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Blueprint Art Tutorial

A blueprint is a guide for making something. The literal meaning of a blueprint is a blue paper with plans for a building printed on it. Blueprints are also very interesting as sophisticated art pieces, and you can easily make them yourself, as we’ll show in this blueprint art tutorial.

Firstly, download materials you need, that is a blueprint pattern and a suitable image. You can draw simple white lines yourself and put them over a blue background, however it is easier and faster to find a free blueprint image or pattern. You can try the ones from this page, or simply google for “free blueprint texture”. For free blueprints check this place.

I have found an interesting Soviet space rocket design, and made a blueprint texture myself. Those images are available as free download. Please, check the download link at the bottom of this page.

Now, let’s make an interesting poster.

Open Photoshop or any other graphic editing software you are comfortable with, and make a new file with size of 8x10inch, 300dpi, and Adobe RGB color profile.

blueprint art tutorial

Import blueprint texture image and resize if needed.

blueprint texture

Next, import actual blueprint image, and put it over blueprint texture layer.

blueprint image

Invert layer with shortcut CMD+I or Image –⟩ Adjustments –⟩ Invert.

invert blueprint image

Set layer blend mode to Screen.

set blueprint layer mode

Adjust brightness and contrast, and that’s it, you ready to print your new blueprint wall art.

blueprint art

In addition to that, you can also add some text, but that’s up to you.

There you go! Print your new art piece, and decorate your home or office. Hope you enjoyed our blueprint art tutorial.

You can download images we used for this tutorial from link at the bottom of this page and try it yourself. There is also a finished image which you can print and frame, if you’d like.

Also, check out our “Freebies” page, there you can find and download set of 10 Free Blueprint Textures, which you can use for your personal projects.

In case you’re not into DIY blueprints, feel free to browse our shop for blueprint art prints. It a place where you can buy digital images and print them yourself. Affordable, fast, and easy way to create modern art. 

Our next article will be about Chalkboard Art. See you then!