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Old 24th March 2008, 12:11   #1
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i have decided to make some tutorials to help people learn how to use photoshop and to do thier own cars on it

Program i used was :Adobe Photoshop 7.0

first tutorial is

Lowering

start by opening the picture you want to work on

firstly right click on the tool shown below and select polygonal lasso tool.



select round the car as shown below and then click copy (Ctrl C) and then click paste (Ctrl V)



then click and hold Ctrl key and use the up and down arrow keys to choose your ride hieght



thats basically it for lowering



Wheel Change

select the polygonal lasso tool as shown below, and carefully go round the outside of the wheels and tyre



once selected go to the move tool shown below and drag the wheel from this picture onto the picture you want it on



resize the image to the correct size and put it in position,then you may need to rub out some parts which overlap the wheel arch like below, select the eraser tool and just neaten it up



once neatened up it should look similar to this



if the colour is too light or too dark then go to the brightness and contrast settings as shown below and adjust them.



then do the same for the front wheel too




Smoothing and Removing

simple things like de-locking and removing side badges and rear badges can be achieved using the smudge tool, it wont always work depending on lighting in the picture

right click the tool shown below and select smudge tool



the you use it a bit like the eraser tool and smudge selected parts out
here i have smudged out the door locks and the VTR side badges
you use the same method to debadge aswell




thats basically it for that


Colour Coding

firstly select the polygonal lasso tool


and select round the first bump strip as shown below
once its selected click (Ctrl+C) copy and then (Ctrl+V) paste it




once pasted go to image>adjustments>desaturate as shown below



then go to image>adjustments>brightness&contrast
and brighten it up a little and it should look like this




then you can choose the colour by going to
image> adjustemnts> hue&saturation shown below




mix with the setting and try and get the best colour match you can



it shouldnt be too difficult to get a similar colour match



once youve done that you can do the rest of the bump strips in the exact same way



Job Done!


Tinting Windows

once again use the polygonal lasso tool shown below




select round the outside of the window, once selected this time go to layer> new> layer as shown below and when the little box pops up click ok




once you have done that the area will still be selected and go to the paint bucket on the left tool bar
select colour black and click inside the selected window
this is what it shud now look like




now go to the layers box on the right hand side and as shown below where my cursor is the box called opacity, click the arrow and change the opacity down, i moved it down to about 20% but adjust it to how much tint you want



do the same for the rest of the windows



an alternate way, you can also just select the window and go to image> adjustments> brightness&contrast and just tone the brightness down a bit, but i found this method gave better results



Copying other Parts

simple things like new lights and exhausts etc can be done by using the same method as the wheel changing

polygonal lasso tool around the part you want



use the move tool and drag it onto your picture

resize it etc and position it corretcly



it is better to find a donor pic of the part you want from the same angle as the picture you are working on as it is easier to make it look realistic and fit in, use this step for any copying and pasting of body parts or wheels etc

and lastly

Colour Change


use the polygonal lasso tool again



and this time select round the whole of the outside of the car as shown below
once you have done this it should look like this




now you need to de-select anything you do not want to colour, like the lights, windows etc
to do this hold down ALT and begin selecting round windows etc with the polygonal lasso tool
doing this whilst holding the ALT key will deselect them
it should now look like this




once done click copy (CTRL+C) and then paste (CTRL+V)
now go to image> adjustments> hue/saturation and begin mixing with the colours to get a nice colour
you can use other things from the menu like brightness and contrast and variation to enhance the colours etc


Remember to do the mirror or mirror caps too

heres couple of examples






other colour can be made like 2 tone/ pearlescent colour by going to image> adjustments> colour balance



then mix with those setting to create different colours




all these tutorials put together creates this





Wallpapers

you could also use photoshop to create wallpapers of existing pictures using the filter options etc

heres a quick example of a pic of saxo180 car (cheers for letting me use pic )


base image



wallpaper





these are just a few of the simple things you can do with photoshop
ill keep this updated and will be adding more things to it when i get the time
but these are the main things people ask others to do for them in this section so why not give it a go

Next updates will be

carbon fibre (the proper way)
meshing
wheel colour change
wide mouthing
and more....

hope these help

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Nice work matey. Will give rep fr this!! Cheers
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cheers mate alredy helped me repped
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simply excellent man.

top effort
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superb guide, repped
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great guide!!! lots of help gotta be a sticky
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Quality guide mate, love the fact it's still sunny behind the trees though lol

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top effort repped

oh and this stickied
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Nice one mate, i already got some guides up in the Sticky, im sure they will get added to there
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credit where its due....

good work.
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love what you've done to my picture of 180's car!

its brilliant
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Month Bump but it defo deserves it, done my mates' dads Bentley, looks awesome haha.
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Have you got around to doing the "Carbon fibre - the proper way" guide?
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