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Quote, originally posted by kenny301 » the car colored with the b&w background is easy. here are the steps
open the file you want to edit
copy the image
change the image to greyscale
paste the original image in a new layer
use the erase tool to get rid of all the color stuff you dont want. it will only erase the top color layer and the b&w layer will stay put.
ok i tried doing this and everytime i paste the original image in a new layer on top of the B&W original, the new copy turns b&w too. in short, i cant have b&w one layer and color the other layer. anybody know how to get around this? TIA.
thats because you are pasting a color image into a document with grayscale color space.. if you change it to grayscale and then BACK to rgb or color.. the image will still stay gray and you can paste the color image in without it changing.
i gotta say i've been wondering about p-chop for a loooong time. actually, my grandfather uses it, and he's real big on digital photography and p-shop, and CAD design and stuff (not ur typical old guy lol), and i always wondered how to do all this. haha now i think i'm gonna spend all of midterm week f'in around w/ photoshop. thanks guys!
Quote, originally posted by achtungti » this helped soooooo much...this p-shop isnt a dub but i had some fun with it...i could still use some help though...so pointers would be good
Just make sure to clone the street, your street has a drop off at the front, just clone the street and move it up a bit. the bricks are a constant pattern so they wont look wierd chopped up. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
Oh, and great thread by the way, i learned a few things myself, i'm still a bit new to photoshop, i have Photoshop Elements.
I just wish there was an easier way to change the color of a car.
Modified by Flipdriver80 at 11:56 PM 1-31-2005
You could use Paint Shop Pro to do some (if not all) of the things listed above, but there are different buttons and options that you have to use.
Photoshop is on the expensive side and there are no "free" (legal) copies out there. There is however an open-source alternative, its called GIMP.
I have not personally used GIMP, but I have heard some very good things about it. Its worth checking it out if you dont want to shell out a lot of money for photoshop.
Its available for Windows, Mac OSX, and even Unix.
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window tinting is pretty simple..
just make a new layer
trace a selection around all the windows, like you were going to change the color of them.
fill that on the new layer with black or whatever color you want to tint the windows
adjust the opacity slider of that layer to whatever percent you want.
I will attempt to explain Carbon Fibering, but I don't have any screen shots. I'm running Photoshop 7.
First, we need to create the carbon fiber texture. You only have to do this once...
1. Create a new image and make it 12px x 6px with 72px resolution and a transparent background.
2. Zoom in 1600 percent.
3. Using your rectangular selection tool, select the top left corner of the image.
4. Using the gradient tool, create a gradient that goes from black to transparent, left to right.
5. Fill the selected corner.
6. Select the lower right hand corner.
7. Fill the selected corner with the same gradient.
8. Under the Edit menu (I think), select "define texture" and save the image as a texture.
Now you have the basic carbon fiber texture!
Next, we will put the carbon fiber on the car.
1. Open image that will recieve the carbon fiber.
2. Select the region (hood, trunk, mirrors) that will recieve the carbon fiber. The best way to select a part is to use the Polygonal Lasso tool. If you need to remove parts, such as emblems or lights, hold "alt" while selecting. To add sections, hold "shift" while selecting. I also use this selection process when lowering and changing colors.
3. Once you have the section that you want to recieve the carbon fiber, copy it and paste it into a new layer.
4. Create another layer. This will be your CF texture. Fill the layer using either "fill" from the menu, or the bucket tool. Opacity should be 100% and layer style should be set as normal, for now.
5. Carbon fiber should now be covering the entire picture. Next, you will want to use transform to change the perspective to match the perspective of the car. This isn't necessairy but it may improve the look. I also like to rotate the texture by as much as 30 degrees to get a less uniform look. Another good idea is to use the "Twirl" filter to give it a nice twist texture.
6. Ok. So we've got our carbon fiber, and we've got our selected parts. Lets put them together. In the layer menu, turn off all the layers except the one with the parts that will recieve carbon fiber. Then select those parts. I've found that this can be easily done using the magic wand with tolerance set up around 200.
7. Once the part is selected, click "Inverse" under the select menu.
8. Turn all the layers back on and select the layer containing the carbon fiber texture.
9. Press the delete key. If you did everything right, the carbon fiber selection should be only on the selected parts now! Congrats!
10. Now this is essential to making the Carbon fiber look good. Select the layer which has the Carbon fiber texture and change the layer type to "overlay". This will make the carbon fiber appear to be part of the car.
11. If the car that you did this on is not black, your new carbon fiber parts may need to be darkened to look like real carbon fiber. To do this, select the parts layer and go to "Adjust hue/saturation" and play around till you find the right color.
(Car recieved Color change, Lowering, Carbon Fiber.)
This thread is really great... I hope everyone keeps posting tips and their creations.
In an earlier post I posted a link for GIMP, a free opensource alternative to Adobe's Photoshop.
There were a few complaints for the program, mainly the clunkey menus and difficultly to do heavily used tasks.
This has all been solved with GIMPshop. Its the same FREE opensource GIMP, but it has Photoshop menus and tasks. Basically anything you can do in Photoshop can now be done in GIMP the EXACT SAME WAY!
Any tutorial that you have for Photoshop can now be used for GIMP.
Its worth checking out http://blog.yumdap.net/archive....html
I recommend downloading it as soon as you can because I do not know if Adobe will have a problem with a program that is identical to its own.
Photoshop is well worth the money, but if you want to try some of the techniques in this thread and dont have a lot of money, give it a try.
Here is a link to see what GIMPshop looks like:
Modified by A27Racer at 2:24 PM 4/19/2005
I will also recommend GIMP even though I use Photoshop. Photoshop is great, but not worth the money if you just want to play around with cars. Luckily, my computer came preloaded with Photoshop, so that's what I use. GIMPshop is just as good.
I remember when GIMP came out!