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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:32 PM Edited by Mike_Toreno, 08 December 2005 - 08:52 PM.

This tutorial is going to show you how to pimp/modify/jazz up a car using photoshop. You can use any car to begin with, I'll be using this picture:

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First of all, we want to change the colour of the car, I'll be using a light yellow colour. Right, you should have one layer. Make a new layer by clicking the New Layer button at the right bottom corner of the Layers Pallet.

Now, in the new layer, click on what colour you wish to use for the car to be. I'm using a light yellow (As stated above). In the newly made layer make the Opacity 30%. Now select the Paintbrush Tool and paint round round the whole car. Except the Tires, Rims, Lights, Windcreen.. etc. Just re-colour the car base. You can use the Polygonal Lasso Tool if you wish to select bits and colour them. That's what I used anyway. If done correctly, should there be something along these lines:

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Now, let's start with the windscreen shall we?

Make another layer, and select a colour of your choice. I'll be using a red colour. But this time, set the Opacity in this layer to 20%. Paint around the windscreen/door windows with the colour you choose to make the windows be. If done correctly, you should have something like this:

user posted image

Now for the lights. I'll be choosing a simple orange colour, but any colour should be fine. And set the Opacity on this layer to 30%. If all goes well, here's something similar to what you should have:

user posted image

Now here comes the hard part - The Rims. You have two options.

Option 1:

Make a new layer, set the Opacity to 30%, and colour in the Rims. Any colour will do, I'll be using a dark orange. You should have something like this:

user posted image

Option 2:

Find some different Rims altogether. Find another car at the same angle as the one you are modifying. When you've found your car, paste it into a new layer, cut around the Rim, copy it, paste it. Edit it as you wish for it to fit into the car you are modifying. Here's something I got:

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Congratulations, you have finished it. If you followed the tutorial you'll be able to modify other car bits. And come up with other stuff, follow my guidelines and you'll be okay with it.

After editing a few things, here's what I got.

Before:

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After:

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I hope you found this tutorial helpful, have fun! smile.gif

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:45 PM

This is pretty nice as it applies for other things as well, the only real problem is i find this hard to do.


When decribing the rims:
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Find another car at the same angle as the one you are modifying.


Now that's what i call wishful thinking.

Nice TUT though, well done smile.gif

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (Rob_UK @ Dec 8 2005, 19:45)
This is pretty nice as it applies for other things as well, the only real problem is i find this hard to do.


When decribing the rims:
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Find another car at the same angle as the one you are modifying.


Now that's what i call wishful thinking.

Nice TUT though, well done smile.gif

It's easy enough. Just find another car at the same angle as the one you are modifying. You don't have to find the perfect match. You can scale the Rim, skew it, rotate it, so you don't have to get it perfect. Photoshop does the Rimming job. wink.gif

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:37 PM

The 'modded' car looks 10x uglier than the original car.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:45 PM

Only because he picked a bad window tint. IMO.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:45 PM

Why'd you use low opax brushing instead of color balance, hue/sat or 'color' blending?

It just seems like there's so much easier ways to do it.

Also - Lose the table formatting.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:56 PM Edited by Mike_Toreno, 08 December 2005 - 09:00 PM.

QUOTE (niteangel´ @ Dec 8 2005, 20:37)
The 'modded' car looks 10x uglier than the original car.


With them colours, yes. But that was just for demonstation. Pick better colours and it'll look much better.

QUOTE (Matt)
Only because he picked a bad window tint. IMO.


Yeah.. As I said, I did it for demonstration, I wasn't expecting the outcome on the actual modifications I made on the car. *cough* niteangel` *cough*... rolleyes.gif

It was just to show people the general idea on how to do it. When I have time, I'll come round to making a better version.

QUOTE (anuj)
Why'd you use low opax brushing instead of color balance, hue/sat or 'color' blending?

It just seems like there's so much easier ways to do it.

Also - Lose the table formatting.


Hmm.. I didn't think of that. And as I said, I'll come round to making a better version. Also, lost the table formatting. smile.gif

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE (Mike_Toreno @ Dec 8 2005, 21:56)
QUOTE (niteangel´ @ Dec 8 2005, 20:37)
The 'modded' car looks 10x uglier than the original car.


With them colours, yes. But that was just for demonstation. Pick better colours and it'll look much better.

QUOTE (Matt)
Only because he picked a bad window tint. IMO.


Yeah.. As I said, I did it for demonstration, I wasn't expecting the outcome on the actual modifications I made on the car. *cough* niteangel` *cough*... rolleyes.gif

I know..
But if you could make it look better from the first time, then do it.
Anyway, the methods you use to colour the car take a lot of time though.
You should find a faster way to colour it.
And don't add pictures of what you got after colouring or adding rims, add pictures of the selection.
That's more useful for a tutorial.
Apart from that all is fine.
It's a lot better than your previous tutorial, that's for sure.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:35 PM

I agree, it's not very pimping.
If you were planning to make the tut, atleast make the final product a little spiffy.

It looks like coloured chalks threw up on the car.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:59 PM

As I said in the Towers, Joey, it needs some important things about modding. If you really think GTAF gfx community needss this tutorial, go and have a check at some modding tutorials, and see what's misisng.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 02:12 PM

nice tutorial. i would use it if i had photoshop. but i dont. the pimped car looks kinda weird thougt. and that first car is awsome.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 04:25 PM

Cheers for all the comments guys, I'm currently working on doing a better version of the modifyed car. So I'll edit the first post when it's all done. smile.gif

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 04:47 PM

I like the tuturall...im a nebie at photshop so this hsould help me ...thanks tounge.gif

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:36 PM

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I like the tuturall...im a nebie at photshop so this hsould help me ...thanks


Looks like your also a 'nebie' at spelling ..eh? tounge.gif

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE (matt27689 @ Dec 10 2005, 21:36)
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I like the tuturall...im a nebie at photshop so this hsould help me ...thanks


Looks like your also a 'nebie' at spelling ..eh? tounge.gif

*You're wink.gif

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 10:59 PM

anyone gonna stop there complaining and post there pimpin cars


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don't tell me that the rims ect ect are sh*t because I have no clue when it comes to da word on da street dontgetit.gif hence the reason I haven't played NFSU 1 and 2.Made it in 5 mins so comment all you want colgate.gif

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 12:03 AM

I don't want to be rude or anything, but why do you even bother showing it here? Couldn't you just take some time and make it better?

I'm sure you could find better rims, those ones look just to flat, you might want to look after some that aren't that black in the background - but not under 5min. And well, the borders of the car are really blurred out, might be on purpose though.

Just want to offer some kind of help, you won't improve much by doing 5min works I think.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 12:37 AM Edited by K^2, 11 December 2005 - 12:48 AM.

It still looks better than the one on the original post. Except for the rims. The picture he used had the tilt to the right, and on the image the wheels are tilted to the left. A simple horizontal flip would help it.

Edit: Tried fliping the rims on adam shiller's image, and it didn't help a whole lot. The front wheel still looks weird. The rear whell does look better with a flip, though.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:00 AM

yeah the back wheel looks absolutely crap,like I said it was not supposed to be a work of art just something I did because I was bored and as far as Rims go I haven't got a clue which are good or bad just did a google search and used them.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:41 AM

I thought I'd pimp up a Mini Metro:

Before:
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After:
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:04 AM

omglol:
The Original Car Modification website

You'll find out how to do much more and look at different ways of doing things.

There I go again, sometimes taking over a topic...

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 03:07 AM

Cool find Nipa

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dont ask ..........

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 04:23 AM

QUOTE (Ottae @ Dec 11 2005, 01:41)
I thought I'd pimp up a Mini Metro:

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I'd probably shoot myself if I had to drive in that one cryani.gif

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 08:21 AM

QUOTE (DiVaio @ Dec 11 2005, 04:23)
QUOTE (Ottae @ Dec 11 2005, 01:41)
I thought I'd pimp up a Mini Metro:

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I'd probably shoot myself if I had to drive in that one cryani.gif

You wouldnt say that if you were a clown
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 08:28 AM

^that made me bust the f*ck out laughing... lol.gif

it's an interesting tut. coulda had some more substance though, mike. colgate.gif
i haven't really tried any car mods, so perhaps i will and i will post it.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:28 PM Edited by king surfer, 11 December 2005 - 02:55 PM.

There are some problems with this tutorial. For example your "colour brushing" will only work properly if the car is white in the first place.

Anyway i shall post my pimpmobile soon.


EDIT: This goes to show how many good cars this tutorial could ruin.

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Very subtle detail here.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 03:11 PM

thats a nice car ottae but the pimped one lookks kinda weird. cgange the colour.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 09:50 PM

QUOTE (king surfer @ Dec 11 2006, 10:28)
There are some problems with this tutorial. For example your "colour brushing" will only work properly if the car is white in the first place.

You can throw a car of some other color to gray scale, and then adjust contrast/brightnes/gamma untill you get it to look white.




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