Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Member's Car Gallery

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2006, 07:32 AM   #1
psychochild
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 59353
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Alfred and Ithaca NY
Vehicle:
2003 2.5 TS-Turbo
Pearl Ridge Blue

Default How to do the "cars" Photoshop

Per Request: Here is a step by step method for how I do the "CARS" chops:

Step 1: Get a photo of your car,something medium resolution is good, if the photo is two low then the cars parts will look odd, if its a crazy detailed RAW file, the final product will look more fake. so heres the photo Im using, Its from the old thread compliments of 04ts:



Step 2: Go to the cars wallpaper site http://www.filmtotaal.nl/module.php?...ew&wid=0317219 and find a car mouth and eyes that suit your picture, It dosent mater if the car is facing left or right, or the perspective angle, we can change all that later, for this chop im using Flo, Open this wallpaper at the highest resolution:



Step 3: with your CARS wallpaper and using the freehand laso (newbies) or pen tool select a large area around the mouth. Make sure you include all the mouth corner lines. this selection dosent have to be perfect.



Step 4: Drag the mouth to your car photograph and set the opacity to around 75%



Step 5: If your mouth is backwards (as in this case) go to the edit menu>transform>flip horizontal. Now comes the hard part: using the transform functions (rotate, scale, and a lot of perspective) drag the mouth around so it covers the area of your front bumper. I find it very easy to use the foglight holes as a refferance, putting the edes of the mouth just a little bit over the inside crease (blue) just make sure you pay attention to the bottom and sides of the mouth (red) and that the perspective of the mouth fits the perspective of the car



step 6: go back to your wallpaper and using the plygonal laso select a general area around the eyes/windshield. again this selection dosent have to be perfect just make sure you're outside the windshield:



Step 8: Drag the eyes over to your photo and set the opacity to 75%. Ok, as with the mouth you have to use the transform tools (rotate, scale, A lot of Perspective) to fit the windshield around your own windshield (pat attention to the perspectives! (blue lines) this will make the differance between something that looks realistic and something that looks stupid) Pay attention to the eyebrows, make sure the color goes all the way to the top corners (red) make sure your eyes



Step 9: hide the visibility of the eyes layer (the little eyeball in the Layers Pallet) and very carefully using the magnetic laso or Pen tool select around the edge of your windshield. you want to select under your windshield wipers. Then go up to the menu Select>Feather and set that to 2 or 3 pixles (a little more if your using a big file)

Step 10: Select the inverse (ctrl+shift+I) and without deselecting anything, click on your CARS eyes, make it visible again (the little eyeball) and press delete. this should trim around the edge and make the eyeballs fit your windshield, Now you can play with the opacity, to preserve the reflections in the windshield I think about 85% is good.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by psychochild; 01-23-2007 at 11:48 PM.
psychochild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 07:32 AM   #2
psychochild
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 59353
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Alfred and Ithaca NY
Vehicle:
2003 2.5 TS-Turbo
Pearl Ridge Blue

Default

Step 11: Going back to the mouth, make sure you have the brush pallet open (Press F5) and select the ereaser tool. pick a fuzzy brush (see below) thats about 10% the size of the mouth, start ereasing around your mouth to remove all hard edges, make sure you dont erease any of the actual mouth.


Step 12: Set the opacity of the mouth back up to 100% and using progresively smaller fuzzy brushes erease the rest of the color that covers the fog lights, grill, under the bumper, headlights. basicly everywhere that isnt solid paint (Red)



Step 13: Go to Image>Adjustments>hue and saturation and change the color of the mouth to the color of your car, If you have a black white or silver car dont just change the saturation to zero! there are about a million reflected colors in your paint, look at whats most domminant (usualy a light blue) and keep a little of this color in your mouth.


Step 14: youll notice that you can still see some of the grill under the mouth, the best way I've found for getting rid of this is tedious. going back to your car photo and using the healing and clone stamp tools. If you arent comfortable with these then using another fuzzy brush and painting in some of the color of your car over the hole will also work this takes a pretty long time, I usualy try to clone the piece of the bumber between the fog lights and grill and use vertical strokes to cover the middle. heres an in process shot:



Step 15: Go back up to the eyes and make a general selection around the eyeballs, then feather it out (like before) about 5 pixles, Then select the inverese again (ctrl+shift+I)


Step 16: Do the same color adjustments as on the mouth and then you should be done!



There is plenty more to add, you can use the wheels or just about any aspect off the cars wallpapers, Play with it! then post what you make!

Last edited by psychochild; 01-24-2007 at 11:05 AM.
psychochild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 07:36 AM   #3
Burnall4
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 35518
Join Date: Apr 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Richmond/Fairfax
Vehicle:
2005 WRX STI
PSM

Default

damn thats a hell of a write up... +100000000 for you
Burnall4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 07:44 AM   #4
99subi
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 78118
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Westchester NY
Vehicle:
2002 Corvette coupe
05 Legacy

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnall4 View Post
damn thats a hell of a write up... +100000000 for you
yea for really!!!
99subi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 07:47 AM   #5
psychochild
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 59353
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Alfred and Ithaca NY
Vehicle:
2003 2.5 TS-Turbo
Pearl Ridge Blue

Default

Im sick and i cant sleep anyway, finished my homework, what else is an art student to do? (but photoshop ofcorse!)

psychochild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 08:03 AM   #6
psychochild
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 59353
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Alfred and Ithaca NY
Vehicle:
2003 2.5 TS-Turbo
Pearl Ridge Blue

Default

psychochild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 08:17 AM   #7
04ts
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 57517
Join Date: Mar 2004
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: Ajax, ON Canada
Vehicle:
2010 Impreza WRX Ltd
Satin white Pearl

Default

thanks for sharing psychochild
04ts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 08:26 AM   #8
Boosted 03 REX
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 102747
Join Date: Dec 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Toms River
Vehicle:
1992 5.0 Mustang LX
White

Default

Subscribing!!
Boosted 03 REX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 10:21 AM   #9
darroj
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 113645
Join Date: Apr 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: West Chester, PA
Vehicle:
2004 PSM WRX
Stage 1ish

Default

thanks for making me not have to do anymore chops haha! good write up!
darroj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 10:30 AM   #10
S.G.D
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 36448
Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver
Default

that aztec is awesome.


hahahahahah
S.G.D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 10:41 AM   #11
clbd39
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 104078
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Missouri
Vehicle:
2002 SRP VF43 WRX
P&L Jorge Tuned

Default

subscribed... thanks
clbd39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 10:51 AM   #12
Handsdown
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 29355
Join Date: Nov 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: seattle
Vehicle:
2003 GD6 Hate chall
but i'mma maintain

Default

if you're worried you'll delete or erase something important, i'd suggest using a layer mask on the mouth and eye layers, that way you can get them 'trimmed' without actually losing it forever if you trim too much. search the web for how to do that if you don't already
Handsdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #13
Sylon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 109000
Join Date: Mar 2006
Chapter/Region: International
Location: The land of the Nurburgring
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza 2.5i
Obsidian Black Pearl

Default

Thanks for the info and the work!!!
Sylon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 01:05 PM   #14
CatfaceType-R
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 81102
Join Date: Feb 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Brushyoteefs@dentists.cats
Default

..................]

Last edited by CatfaceType-R; 12-06-2006 at 07:58 PM.
CatfaceType-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 01:26 PM   #15
SUBYDOODIE
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 71490
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: LA/Hollywood
Vehicle:
05 cgm wrx
rubbing axles haha

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by psychochild View Post
Im sick and i cant sleep anyway, finished my homework, what else is an art student to do? (but photoshop ofcorse!)

hahahaha see... he asks for his to be done like 7x in the other thread... now he does it himself... someone do it for him..
SUBYDOODIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 01:30 PM   #16
Handsdown
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 29355
Join Date: Nov 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: seattle
Vehicle:
2003 GD6 Hate chall
but i'mma maintain

Default

some cars are easier to do than others... the color in the picture has a lot to do with it. the less reflections in the paint, the better it will look.

my best:
http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/2222/typercars1zv1.jpg

my worst:
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/671/pastecw3.jpg



it all depends on the original picture you go off of.


soontobe- i think this thread would be better if there are no requests. please make requests in the request Cars thread, leave this thread for finished products, tutorials, and tips.
Handsdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 01:36 PM   #17
chimchimm5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 88501
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Wagon
CGM

Default

Nice write up. Thanks!
chimchimm5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 01:44 PM   #18
4hero
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 125638
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland, UK
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza STi
Obsidian Black

Default

good tutorial mate, now I just need to add to yours to do this

4hero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 01:58 PM   #19
STi-JDM
Top Scoob 023
 
Member#: 90373
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
05' STi. 89' GT-R
00' GT-R ; LCM x WFC

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4hero View Post
good tutorial mate, now I just need to add to yours to do this

can I get the hi res?
STi-JDM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 02:21 PM   #20
4hero
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 125638
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland, UK
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza STi
Obsidian Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STi-JDM View Post
can I get the hi res?
you can Check out my deviantart for a 1280x1024 version. (select the download option on the left for the biggie)
4hero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 02:22 PM   #21
Capt Crunch
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10852
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Cleveland / UMD College Park
Vehicle:
Then : JDM Ver 7 STi
Now : E46 M3 / MKVI GTI

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by psychochild View Post
I blew water all over my monitor when I saw this
Capt Crunch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 02:33 PM   #22
wrxsnowstyle
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 122973
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Southern ca, other countries.
Vehicle:
02 WRX wagon

Default



eyes are dialated mang....that rex is on crack...
wrxsnowstyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 03:25 PM   #23
Distinctive
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 68122
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: martinsburg , oceanfront WV
Vehicle:
2004 dbl u ar ex
VF34 w/white paint

Default

thanx for the help.....my 1st time using photoshop...hereya go...
Distinctive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 03:51 PM   #24
Handsdown
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 29355
Join Date: Nov 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: seattle
Vehicle:
2003 GD6 Hate chall
but i'mma maintain

Default

not bad but needs more blue in the mouth.

really take your time getting to know the Hue/Saturation tool (ctrl-u) and curves tool (ctrl-m)
Handsdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 04:36 PM   #25
rally_on
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 86849
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Vehicle:
2005 GMC Savana
white

Default

pics from far away work the best IMO good chops in here
rally_on is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Goddamn, the Brits know how to do the blues Fach Off-Topic 28 01-21-2008 03:24 PM
instructions on how to do the painted headlight mod? juztin180 Interior & Exterior Modification 2 01-02-2003 12:59 PM
more specific driving advice HOW TO do the "flick" Davenow General Community 1 01-02-2003 02:02 AM
Custom cat back exhaust, how to do the bends? WhiteWRXBoy Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 4 07-06-2002 02:42 AM
Hey anyone know how to do the fog light mod ? s-one Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 4 06-22-2001 04:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.