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Author Topic: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?  (Read 2941 times)

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photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« on: November 10, 2009, 02:12:24 PM »
hi! any photoshop advanced user can turn the silver color of this car into black, please?
http://www.regulatun...popup_images/1_0.jpg
thank you!

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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 05:30:14 PM »
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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 10:16:48 AM »
Its a little rough around the edges, but is this what you are looking for?
black car.jpgphoto alteration, any photoshop expert please?
edit:wow the more I look at it, the edges are really crappy. I guess thats what I get for doing a 5 minute selection job.
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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 02:00:33 PM »
I guess he just purchased the car, instead. ;)

I have quite a few image editors, but have never really understood how to make any of them do their best. But to my surprise, PhotoFiltre Studio X Pro did a very nice job on this exercise. No painting at all, merely convert to grey-tones, and play with light and contrast - that's all (regarding the body work, obviously)!

I did not have the patience to fix the edges of the grill and the bonnet.

click thumbnail for 800x600:

[attachthumb=#1][/attachthumb]


Edited:
Apart from the edges, the most of the car is fine, I think. But the more I look at the front, the less I like it; that dirty grey/gray is too ugly and un-real. What would the proper trick be? Too many details already have been lost!

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For the sake of backup, for rehearsal purposes, I have saved a copy of the original version:

1_0.jpgphoto alteration, any photoshop expert please?

« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 05:42:53 PM by Curt »

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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 05:50:14 PM »
It might be a lot easier to just contact Audi and ask them if they have a jpg of that particular model in black that you can download. Odds are pretty good they do.


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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 10:03:00 PM »
Ok, I took a crack at this too, in Paintshop Pro.

1_0-edit.jpgphoto alteration, any photoshop expert please?

and if you want to make any further adjustments to it, attached is a layered PSP file, with the first layer being just the part of the car to be colorized. Do all your adjustments on that layer, and you can make the car any color, without affecting the glass, interior, chrome, or background. (looks great in red or blue)

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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2009, 04:08:17 AM »
Ok, I took a crack at this too, in Paintshop Pro.
I have quite a few image editors, but have never really understood how to make any of them do their best.

- well, I said it myself, didn't I.
I have Paintshop X2 Pro, but was unable to do what App103 have done so well. Someday I really need to sit down and study that bloody manual!!
Any "easy" trick, April?

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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2009, 07:35:45 AM »
Thanks for the compliment, Curt.

I never read the manual either.  ;)

This was done in PSP 9, although it could have been done in my preferred v7 as well. I didn't use that version because I thought the background removal tool included with v9 would help with this. (it really didn't and I could have done just as well without it.)

I just promoted the original image from background to layer, used the eraser tool to remove everything I didn't want to be affected by the color change, leaving just the body of the car. Then I changed it to a dark purple using Colorize, grayscaled it, increased it back to 16 million colors, and added the original image as a new layer, dropping it beneath the colorized layer.

If you take a look at the psp file in the attachment, you will see just how much I erased to do it.

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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2009, 08:59:55 AM »
- yes, I really enjoyed to play with your layer-file.

However, there is something about the black that is not black ehh.. not right. This first one is genuine black, I think:

Black+Audi+A3.jpg


but this thumbnail Audi RS4 I believe to be photoshop-black:


audi-rs4-black-wallpapers_2445_1152x864.jpgphoto alteration, any photoshop expert please?


- and I believe this second one still is much more proper black than what we have accomplished? No "grey" areas! well, at least in an a more genuine black-looking way...
« Last Edit: November 13, 2009, 09:02:37 AM by Curt »

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Re: photo alteration, any photoshop expert please?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009, 05:38:38 PM »
Considering we are not trained pros and we don't read manuals, I think we did quite well.