My First Chop

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    I just got Photoshop CS the other day and I read a tutorial at Voodonet7 on how to lower a car. It's the same car they lowered, but I made it just a little bit lower. Does anyone know of any other Photoshop tutorial sites (specifically cars)?

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    www.photoshopchop.com has a good amount of tutorials.

    Also, if you just type "Photoshop tutorials" into Google or Yahoo, you will get a whole bunch of them

    As far as your actual chop goes it does need some work.

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    Nice first chop. I've been wanting to get Photoshop for a while now, but haven't had the money.
    Here's a couple sites :
    http://photoshopjunkie.com/
    http://www.photoshopchop.com/

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    Originally posted by Rex Raider@Aug 15 2004, 04:39 AM
    www.photoshopchop.com has a good amount of tutorials.

    Also, if you just type "Photoshop tutorials" into Google or Yahoo, you will get a whole bunch of them

    As far as your actual chop goes it does need some work.
    Rex, I have gone to google and typed that in. That's how I found that website, but it only has two tutorials on how to chop cars. Give me a break, I know it needs some work. The keyword in my post said it was my "FIRST" chop. And until my skills improve and I figure out how to do other modifications to the car, there isn't a damn thing I can do to make it look any better than it does now.

    PontiacJ8, thanks for the links, I will check them out for sure.

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    I went to the first link PontiacJ8 gave me, it is a great site for beginners like me. I learned how to change the color. So here is my new Golf, I will be adding more improvements as my skill progresses.

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    This time I switched the rims and added some light to the headlights.

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    I didn't mean to insult you (if you took it that way).
    Fior a first chop it, sgood.
    Following tutorials is certainly a good start.

    But you have to pay attention to the little stuff, that's what makes the biggest differences.

    You "selection" for the color change needs work. You painted the tail lights, and you painted some of the tires.
    To fix this, you have to go in with the magnifying glass tool, and erase the overlap, etc...

    I'd like to see you (and everyone) get better.


    If you have specific PS questions, I'm more than willing to help lend a hand.

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    Actually Rex I do have a question; Right now I'm working on an LS430, and I want to change the color. First off I used the lasso tool and go around the entire body of the car. Then the instructions say I must deselect parts of the car I dont want painted (windows, headlights, ect). But when ever I start to go around the headlights my previous selection is gone. What I'm saying is I cant go around more than one part of the car at a time. I have the Body traced, but when I try and trace each headlight it just deselects my first outline. When I did the Golf I didnt have this problem, maybe I'm doing something wrong this time. I didnt mean to snap back on my post, I spent an hour last night doing all those mods to the Golf and its been very frusterating. If you or anyone else could answer my question I would really appreciate it.

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    The easiest way that I do it, is select the whole car (headlights, windows and all), and copy it into it's own layer.

    Change the color.

    Then use the eraser to erase everything that you don't want colored.

    If the new layer is perfectly over the original layer, the parts you erase will be their original colors (if you understand what I'm saying).

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    But to select two different areas, then you select the first one, and then when you do the second selection, you hold the ALT key.

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    So select the whole car, and then go to the layer window and duplicate the layer? I will post the pic when I get it finished.

    Edit: Well here it is. I changed it from Grey to Yellow! Thanks for the tip Rex, I forgot I had to hold down alt while making another selection. I plan to change the front fascia, add some big rims, and thats probably it for now.

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    Ok here it is, I got my LS430 with the front fascia of an M3. The only problem is I cannot match up the colors. I wish you could just choose from a list of colors, and not have to adjust 9 color adjustments to get even close to what you want.

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    I'm nitpicking, but these differences are what makes the difference between a good chop and a great chop.
    You really can't rush things (most common mistake).

    Paying attention to the little things can be really annoying and tedious.

    But that's what makes the difference.

    On a site like this one, people won't care about the little thing, but if you start posting on some of the Chop-specific sites, then you will get ripped apart.

    Check out the attached file.
    I have circled the most obvious problem areas.

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    But how do I fix those problem areas? I've been taking my time and it still has several problems, is there way I can fix them?

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    After the fact, it's hard to fix.
    Well, the overlap is easy, but the parts you erased are not.

    I just made a color tutorial. Check it out.

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