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Old 07-23-2011, 01:02 AM
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Beetle Colour

Hi Guys,
I want to change the color of my car whilst preserving all the details like door handles but change seem to figure out a way, does any one have advice that I on how I can do this?
Many thanks
Stephen
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:13 AM
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Re: Beetle Colour

Make a hue & saturation adjustment layer and pick blue in the drop down menu and sample the various shades of blue with the plus eye dropper and then slide the hue slider until the color blue changes to the color you want and then make a layer mask and paint back any area that has changed that you want to keep as the original in the image.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:33 AM
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Re: Beetle Colour

You could use channel mixer.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:18 AM
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Re: Beetle Colour

Or in photoshop use image adjustments/Replace color
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:52 AM
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Re: Beetle Colour

Another option would be to duplicate the image, convert to LAB color, Ctrl+5 to select the B channel, and Crtl+I to invert it. Then paste that layer on top of the original and add a layer mask to paint in the body of the car. If you don't the color you can invert the A channel and if you don't like either, you can do a Hue/Sat adj layer and change it.
Regards, Murray
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:06 AM
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Re: Beetle Colour

This is a method I use that's especially suited for cars.

1. Use the pen tool to select ONLY the painted areas of the car -- all the blue in this case.
2. Make a selection from the path.
3. Apply a gradient map adjustment layer and map black > desired color > white.
4. (Optional) Use another gradient map with a different color and gradient fade the mask as desired to achieve a two-tone paint job. Add some flames as I have for a nice retro look.

Good Luck,
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:00 PM
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Re: Beetle Colour

Here is my try.

Copy background layer
Add mask to reveal area of color change
Desaturate background copy
Add a curves adjustment clipped to the background copy
New layer filled with color desired, rename multiply, blend mode to multiply, opacity to 50%
Copy multiply layer, rename overlay, blend mode to overlay, opacity to 50%
Copy overlay layer, rename color, blend mode to color, opacity to 50%
Clip all layers to background copy
Adjust opacity of layers to suit
Adjust curves for shadow/highlight
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:58 AM
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Re: Beetle Colour

Hi Guys,
Please see attached my picture, comments welcome, can anyone give me a link to a good explanation on the hue saturation adjustment?
I would also like to tone down the highlight where the sun is shining on 3 points of the car, any ideas on how I do this?
Kind Regards
Stephen
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:04 PM
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Re: Beetle Colour

hi,
you might be interested in this video tutorial which is one of my favorites, for it covers several meathods... ... for changing colors some of which been mentioned already ... .... http://revision3.com/pixelperfect/colorize

on the bright spots... and the guys know better ways... but i generally use the burn tool on a low opacity setting .. works for me ...
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