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Removing street reflections from bodywork of car

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Old 01-29-2002, 08:16 PM
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Thanks DJ!

I definitely agree with you that using the gradient tool is perfect for this photo. Like you said, it’s just a matter of playing with it until you get "the right grade and angle of slope."

I have a friend who can draw photo realistic automobiles just by using vector selections and gradients. I have nowhere near that skill level but it has always fascinated me.
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Old 01-29-2002, 09:23 PM
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Wow, I'd love to see a tutorial on that. Maybe your friend can give you some interesting tricks.
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Old 01-29-2002, 10:00 PM
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He works with Illustrator. He generally starts by drawing a basic wireframe of the car and then creates another layer of wireframes denoting where the shadows are. From there he starts filling things in with solid colors and gradients. VERY time consuming!
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Old 01-29-2002, 10:08 PM
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Yes I can imagine it is time very consuming but very fastinating too from the sounds of it. Love watching true artists at work.
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Old 01-29-2002, 10:29 PM
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There's a highly respected book on this subject (unread by me)...something like "Drawing Photorealistic Subjects using Photoshop and Illustrator". The author has been banned from many competitions because you can't tell his drawings apart from photographs. Bert Monvey maybe?
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Old 02-02-2002, 03:09 PM
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I probably won't be able to upload my attempt till Sunday evening, or Monday morning.
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Old 02-03-2002, 03:41 PM
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Here is my work in progress.

For the time being I won't be working on removing the reflections. This image is part of a larger composite, the porsche will be cut out from the street and put in another environment. So ... I now have to work on it with view to how the new environment will reflect in the new bodywork.

It is not perfect, it is at half way house.

I will be back, no doubt to ask advice when I need to put some new reflections in.
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Old 02-03-2002, 03:44 PM
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I forgot to mention that I did not use gradients or the clone tool. I found that they did not allow me to apply colour or tone to the shape of the car.

This was exclusively retouched with airbrush, noise filter, gausian blur, motion blur and tonal adjustments with the curves.
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Old 02-03-2002, 03:51 PM
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Looks like you didn't need our help after all. Excellent results. You will have to show us the finished product and let us know what techniques you found most productive. Good going Bernadette and good luck on the rest of it.
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Old 02-08-2002, 11:25 PM
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steps 5 and 6 of the referenced tutorial are a total mystery to me .
perhaps some one can explain what exactly a "screen grab of the image was used as a "roto backdrop""is, and more importantly how it is achieved . In addition what kind of program are they referring to, some kind of CAD program?
n step 6 the file 3DBG tiff is mentioned .Where does this come from ,could it be the car image already produced .
Sorry guys and girls but I am a total novice at this endevor.
When I read stuff like this i feel as if i have been living on some other planet for the last 60 years ,or perhaps I am stupider than I thought
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