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Old 10-13-2005, 02:28 PM
bKLyNbENz bKLyNbENz is offline
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color help

hey guys, im asking for your help for something that ive been having difficulty with for some time now - i cannot seem to change a color to another exact color that im looking for. ive tried everything from saturation to replace color to whatever. ive searched around here and the web and still cant seem to get a straight answer.

heres a good example, im trying to change the color of the wheels on my friends ferrari to the gold color thats on this bmw m3.

heres my friends ferrari 360 cs

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8747/jcfcar17ry.jpg

heres the bmw m3 with gold bbs lm's. that color gold is what i want to turn the ferraris wheels into

http://img418.imageshack.us/img418/4962/dscn14264me.jpg


heres my attempt, cant seem to get the right color. im sure its something simple/stupid that im doing and any help is greatly appreciated.

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7522/jcfcar29ae.jpg
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:59 PM
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Red face A quick selection

Excuse my quick selection. At any rate the car you wanted to gold plate, I selected the wheels (crudely) and copied them to a new layer. The source car I opened too and selected some gold on one of the wheels. I then used image match color with the source being the selection and the target the copied layer on the source car file. dscn14.. That turned the target car's wheels to gold but it was a little dark. To jazz up the layer I used a layer style. Inner Bevel notice the gloss contour on the screen dump.

Yeah they became gold all right. But this may help you some.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:21 PM
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I didn't make a good selection, so the wheel looks ugly, for color matching, there are 3 things to care about, HSL, you need to increase the luminoisity of the hubcab, then play with hue and saturation to match the color, in this case, I use levels to increase the light, then selective color and another HSL layer for fine tune, I guess curve also works in this case.


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Old 10-13-2005, 04:18 PM
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Colourmatch seemed to blow this one out, so I took a sample of the colour of the wheels of the bmw and then on a new layer in colour mode applied the colour (mind you this is a quick roughie before brekky). Then using a grey dodge and burn layer I dodged the wheels before using hue/saturation/brightness and adjusted the saturation, lightness and introduced a little pink.
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:23 PM
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Here's what I whipped up, quick and dirty. I made a selection of the wheel cover and pasted it onto the other vehicle. It's not done up properly, but it's an idea.

Maureen

[img=http://img282.imageshack.us/img282/1425/goldwheelcover5bl.th.jpg]
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:12 PM
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Hi bKLyNbENz. Welcome to RetouchPro.

I have made a start on this.
If I don’t get caught I should have this done soon.

Can I have the stereo?

Ken
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Cameraken
Hi bKLyNbENz. Welcome to RetouchPro.

I have made a start on this.
If I don’t get caught I should have this done soon.

Can I have the stereo?

Ken
That's bloody brilliant, Ken, pardon the swearing...

Maureen
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:03 PM
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Of course, you have a flat light that you are trying to incorporate into a specular light situation. You might have some success playing LAB. Sample the color of the test model. I get something like 58/3/26 LAB readings. Convert your desired image to LAB. Create a curves adjustment layer and move your L, A and B to the above numbers. Merge down so you have your base layer and your adjusted layer. Click on your adjusted layer to open up the Blend If and adjust till you get something pleasing.

Cheers

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Old 10-13-2005, 09:33 PM
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Used a couple of gradient maps with colors sampled from the source image.
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:16 AM
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If your friend can afford a Ferrari, he/she should be able to afford some gold wheels to go with it.

But seeing as he/she's a cheapskate, I tried the following.

New layer set to colour blend.
Sample colour from BMW
Paint in wheels (Did a really rough job, expect you can take the time to do it properly)
Ctrl+Click on colour layer to select wheels.
Move to background layer, and make levels adj to lighten wheels. (use Ctrl+H to hide selection dashes to make seeing wheels easier).
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