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Old 07-10-2008, 01:27 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

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Downloaded the video but it has no audio? Anyone else have this problem?
I downloaded it and it played fine in Media Player 10.

Try VLC

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

I was able to play it in VLC as well however, note that due to the encoding of this video file if you fast forward or jump forward you will loose the sound and it won't come back. It works fine with sound if you just play it from beginning to end.

As far as the video itself the main car retouching steps go to about minute 28.
After that he goes into adding different backgrounds and such which you can skip over (not that they are bad but you probably already know how to do that kind of stuff).

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:24 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

Probably too late for you now but I'm currently producing some car photography & retouching videos.I'm working on my second volume at the moment which will cover car rigs and retouching.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:32 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

i worked for a long time with car retouching, and in general, probably, you can treat it like if you were retouching a face, not the same, but gives you an idea, but for example, if you want to get rid of reflects, you need to paint over and that kind of tricks..
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:19 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I have been having a fun time taking the reflections off of perfect pictures... and lifting off the sheens... and making up sheen brushes... to be able to transfer those reflections to other cars. Use the blend-if sliders on a layer to isolate just the sheens...then make a library of sheens or brushes that can be softlight stamped onto other surfaces.

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Old 06-17-2009, 11:12 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

most of those great car shots you are seeing and oogling over are most likely cgi
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:19 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

i don't know wich images are you saying, but i worked for over 3 years with real photos, from profesional photographers in the US and some other few i took sometimes here in Mexico, etc... i'm just talking for Honda and Acura, wich i worked for...
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:25 PM
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These days they are using more and more cgi, not saying that you cant shoot a car on location, its more cost effective to fake it thats all, but in that you can get perfect images
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:11 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I think you are right it's now becoming more mainstream to use CGI.
I did these in 2006 before it really took off
http://www.plantphoto.com/cgiautomotive.php
The image of car in the cave was only one I did not retouch and this cost £25,000 GBP to produce in post production NOT including my photography and shooting the HDr dome.The model and rendering on this image was done in collaboration with Taylor James in London.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:57 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

CGI is used more often, true. But those CGI cars still need a lot of work from the retouchers to make them look more realistic and less like a render. A lot of smoothing of polygonal lines has to happen, and I routinely have to put in much more shape than a straight-up render can allow for. That might speak more to the quality of the renders I get to start with, and some renders are definitely better than others; but all of them get worked on by a retoucher.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:39 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

well, yeah, i know that it's more cost effective to make a cgi picture, but what i was saying, is that the car is a real photo, most of the times, and then you get the cgi of the enviroment. and as eraanexact is saying, a render most of the times needs a lot of work from the retouchers... i see a lot of advertising with rendered cars, like VW or Audi, sometimes Mercedes, and for a trained eye pops up a render...
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