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Old 07-08-2008, 11:27 AM
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Car Retouching??

Anybody know how to professionally retouch cars? Or know of any good websites on the subject all i can find is sites that tell you how to put a body kit on a car or make it chrome.

any help would be cool
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:32 AM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I'd be interested in this as well.

The #1 thing I can think of is refelections (even with a PL filter some may still be left because of the angles, etc.)

I can imagine the demand has to be there after all most of of us don't have access to hangars with huge white screens for diffusing light. We deal with a lot of outdoors stuff and that introduces a lot of reflections.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:04 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

Check out BAEKDAL.COM, scroll down to Toyota IQ and then poke around to find various tutorials on how to make car graphics.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:29 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

Not too sure on what sort of tutorial you mean but just incase this is the sort of thing you are after take a look here

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http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/sho...d.php?t=176815

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Old 07-08-2008, 03:32 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I find you should treat them as if they were portrait shots. Remove imperfections, enhance highlights and contours, why not just treat the headlights as if they were eyes. It's all the same really.

If you know how to retouch it shouldn't make a difference what it is you're retouching.
Objects are just objects, there's no real difference. They're all made up of light and shadow and the gradients that link them.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:39 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

not really i was looking for some thing that showed me tips on how to get the professional retouched look on a car. i have been trying to get a few scratches and un wanted shadows of it and bring out the shape more but i have tried all i know and it does not seem to work.

i cant show the photo because i do not have the rights to but i have tried clone stamp history brush and D&B pixel by pixel with the paint brush but non of it works.


http://www.stuarthallphoto.com/

this guys work is the affect i am trying to go for (on his car work)

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:20 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

yes it will be great find a nice car retouch tutorial but I did not see it anywhere
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:33 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

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Not too sure on what sort of tutorial you mean but just incase this is the sort of thing you are after take a look here

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http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/sho...d.php?t=176815

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Thanks.

Very good video.

Covers the main issues I think people will run into (reflections of course, shine, color depth, etc.)

Here is the direct link

http://rapidshare.com/files/40440637..._size.wmv.html
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:35 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

I used to sell the pros retouching . Some of the best car retouchers are in Detroit. Try looking at sites like armstrongwhite.com or geckoimaging.com. These guys are the top of the line. If you truly need professional assistance I can give you some names of these retouchers to call.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:28 PM
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Re: Car Retouching??

Downloaded the video but it has no audio? Anyone else have this problem?
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