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briwayjones

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Froader did a how to in Photoshop on how to change the color of your vehicle which was great. I was trying to do that on my X which is Navy Blue and tupperware Grey with a lighter color which didn't work so well. So how about a how-to on how to do it to a darker color with a lighter color?
 
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IZwack

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FROADER is out cutting up some powder so I guess I'll pretend I'm him for a bit.

Okay so we're going to start off with a Smart car here, dark blue oh yeah.



1) Do the usual selection of the body you want to change color.
select1.jpg




2) Press CTRL+M, which brings up the Curves window. Bend the curve up so that the vehicle's body looks fairly light. Make sure none of the curve ever touches the very top of the graph (except for the point on the far right) or else you will loose pixel information and will make your image look wack. So the curve should look something like this (again, none of it should be at the very top of the graph.
curve.jpg




3) Once you're done with the curve, hit OK and press CTRL + U, which brings up the HSB window, or Hue Saturation and Brightness (aka "Lightness") and play with the three sliders to your liking. Hue changes the color, Saturation changes intensity of the color, and Lightness of course changes how light/dark the color is.
hsb.jpg




4) Hit OK once you're happy with the result. And here's what Burns' Smart car would look like :D
fin.jpg
 
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IZwack

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I'll sticky your face!


:p:
 
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Charlie

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IZ must be in a bad mood today:(

I guess he is allowed to be, being busy doing EF stuff and campaign :p:
 
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IZwack

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Ahaha sorry I'm not in a bad mood
 
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Wow, you can tell it is a really bad mood when he won't even admit it:p:





:D
 
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IZwack

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Ahaha crude.. very crude..
 
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