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Automotive Image Editing/Post-Processing: Before and After

 
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Apr 08, 2011 15:34 |  #106

no, there happened to be a puddle where we were shooting.


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Apr 08, 2011 17:37 |  #107

VicSkimmr wrote in post #12184349 (external link)
I think the real problem here is that you've got black wheels.

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Apr 09, 2011 08:07 |  #108

VicSkimmr wrote in post #12108918 (external link)
I could have sworn we had another thread like this

Haha, we did. I started it and nobody posted in it. It eventually died :(.

I'm psyched that there's one up and running now, though. There's a lot to be learned in the processing of cars. I was recently told that Australia's top editorial photographer shoots a large amount, if not most, of his work in a studio, and then shops in the background. This is including rig shots. I was so surprised because i've lived the last 2 years thinking that this guy is just a Jimi Hendrix of location lighting! And while I don't discount his work, I understand the physics behind how he does it now - as some of his shots seemed to be actually impossible otherwise haha.


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Apr 09, 2011 11:35 |  #109

A new one:

I loved the car, but the background is waaayyyy too distracting. I only have CS3, so CS5's Content Aware Fill would have been great for this :(

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I then:

*Auto Levels
*Removed reflections via clone tool and basic Brush (I just sample colors close to the reflections)
*Removed part of the left-rear of the car to increase symmetry
*Using the Clone Stamp I created a grassy hill type thing behind the car instead of a parking lot/road/bushes/garden light
*Removed all the sales papers on/in the car with the Clone Stamp and Brush
*Selected the windshield and used Brightness/Contrast to darken the windshield to bring out more detail inside and then upped the Contrast on it to bring out more
*Selected the Lotus badge (on the hood) to bring out the detail the same way as the windshield
*Selected the Sky and brought the Brightness down to enhance mood and detail of the clouds
*Curves Adjustment Layer to change individual RGB channels to add a slight cross-processed look to it
*Then reduced Saturation and added +5 Lightness (to complete the Cross-Processed look)
*Added a vignette with the Lens Distortion filter
*Unsharp Mask for sharpening duty
*Layers>Merge All to save

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Apr 09, 2011 12:11 |  #110

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Just adjusted white balance, a little contrast work, and replaced the sky.

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Apr 09, 2011 20:27 |  #111

Hyland33 wrote in post #12189571 (external link)
QUOTED IMAGE

Just adjusted white balance, a little contrast work, and replaced the sky.

how do u change sky with clean trees?


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Apr 09, 2011 20:33 |  #112

ddaayynnee wrote in post #12191537 (external link)
how do u change sky with clean trees?

I used Select> Color Range
Select the sky and create a mask and then touch up the mask(there will be similar colors throughout the picture) and then just paste in the new sky on the layer below


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Apr 10, 2011 17:37 |  #113

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Apr 10, 2011 18:11 |  #114

I need to learn more about masks. Any links to good info would be appreciated!




  
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Apr 10, 2011 20:10 |  #115

Nmcgrew, that is the reason why most people don't use umbrellas or other modifiers. The reflections of the umbrellas show up in the paint and it is quite distracting. I would clone those out.

Snot Rocket: Go on youtube and search for Photoshop layer masks and you'll find all the videos and examples you'd ever need. For instance:
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Apr 10, 2011 23:17 |  #116

Yeah, in the other thread it was mentioned, I just happen to like it in this case. I chose to use an umbrella to soften the light because I didn't like how the bare flash was treating the grill. Here's a version with no reflections from the umbrellas. I think it looks too monolithic...but then again people like that.

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Apr 16, 2011 06:06 as a reply to  @ Nmcgrew's post |  #117

I say leave the umbrella reflections on. It adds to the 3-dimentionality :)


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Apr 16, 2011 07:30 |  #118

Decreased the exposure. played with the brush directly to the car. Decreased saturation, upped the clarity. sharpen a bit. Slight increase in blacks, fill light and contrast. done

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Jun 18, 2011 18:57 |  #119

Basically the same as processing as the others Ive listed out in detail:

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Jun 19, 2011 09:27 as a reply to  @ Snot Rocket Science's post |  #120

This is an interesting thread, I get all sorts of questions about post processing all the time.

Here's a recent on I did ... a nice red deTomaso Pantera :
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After :
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a complete overview of the post processing can be found here : Case study (external link) so you can read for yourself how to do this kind of work.

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