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Apr 30, 2018 04:51 |  #1

So, I did a photoshoot of a friends Golf R32 (Slightly Tuned and modified ;) )

She has made a custom Cutout of this "R" at the trunk and it is fitted with a red light connected to the brake lights. Looks really cool when she brakes!

But there was a slight problem during the photoshoot...the light didn't work :(

But I would love to make it "glow" when giving her the image...
So, what are your ideas to make it look like the light is on and red?

Tried masking it out and filling it with red, but that does not make it look good enough.

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Apr 30, 2018 07:11 |  #2

You could post up the image, would be better than trying to guess what you are starting with.

Otherwise, try dodging the midtones and shadows of the R.
You can then work from there on just the selection to adjust to taste, brightness/saturation.

I'm sure there is a better way to do it, I've seen it somewhere, but can't for the life of me remember how.
Masks comes to mind??
One of the more experienced guys will know and point you in the right direction.




  
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Apr 30, 2018 07:25 |  #3

Create a path around the R, stroke it w/ a thin white brush and then add an inner and outer red glow to it, adjust settings as needed.

Post up the image and I can show you what I mean...


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Apr 30, 2018 07:27 as a reply to  @ Butts's post |  #4

If I understood you correctly here is what I would do. I would find a similar red light and photograph it. Then I would put in Photoshop the photo of the Golf over the photo of the light (layers, hide, ...etc) and then I would use brush to make red light visible where you need to be.
I'm not on my comp so I'm writing from my memory but I think you know the procedure.


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Apr 30, 2018 07:33 |  #5

Sorry forgot to attach the image. I added it to original post!

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Apr 30, 2018 07:38 |  #6

Jocce wrote in post #18616530 (external link)
Sorry forgot to attach the image. I added it to original post!

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Where is the image where her brake lights are glowing! Bit hard to match red without......
Or are you looking to JUST have the R glowing?




  
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Apr 30, 2018 08:02 |  #7

Butts wrote in post #18616531 (external link)
Where is the image where her brake lights are glowing! Bit hard to match red without......
Or are you looking to JUST have the R glowing?

Just the R...


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Something like this?

BTW, tell her to wash/detail her car before pictures next time. ;)

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Apr 30, 2018 08:33 |  #9

Struggled to get the "light" effect, and I'm pretty positive the RED is wrong.



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Apr 30, 2018 09:51 |  #10

Another example:

Create a new blank layer, grab your brush and paint 'inside the lines' so to speak!
Here, I used color #cc0000, pick any color you want.
Set the layer blend mode to 'color'.
On my example I attached a 'curves' layer clipped to the painted layer to increase brightness.
Outer glow uses the same color, see pic for settings.
Inner shadow uses the same color as well, also see settings.

note: on my example I used 'multiply' blend mode for the 'inner shadow', but 'screen' or 'overlay' may be a better choice to retain more of the white highlights.


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Apr 30, 2018 10:42 |  #11

-Douglas- wrote in post #18616623 (external link)
Another example:

Create a new blank layer, grab your brush and paint 'inside the lines' so to speak!
Here, I used color #cc0000, pick any color you want.
Set the layer blend mode to 'color'.
On my example I attached a 'curves' layer clipped to the painted layer to increase brightness.
Outer glow uses the same color, see pic for settings.
Inner shadow uses the same color as well, also see settings.

note: on my example I used 'multiply' blend mode for the 'inner shadow', but 'screen' or 'overlay' may be a better choice to retain more of the white highlights.


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Thank you!
Used this as a base and made it ok :)


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