View Full Version : My first photoshop ever, a work in progress

10-02-2005, 03:57 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img313.imageshack.us/img313/6501/2008sketch2copy6ze.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>i downloaded adobe photoshop CS2 yesterday, and after a few hours of learning how it worked, i've managed to come up with this. this is actually a third draft, i guess you could say; the first was really crappy and i didn't save the second one before the computer crashed. anyway, i'm pretty satisfied with it at the moment considering i'd never used photoshop in my life before yesterday, but i'm still working on it (obviously). i know the grille and some of the side shading is messy too, i'm working on that. anyway, comments are appreciated, i've only got the trial version so i have just 30 days to improve! =P

10-02-2005, 04:04 PM
all i can say is that it's a hell of a lot better than my first try.

10-02-2005, 05:52 PM
Apart from the perspective being a bit screwed up on the right, it's looking great.

10-02-2005, 05:57 PM
i just noticed it's a different design than before. much better looking, but the proportions are messed up.<p>very coupe-y though.

10-02-2005, 06:01 PM
do you mean they're screwed up as far as the angle of the front end goes (and how screwed up is it? i can never really see my mistakes until awhile after i actually do the sketch)? i couldn't find any perspective problems until you two brought it up, but i can see them now; here's the base drawing:<p><IMG SRC="http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/1576/2008sketch29wt.jpg" BORDER="0">

10-03-2005, 04:16 PM
Looks cool, keep going with it and maybe add some color.

Magical Trevor
10-04-2005, 01:30 PM
I didn't really realize it until after it was pointed out as well, but the left front does look quite a bit shorter (in terms of distance from the windshield) than the right front-but that lighting looks good, I can only guess how well I'd do if I had photoshop :(

10-05-2005, 04:51 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/355/tutorial9lr.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>here's a little tutorial I put together that should make your second attempt a little easier.<p>1. After you scan your image and open the document in photoshop, On a new layer use the pen tool to trace the outline of your scanned image (make sure its set to draw as paths) then click on the path menu and load your path as a selection.<p>2. after you have your shape traced fill the selection with whatever color you like and set the blending mode of your scanned layer to "multiply" and lower the opacity.<p>3. on the layer you just traced use the pen tool to draw in your highlights and shadows and convert the paths to selections using the dodge tool for highlights and the burn tool for shadows use the brush tool to add your reflections.<p>and thats pretty much it just repeat the technique throughout the rest of your render<p>hope this helps <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

10-05-2005, 06:22 PM
wow thanks for the tutorial, i really appreciate it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> i'm still not finished with the first render, but i'll use your tutorial to finish it; i'm also using husseindesign's as well, which helps with reflections but isn't as specific as yours. anyway thanks alot for the tutorial, it'll help a ton <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
10-08-2005, 12:05 AM
awesome attempt; its only a matter of time before you can FEA on it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">