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Nick
01-04-2005, 02:08 AM
Ok guys...I have used photoshop for a while now, but the biggest problem I have is finding resources...not so much finding base pictures, but when i see chops that come from people such as NOM15 etc...I cant help but notice the beautiful wheels, or background shots for that matter...and before you say go look on google...believe me...I have tried looking on google and I can never find anything...I dont know if I am typing in the wrong searches or what...i just need some good places to find resources, from rims, to backgrounds, to interiors, etc...now lately due to the lack of resources I can find, I have been trying to airbrush more of my parts, and while it gives me good practice at brushing and now i am pretty much hooked on brushing my own body parts, there are just some parts you can't airbrush...so some help would be greatly appreciated...thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Reppu
01-04-2005, 04:34 AM
In my short chopping experience, first i try to imagine which car will do the best for "borrowing" parts, the i go to the brand's official page. Usually they have good wallpapers of their models. If that doesn't work, i try in some good pages like germancarfans.com or conceptcarz.com. Google searching is always my last resort because it usually gives you very small pics. However, you can always add "1600x1200" to your searchs...

Redline
01-04-2005, 12:54 PM
Try highresautoimages.com, they always seem to have what I'm looking for.

NOM15
01-04-2005, 04:04 PM
Yeah. I always used to search on google, but as you say, it kinda sucks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> . Personally I always use BGs from other car-pics (need to be high-res). As for the wheels....same thing here, most concepts have cool wheels and many manufacturer's got sport/race version models with hotter rims. Nowadays you'll also find loads pics from tuning-firms etc.<p>For wheels I'd probably recommend <A HREF="http://www.seriouswheels.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.seriouswheels.com</A> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>EDIT : oh, and you can always combine different BGs into one if you want a unique look (that's what I usually do) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">