Street Rod, photoshop work in progress...opinions?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Doug, May 3, 2007.

  1. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    What you think so far with this? Was getting rid of parking lot background and stuff, just playing with gradients so far.

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  2. I think it looks good, It would be perfect with a caption.
     
  3. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Thanks Will, I thought about adding a reflective star or two, put it through a few extra photoshop steps, and a bit more cleaning up. Make a nice poster with that caption you mentioned. :)


    My daughter really converted it into a nice thing, which eventually hopefully I can photograph to share. She's an aspiring graphic artist.
     
  4. Hyper-Performance

    Hyper-Performance

    315
    Apr 11, 2007
    SW Ohio, USA
    Dave
    Looks kinda of "ZZ-Top ish" I like the mood and the style.

    Just for grins and giggles try the gradient purple highlight horizontal instead of vertical. ( More "-" instead of "|" )
     
  5. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Thanks Dave, cool, I'll play a bit more when I have time on it. It's a very photogenic street rod from the front, for the record, here's what I started with:

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  6. Pefect since Doug's avatar looks "ZZ-Top-ish"!
     
  7. Just what I was thinking... ZZ Top album cover...
     
  8. Very cool Doug... you and your daughter are very talented...
     
  9. Hyper-Performance

    Hyper-Performance

    315
    Apr 11, 2007
    SW Ohio, USA
    Dave
    If I was worth a hoot at Photoshop I'd give Doug a longer beard and add "CARS" eyeballs to the streetrod's headlights (Just kidding - its been a long day here).
     
  10. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    haha Dave.

    Paul, I haven't showed my daughter's work yet, but I will, the above was all my doing. Her's is an interesting print media work.

    She split the car into 3 parts on mat board with creative bordering, and it just came off way cool I thought.

    Thanks though on my part here. My daughter is doing things like Illustrator, and stuff, graphic arts major stuff. she's doing well though, I am quite proud of her progress as a student, and the growth I've seen in her lately. It's been a long and winding road, lol.
     
  11. Nice job! Have you considered a little less highlight underneath?
     
  12. The view through the rear window looks a little out of place... other than that I think it looks great.
     
  13. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    thanks Gary, I should be able to clone the windshield and wipe that window view out. Not sure what that is we are seeing in there.

    I could try that phecksel, as the bottom lighting is a separate layer. thanks!

    Maybe I'll go to the street rod nationals tomorrow and get plenty of cars to work with. I had a great shoot 2 years ago at the Nationals in Knoxville, TN, but all my images are 3.1 mpx from a 5700.

    12.2 mpx images with pro grade nikon glass, should get some killer shots. But what to take, hmmmmm...

    17-35, 28-70, 200VR and a D2X? maybe so. Or go light with only 2 or 3 small lenses, no 200VR.
     
  14. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Nice editing Doug, might you consider blacking out the rear window?
     
  15. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    yeah, it has just dawned on me what that is, must be a car roof seeing through the back. I'll do that before final editing. :)

    I was focused all around the perimeter of the car, forgot to look inside! LOL.
     
  16. My son and I shot The Grand National Roadster Show a couple months back, I used my 17-55 for both inside and outdoor shots with great results. I love being close and shooting wide
     
  17. She's got legs.....

    Now that song is stuck in my head.
    Outstanding work Doug!
     
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