Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Re: Web site for seeing different colors on your car?
I have a Photoshop file for changing colors. It's not perfect, but gives a good idea of the changes.
It currently is 5 layers.
layer 1: background (asphalt road/trees)
layer 2: car ('69 Camaro)
layer 3: Z/28 type stripes
layer 4: vinyl top
layer 5: specific car features of my car - wheels/blower & scoop
layers 4 and 5 can be turned off. I have them there to see the difference of with/without a vinyl top (layer 4), and layer 5 is to see my wheel type and the blower. Layer 5 needs to be left on, but you could edit out the blower simple enough... the wheels could be edited with your own models.
layer 3 can be edited for Z28 stripe color changes.
layer 2 is the main layer for changing the color of the car.
easiest way is to edit in layer 2, and change the "hue" and "saturation" of the layer.
I realize it's been made specific to my car's details, but should work with a little "tweaking" for anyone.
I'll post a link to the file later tonight.
it's been a while since I've used this file. It actually works MUCH better if you use Paint Shop Pro to do the editing. Photoshop likes to link some of the layers together where they shouldn't be. To use Adobe, some layer rearrangement may be necessary.
Last edited by Blown69RS; Feb 24th, 07 at 06:23 PM.
Reason: update editing software info.