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Old 12-21-2009, 06:19 PM
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how the hell do you get the decals to look so realistic on the car?
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:33 PM
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Which decals? the ones on the window and fender or the big fast and furious vinyl on the side?

Either way, they were put on with photoshop for starters if you dont use that this wont mean anything.

-the window stickers: once they are cut out to be just the decal you want on the window. I use the free transform (ctrl+t) to warp/shape them to fit what should be the angle of the window. Once that is done I play with the contrast/brightness, until they look to the eye like they match with the window they are on. Usually taking both the contrast and the brightness negative just a bit.

-body stickers: again its contrast/brightness with the addition of using a very feint soft brush to highlight or shade the sticker to match the body of the car. In the case of the greddy sticker, I took an almost transparent soft white brush to the top half of the sticker making it match the cars highlight.

-body vinyl: personally this one didn't turn out that well but...I adjusted the transparency to almost half on this layer. Then took a soft white and black brush at a low transparency to shade the sticker and highlight to match the body.
***Edit...also use the free transform to make the vinyl curve to the shape of the body as much as needed.

If the question wasn't directed at me, then nevermind and I am a retard...if it was, I hope this explanation helps
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:34 PM
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i think he was talking to you.. personally, i just turn down the opacity a lil
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:15 PM
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that works a lot of the time, but depending on what you are trying to do...a few more steps gives it that extra detail that could make it real.
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:19 PM
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ricer eater your siggy is cool bro lol, my dad has that car that made me lol
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:14 AM
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Haha thanks, thats the car that replaced my civic. Just need to get those wheels for it...and air ride if I want it to sit like that.
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:43 AM
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i kinda figured it was photoshopped haha.
 
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