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NikHunter
06-14-2006, 11:50 PM
How To Turn A Sedan Into A Coupe(First Tutorial)( CLICK ON THUMBNAILS )

I've looked around for a tutorial for this when i first started photoshoping, and i couldn't find one. About a week ago i was car shopping and i wished jettas came as a coupe, now it does :)

Step 1
Find a nice picture of a sedan (4 door, or 5 door) car. I chose this jetta:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t95_JettaSide.jpg (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i95_JettaSide.jpg)

Step 2
Try your best to get rid of the rear door jam / line.
-make copy of background layer (incase you make mistakes, you have a backup ready)
-select along one side of the door jam with lasso tool:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t96_step1a.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i96_step1a.JPG)
-Use the smudge tool and smudge from the clean area (door panel). Use small horizontal strokes to drag across and cover the door line:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t98_step1b.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i98_step1b.JPG)Do this all the way up the door.
-For the bottom of the door, do the same, but instead of a horizontal stroke, do vertical ones.

Step 3
Now you want to get rid of that door handle so you need to 'shave' it.
-select a rectangle beside the door handle about the same size, if not a little bigger:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t99_step2a.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i99_step2a.JPG)
-copy(ctrl+c) then paste(ctrl+v). it will be in a new layer, move it over top of the door handle:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t100_step2b.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i100_step2b.JPG)

Step 4
If you have ever noticed on coupes, the doors are longer (this is to let people in the back, durrr). You need to make the door longer!
-Use lasso and select the back foot of the drivers door:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t109_step4aa.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i109_step4aa.JPG)
-now copy and paste selection. move the extention a fair bit back until it looks right:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t102_step3b.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i102_step3b.JPG) use smudge, and free transform to make it fit like i did.

Step 5
Next is you need to make the rear window smaller.
-hide the new door extention, and copy the column from the background layer:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t108_step4a.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i108_step4a.JPG)
-Use the Free Transform tool (ctrl+t) to resize, skew to make it fit right:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t112_step5b.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i112_step5b.JPG)

Step 6
Last step i believe!
You need to make the rear window a single window meaning takeing out the bar going down it (its what seperates the window and lets it roll down in sedans)
-Select on one side of the bar and copy selected, and then paste it. Free transform it and stretch it over the bar, do this again on the other side if needed. You should know enough now how to make it look right:
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t111_step6.JPG (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i111_step6.JPG)do same for opposite window!

If this tutorial has helped, or you like it, post your success stories (your sedan conversions)


---> 2 door Jetta<---
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t123_Jetta2dr2.jpg (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i123_Jetta2dr2.jpg)
http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i122_Jetta2drcopy.jpg
-- NikHunter (NSG)

VipFREAK
06-15-2006, 12:17 AM
I'd be more interested in a 3/4 very chop but this is better than the other tuts I've seen

NikHunter
06-15-2006, 12:26 AM
whats a "3/4 very chop" ? This is my first tut ever, i suppose it shows.

VipFREAK
06-15-2006, 12:29 AM
lol, sorry... I must have had a brain fart there. I ment 3/4 view.

NikHunter
06-15-2006, 12:32 AM
lol no prob. can i ask a question? what do you think of the wrap i put on the car.good or bad idea?

VipFREAK
06-15-2006, 12:33 AM
I hate graphics period but that's just me.

NikHunter
06-15-2006, 12:37 AM
good enough for me.
anyone try this yet?

joemomma95
06-15-2006, 06:53 PM
One minor thing that alot of the seasoned choppers will notice and probably point out is that you left the small black pillar in the rear window on the opposite side of the car.....little things like these will seperate your chop from others...

NikHunter
06-16-2006, 01:51 AM
im way ahead of you, i had already notticed it (and the billboard, its clearly red) and i said screw it lol, its staying.
But now you mentioned it, and its anoyinng me...>.> sooo i fixed it :)

NikHunter
07-24-2006, 08:54 PM
has ANYONE done this? no onne else? doh!

VipFREAK
07-24-2006, 09:02 PM
For the most part I was able to use my own process to do a sedan to Coupe on my Maxima (http://www.photoshopchop.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18169). It was my first time I tried too.

Carty
07-25-2006, 12:42 AM
sorry im not going to waste my time going through your tut because I have my own way of doing it, but from looking at your pictures... you left the back window way too big to be a coupe

VipFREAK
07-25-2006, 12:46 AM
No... Not really, look at the Golf.

Cyber_monkey91
08-17-2006, 12:33 AM
I have...im a photoshop noob and it was easy for me...i just picked a really hard car to do it on...i tried my brothers 05' Corolla S

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/cyber_monkey91/Corolla/P7210034.jpg

its hard on that...the tint on the front and back windows are too different...but then again, im a noob...

AverageJoe
08-17-2006, 02:45 AM
the rims on that corolla look like those off the scion TC! I like them.

Carty
08-17-2006, 10:44 AM
No... Not really, look at the Golf.


but the golf is a hatchback

Moncef
08-17-2006, 10:58 AM
I have...im a photoshop noob and it was easy for me...i just picked a really hard car to do it on...i tried my brothers 05' Corolla S

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/cyber_monkey91/Corolla/P7210034.jpg

its hard on that...the tint on the front and back windows are too different...but then again, im a noob...
whats he got under tha hood of that thing?

WildmanProductions
08-17-2006, 09:37 PM
whats he got under tha hood of that thing?

an engine :D

Moncef
08-18-2006, 09:11 AM
omg no really!? (gasp)

NikHunter
08-21-2006, 04:46 AM
the back window is fine....no need to get rude or post pointless posts...

Carty
08-21-2006, 09:00 AM
im not being rude... but 99% of the time you will need to change the back window, and re brush the interior of the car or it wont look right... you wont always be using a side view

NikHunter
08-23-2006, 07:13 AM
true i wont always be using a sideview, but seeing how i am, it looks fine.

PyroSk8r
09-08-2006, 12:50 AM
I made the car a 2-door, as well as a few other minor things...

Shaved handles, shaved badges and reflectors, tinted windows, black exhaust, made the rims a bit bigger, and I tihnk that's about it... If you look close enough, you can see my flaws, but overall I am actually impressed with my work. Thanks for the tutorial - very helpful!!

http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/t623_Jetta2.jpg (http://www.photo-hosting.ws/out.php/i623_Jetta2.jpg)

Dareus
02-08-2007, 09:49 PM
I like the graphics but not the VW part lol. good job though. I havent tried it yet as not interested in changing one yet but when I do this tut is where I will go.

C4ndyM4n
02-09-2007, 05:51 AM
the back looks a bit off but its not bad at all i like it. i wish i had time to do a chop