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chopperkidd44
04-29-2007, 06:42 PM
First, Make a new layer on the top and fill it with white (be sure to have a selection of the painted area. I already had mine blue)

http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/3927/untitled1copyrj9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Next, add noise to the layer. I did 20% but u can adjust the level to the "flakes". i went with a light metallic paint

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3037/26376077xf5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Next, CRTL click the body color while still on ur white paint layer, then selct the inverse, and delete

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/6664/16172043ue2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/73/73511625uj7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

After that, under layers, make the metallic paint an "overlay" and reduce it opacity to around 20-40% depending on how metallic u want the paint. I chose 20%

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/2475/5copyin8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/9496/6copyax4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

As you can see, theres a nice light metallic layer which shines up the paint w/o making it look oversaturated :)

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2081/finalcopyvw3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Tony Riley
05-01-2007, 04:53 PM
As you can see, theres a nice light metallic layer which shines up the paint w/o making it look oversaturated

The thing is, whether you know it or not - the paint is alrady oversaturated, and
the added noise with the blending mode set to "overlay" isn't going to have a huge
effect on color saturation. The only thing it will have an effect on is how speckled the
car will look. For realistic metallic paint you have to take many more steps than just
these. For instance - sliding the levels to where certain "specs" stand out more than
others.

In my opinion, this should only be used on a very low opacity. High opacities
will be horrendously fake.

Carty
05-01-2007, 07:51 PM
and could your signature be any bigger??

chopperkidd44
05-01-2007, 07:52 PM
I agree. The opacity is up to who does it...but yes...its good to use a low opacity. I dont recall saying that my paint wasnt a litte oversaturated. Thanks for the C&C

chopperkidd44
05-01-2007, 07:53 PM
Mine?