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Old 08-27-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Hey guys, Im looking to find a tut or information on PS related chroming.

Alot of the places I try to PS for ask me to take chrome material on a picture and colorize it. Then once you look at the propertys of the chrome in a colored faction its like I dunno fake looking.

I know theres got to be a way to get that chrome part looking dull or at least like its not a red chrome.

I don't want pictures of ppls stuff coming out so un realistic.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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im not sure what you mean... can you post some pics?
do you want a chrome part looking like normal paint or vice versa?
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IMO chrome should be all reflections.
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IMO chrome should be all reflections.
crome literally should be ALL reflections. Its a mirror when shined
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im not sure what you mean... can you post some pics?
do you want a chrome part looking like normal paint or vice versa?
100% what I am wanting to know, how to make a chrome part look normal when rendered a diff color.
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ok well i have never done it personally but this is how my first attempt would be

1/ duplicate the chrome part on a new layer ( to use later )
2/ on a layer below that make a selection of the chrome part and brush it in with the paint brush. brushing some highlights and shadows may help too.
3/ take the duplicate layer created in step 1 and use it for reflections by changing it to soft light or overlay and adjusting opacity.

as i said above im not sure how well this will work but give it a try and let us know

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