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Old 03-16-2003, 06:26 AM
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finaly got 30 5 window coupe just almost ready to paint.problem is id like to paint it tangerine orange pearl have no idea where to locate this color or how to find a color close to it.any help would be appreciated. also im trying to figure out how to do color changes on a picture of the 30 with the paint shop pro 7 program.problem there is it changes the entire picture not just the coupe anyone know what im doing wrong there?

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Old 03-16-2003, 09:55 AM
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That tangerine is a widely used color from House of Kolor, the pearl will have to be added. you can get it from any paint shop dealing with HOK products or from <a href="" target="_blank">these guys.</a>

As for the photoshop thing, I can't help much, havn't masterd it yet myself. Go to the virtual customs thread in the lounge and ask one of those gurus.

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now that you know where to find that tangerine paint, if you're still wondering how to use paint shop pro, i think i can help.

you're probably running into the color problem because you first must create a selection around the car before you change the hue (color). i don't use paint shop, but i use photoshop, and i believe these two programs work very much the same.

look for the selection tool (might be called the "lasso tool"), then trace the outline of the car until you've made a complete path around the perimeter. now try changing the hue.

good luck. if you can't get it to work, i'd be happy to do it for you free of charge - email me at
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I use Photoshop, too ... and a quicky version of changing color would be to use "Command + U" (on a MAC) - a new window comes up where you can change the hue of the entire picture, but watch the body color change until you get it where you want. NOTE : You must first have the layer in question *selected* in the layers palette.

Otherwise, I would use the Polygonal Lasso (click and hold the lasso tool to see) ... the Polygonal lets you click here, then here, then here, as you work your way around - which allows you to rest! With the regular Lasso you click and drag, but you can't stop (and rest) so easily.

Either way, I doubt you'll come up with anything but "something CLOSE" to the real color you want.

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