I'm wanting graphics on my new sedan-delivery project depicting a commercial business...in this case a tongue in cheek surf shop owned by my dog, Buster, and located here in backwoods of northern Wisconsin. I created the graphic I wanted on Photoshop and later will have a local outfit use this file to create decals which will be applied to each side of the car just prior to spraying the clear coats. This is a brief description of how I made the graphic - more photos and info in my cboy-two journal here http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...81&action=view
I began by taking about four dozen pictures of our dog, Buster. This is the basic one I chose to work with because I loved the sort of freaky scared look in his eyes.
I then picked a simple side shot of my roadster that I liked.
Next I started cutting and pasting the various pictures of Buster and putting him behind the wheel of the roadster. I also used a number of Photoshop filters to move, stretch, shrink etc. his legs and paws to get them in the right position. Also I grafted on a new set of ears "catching the wind". Once I had Buster done, I added a surfboard, some background trees/brush and pavement - including a yellow line. I then used a blur filter on the road and background to give a sense of movement.
I then cropped the photo into an oval shape and did a surround with diamond plate texture on which to put the business name and location.
And finally, I photoshopped the graphic onto a picture of the sedan delivery just to get an idea of how it's going to look.