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FordMan1951 12-19-2006 03:40 PM

Photo Chopping and Lowering for fun
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I did a few quick and dirty photo chops for another poster and figured, Heh, that is art! :pimp:

Here is that quick and dirty 31 Chevy chop and a few Fords I was dreaming about done just for fun a while back. These I took a little more time on. I've got more but these are the best of the crop.

Let me know what you think and if you have done any of this then let us see what you got.

Old_97 12-19-2006 04:11 PM

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This is my old 97 Tbird. (that's where I got my name here) The top is the original.

In Photoshop, I lowered it and changed to Lincoln Mark VIII wheels. This is what I would like to have done to the car, but I got a good offer and sold it first.

FordMan1951 12-19-2006 04:47 PM

That looks real sharp.
I did the Falcon a while back to convince the wife that she would look good in it, if done right. She didn�t agree so back to the drawing board. Today she said one my latest, the 59 Bird, just screams �HOT ROD!� So we may be looking for a 58-60 bird in the near future. Gotta love her, she is right.

paul wallace 05-07-2007 01:19 AM

photo chopping
great work mate,how do u do it?i dont know much about computers. :smash:

FordMan1951 05-09-2007 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by paul wallace
great work mate,how do u do it?i dont know much about computers. :smash:

I open the image in Paint.
Increase the dimensions to be twice the hight.
Copy original then paste that copy down below so I have the original and a copy on the same image.
If I desire different tires/wheels I find an image from the same angle and copy just the tire/wheel and paste it about where they belong on the top image. You can resize them pretty easy before pasting them by placing your mouse right in the corner of the section you are pasting.
Then using the "Free Form Select" tool in the upper left of the tools, and select the bottom option on the left. I use my mouse to select the fender well opening on the lower image and be sure to cross a few points where it will help you line up the copied section. And then paste it on the top image.

I use the smudge tool in Microsoft Photo Editor to clean up the picture if needed.
When done I will select just the top image and crop it out.

To do a chop I do the same thing and then just copy and paste sections of the roof until I get the smooth desired chop.

Hint 1: Get a few measurements of the car and mark them on a black and white printout. You can use these points as references. This helps a lot on getting the tire/wheels the right size.

Hint 2: You can use Ms Photo Editor to Rotate the image if you want to change the stance. 1 degree or -359 degrees is usually enough depending on which way the car is facing.

Here is some of my latest work on my own 69 F100.

paul wallace 05-09-2007 03:05 PM

photo chopping and lowering
thanks for the insight mate,i'll have a go and see what i come up with.i'll post a copy when i get it done. :thumbup:

FordMan1951 05-09-2007 03:58 PM

Glad to help...

BTW the pic of the 69 was not cleaned up and could use a little touch up. I just wanted to see how the AIM dropped axles looked. They have a 3 inch drop and the rear has a 4 inch drop. Plus added Bigs and Littles. I have 15 inch wheels on it now so sizing the wheels from an A bone pic I found on the net was pretty easy. The rears are supposed to be 16s so I just made them a tad bigger. Good luck with it. I look forward to seeing your work, even if it isn't perfect.

FordMan1951 05-11-2007 07:02 PM

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I cleaned up this pic and used Cragers. I think they look great. Top pic in Bigs and Littles on a lowered truck. Bottom is same size all around with stock stance.

paul wallace 05-12-2007 05:17 PM

photo chopping
hi fordman i had ago at photo chopping my wagon,it turned out pretty good.i haven't had time to put it on the bulletin board yet.i changed it to a two door and added some deep dish dragway wheels.its pretty much as how i liked it to be.cheers mate :sweat:

malc 05-13-2007 02:13 AM

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Iīve done very little with Photoshop, canīt get the hang of it, hereīs my Camaro dropped and sectioned.

Chevyprez 05-13-2007 06:36 AM

A great time saver
Chopping and lowering for fun is great, but it can also be a huge time and error saver for someone who wants to see what their project may look like when finished. I will be trying it on my S10 and my Elky. Thanks for the great info.

paul wallace 05-14-2007 12:14 AM

photo chopping
hi fordman i got a picture in my gallery of my wagon,its a bit messy at the moment,wot do you think?ive got another picture coming with mag wheels,debadgeing&shaved door handles.i settled on the colour that i'm going to paint it,it's called surfer orange and will have a tan interior. ;)

FordMan1951 05-15-2007 01:11 PM

Looks good... Try using MS Photo editor to do an overall smoothing/sharpening.
You will need to play around with it. Some times different combinations work differently on diff pics.

Like Chevyprez said, It can help a LOT on how much or how little you do. I use it to test ideas.

Be sure to save each change so if you want to go back it will be easy. When you are done you can always just delete the ones you do not like.

Color changes can be hard with MS Paint or MS Photo Editor. I find if I change to Black/White then change color it is easier. Of course back ground colors change to, but that can be cut out if you need to. Also, a photo done in a big paved lot is easier to change car color on than one with trees and grass around it.

paul wallace 05-15-2007 02:10 PM

photo cutting
thanks again for your advice,tragedy struck the other night.we had a storm which blew trees down and one landed on my shed roof,smashing everything inside.lifes a *****!the old wagons totalled!have to look around for another one i guess.cheers mate :thumbup:

FordMan1951 05-16-2007 10:35 AM

Sorry to hear that. Good luck in your search. Keep us posted.

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