Wildheart of Wildheart’s Works brings you Texture Tuesday. Wildheart is a Paintshop Pro expert, but I know you’ll enjoy the tips and tricks even if you’re not a PaintShop Pro user. And you’ll find plenty of ideas to help you work with textures in your own program. In fact in this week’s segment she actually converts a Photoshop tutorial to Paint Shop Pro.
How to Make a Clean Car Look Dirty
I wanted to do something a little different this week.
I wanted to see how I could manipulate a car paint job using Paint Shop Pro to make it look like it hadn’t been washed.
This is really easy to do. You simply find a car image that is free to use on the internet, save it and open it up in Paint Shop Pro and then crop it as tightly as you can so you have the smallest area possible to work with. You don’t want to crop it too much though, so pay close attention to how you use the crop tool.
When you’re done you want to go into your color pallet and choose a light brown or light orange color. Choose a brush to work with. I used a brush I found called Tha Brush Set. You should be able to Google this to find it.
Then I just simply started adding smoke to the paint job, you will need to adjust the brush size accordingly to get into the smaller areas. I briefly want to mention that a brownish orange will also work. Whatever you can find that looks as close to a rust color possible is preferable.
This is the car I used and how it looked before.
And this is the car after I manipulated it.
There are other things that you can do, like use the selection tool to cut out the wheels to make it look like the car has no wheels. You could also take the hood off perhaps. That would take some real close work with an eraser tool. Or maybe use a grunge brush to give the chrome a rusty look.
The possibilities are endless.
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