The joy of having Photoshop or an equivalent picture editing program as well as digital images of cars, means you can modify your car to see how things would look, without even spending a penny (other than the obvious costs of the software/hardware). Over the years I’ve done a myriad of little bits and pieces for people in order to aid them in their decisions, some taking a hell of a lot longer than others. Whilst trying to find amongst the millions of photographs of cars that I have of my various HDD a particular image, I stumbled across one or two photochops (slang, like those pesky kids use) that I thought were not too shabby and I figured hell… I’ll share them with you fine people.
Some are done as pure amusement, some seriously and others out of sheer boredom. This first one I seem to remember being in a Retro Rides thread, the date on the file would indicate June of 2007. It started out it’s life as this petit 1958 Ford Anglia/Prefect;
After a little of messing about with various tools and whilst not being overly dramatic, it ended up like so…
Nothing of massive substance was changed but the subtle changes dramatically improve the appearance of the car and although it would be nowhere near the scale of a genuine US circa. 1950′s sled, I think it would be an awesome miniature sled. If only I had the time, money and skill to do so.
This next one was even more simple. Slam a Datsun Cherry and put on some alloys, again taken from RR
Generally the trick is to not go overboard with your intentions, if it looks like the car could easily be changed to what you’re attempting then people are more inclined to accept and appreciate the end result.
Of course, sometimes you’re just lazy and you whip something together stupidly fast;
…and then there’s those you do just for a laugh…
I used to work as a contractor for AA Roadside Rescue and I always thought it would be amusing to pull up to stricken motorists in a completely slammed wagon so I took a quick photo of it and hacked away at it quickly.
…this following one was something to do with Morris Minor owner, tortron, on oldschool.co.nz but I can’t remember exactly what…
and last but not least, is the chop of my own car, a 1963 Prince Skyline S21D and what I think it would look pretty sweet as if finished as such though it is a hard decision on whether to detract from the stock colour on such a rare car;
A bit of de-saturation and some graining effects go a long way to masking the change and making the photo appear as an older one of a real car. If only!
If you’ve got some you want to share, feel free to leave a comment with a URL to the pictures and if there’s enough I’ll make another post to display the better or more inspirational ones in.