View Full Version : How to color match grill
11-15-2006, 08:37 PM
How do I color match the chrome grill on my 2000 Chevy Silverado?
I want it to be white. This is only my second day on photoshop so I don't know really anything.
11-17-2006, 04:01 PM
Try checking out the Photoshop Bible (http://www.digimods.co.uk/tutorials/tutorials.htm).
Along the left hand frame there's some good tutorials for all kinds of stuff thats good to try to get started.
11-17-2006, 10:07 PM
I've been through a lot of that and it looks really cool but how do I resize something like a wheel to where it is close to scale with my truck? I can't figure out how to grow or shrink an object once it is on the picture of my truck. Any tips?
11-18-2006, 08:20 AM
Once the wheel is in the picture, it's as simple as right clicking with that layer active and going to free transform. Then you can stretch, shrink, distort or do whatever you need to get it to fit.
There might be a quicker way, but this is how I typically go about making sure the new wheels look like they belong.
When choosing the pic of the new wheels, try to make sure their angle is as close to the angle of the wheels in the existing pic as possible.
Copy and paste the wheels into the pic of your truck, but keep them off to the side for a while.
Use the ellipse selection tool to select and copy your current wheels (both front and rear) onto new separate layers. Change their opacity to about 50%.
If you want to change the size, you'll need to right click and free transform each wheel independently. But instead of guessing how much you've stretched them, say you want to go from 16" to 20", 20"/16" is 125%, so change both the height and width to 125% in the settings at the top of the PS window.
Now you have a template to free transform and stretch or shrink the new wheels to.
11-18-2006, 09:49 AM
Thanks for the help that will help alot.
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