VIRTUAL TUNING IN POST PROCESSING

Virtual processing shot

Fast tips - posted on June 30, 2013 by Mark

In this fast tip I take you into a new domain for CarPhotoTutorials ... video. That's right, in this article I am not showing you every single step to go from start to finish over multiple images and lots of text ... instead I show you a movie on how it is done in real life.

Virtual tuning made easy

There are in fact two ways to execute virtual tuning ... first you have designers that actually draw body parts over existing models while you have a second group of people ... like me in fact, that combine parts from other cars onto a base car and make it all fit together.

This method requires you to have a vast collection of photos showing tuning, it doesn't matter which make or model as you will be using only parts of those shots anyway, that is why whenever I go to a car show I will also photograph cars that aren't going to be published on any of my websites ... but I know the wheels or the rear wing on that car will look great on a virtual mockup.

Images are great ... video is better

For this project I wanted to create a non existing widebody concept for a Lamborghini Aventador ... I have it published on my hobby site but made a video showing just how I made it look just right ... check it out:

It took about two hours to go from start to finish and get it all looking aligned and real, which is the effect I am going for, creating a virtual car that looks like it could really exist, so when you try something like this keep in mind you do not want to go over the top with your modifications ... if it looks too abstract it usually is, so tone it down a bit.

BEFORE and AFTER post processing

Before vs After (Move your mouse over the photo above to compare the 'Before vs After' shots)

Hope you enjoy the above video, if you have any questions or remarks feel free to get in touch with me, if you are a Premium Member you can download the PSD file with all the layers that make up this image from the link below.

 

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