Request from n00b

Discussion in 'Artwork - Photoshops and Sketches' started by robscardrawings, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Hey guys.

    This is a drawing I did ages ago, and I want to tidy it up before posting somewhere. By tidying up i mean getting the background (including the tiny space between the bottom of car/shadow/wheels) white, leaving the car as it is.

    I gave it a go but it was...unsuccesful.

    Please could somebody do this for me, and possibly a little how-to so i dont have to ask again? It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Rob.

     
  2. Hey guys.

    This is a drawing I did ages ago, and I want to tidy it up before posting somewhere. By tidying up i mean getting the background (including the tiny space between the bottom of car/shadow/wheels) white, leaving the car as it is.

    I gave it a go but it was...unsuccesful.

    Please could somebody do this for me, and possibly a little how-to so i dont have to ask again? It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Rob.
     
  3. You scanned this? If you've got a good camera you can take a picture of it in high resolution, but still in great quality. Then it will be much easier to edit as you can zoom in really far and do the tiny corners.
     
  4. No I didnt scan, taken with my camera but resized on upload to 800x600, then down again to 640x303 or whatever. I tried zooming. Just wanted to see if anyone could do it and save me some time, and make it look tidier...

     
  5. Try upping the contrast in Picture Manager (if you have Windows), or better yet, in Photoshop. Don't know if it will help, but it might.
     
  6. Hey.
    Yeah I tried that too, but i want to have the drawing as it is, and all the rest of thr paper a sollid white. I understand it is a wierd request so no worries if you cant. =].

    Cheers.
     
  7. You have photoshop? Try doing "Replace Colour".
     
  8. I tried the oldschool way.. select all, deselect the car with the lasso tool (although the magic wand could've sufficed maybe too) and then made what's selected (the background) lighter. Someone else would likely do a better job at this though.
     
  9. Thanks very much for your efforts / input guys, appreciate it.
    I think the problem is that the paper i was using was not white, so it looked 'dirty', if you like.

    Thanks again

    Rob.
     
  10. I'm not sure how to do what you wanna do, but wonderful drawing none the less!
     
  11. Is this generally what you want to be done?
     
  12. Thanks very much PBN.

    Ive just started another drawing, my first since this (about a year ago), for a competition celebrating the 60th Ferrari Anniversary - a 250 LM.

    Ill post that up when Im done.

    EDIT: Yeah thats the general idea, Lol was that done in paint or just a smooth airbrush? :p

    Cheers.
     
  13. When I have time I'll smooth the edges out, it's easier than I thought actually. Thinking back, I think it would have been easier to just take the paint brush tool in paint and fill everything in. Instead, I jumped back and fourth between paint and photoshop. I cut the original image from paint, created a new canvas in photoshop, pasted over top, then used the 'background eraser' and went at it.

    Edit: Ok so I gave it a quick cleanup, but I think I chopped a bit of he ass off <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>

    Anyone got a steady hand and sharp eye? I can't really see the lines of the car on the white background
     
  14. Appreciate your efforts.

    Rob
     
  15. If you know how to use Photoshop, to get a superclean look, you can create a vector mask around the drawings outlines and then delete/overlay a solid white background.

    Heres two little dirty slutty ones I did just to give you an idea. I also screwed around with the contrast. Took around 5mins.

    The larger the resolution of the image supplied, the easier it is to work out the outline profiles. I'll be happy to "cleanup" any drawings you got.


    EDIT: Woops, missed the gap between the shadow and rear-left tyre. Oh well you get the idea.
     

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