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Photoshop Carbon Tutorial

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Mods' started by Jarrod Crossley, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. 1. Create Carbon Fibre
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    Create a new canvas with the size of 4×4 px, zoomed it to the max so you can easily fill the colors and insert the colors exactly like the color table below.
    #242424 #1C1C1C
    #1D1D1D #151515
    #1A1A1A #222222
    #131313 #1B1B1B
    2. Define as Pattern
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    Click Edit -> Define Pattern and give it a pattern name. (Carbon Fibre for instance). Click OK to save it as a pattern.
    3. Using Carbon Fibre Pattern
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    To test the carbon fibre pattern, create a new canvas with bigger size, 500×400px would be good. Click on Edit -> Fill (or Shift + F5), choose the carbon fibre pattern created just now, click OK and fill the section up. Here’s how your carbon fibre background should looks like:
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  2. thanx for that....as i am new to all this it will come in handy

    :)
     
  3. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    I have to ask, is this really necessary?Wont a plain colour look ok?
     
  4. I have tried to do that tutorial, but if the square its not absolutlely simetric, the pattern turns horrible.
    I think this effect also can be done with real photos of carbon fibre at google with the same or better results
     
  5. Tim Ling

    Tim Ling
    It's a million-to-1 chance, but it just might work Premium Member

    Sorry , I'm still confused. Why do we have to use the patterns? Is it a simple "'cos it looks better"?
     
  6. You can have a pattern overlay, witch makes it easy to use on irregular shapes and curves.
     
  7. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Also, if you think a bit beyond just the carbon fibre gist of this, the above is the entire theory for building tiled patterns.

    Think of it like this:-

    Make a new file 64x64 pix.

    Fill it with black.

    Make a new file 32x32

    Fill that with white.

    Copy the white 32x32 square, paste it onto the black 64x64 image

    Move that white layer to align to the top left corner of the black square

    Paste again, and move the second white layer to align to the bottom right corner of the black square.

    Flatten Image

    Edit -> Define Pattern "checks"

    Fill a mini's roof with the pattern, etc.

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  8. LOL, loving the ork-fied Mini, shouldn't there be plank and scrap effects though so it looks like spare 'parts' have been bolted on :D
     
  9. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    If I was any good at this skinning lark, I might have had a go, in the end I compromised with bulletholes :good: