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Old 04-22-2011, 08:38 AM
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Default Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

I can't take credit for the idea, I got it from the car club I belong to.

Here's the original:


And the original with the hood up (taken at slightly longer exposure):


And the edited version:


As well as the obvious, I edited out some of the stuff in the background, and rotated the images -1.8 degrees, cause it wasn't exactly straight and it was messing with my OCD. Next time I'll try to get a photo where the hood isn't halfway under the shade of a tree, it makes it look a bit funky.

I used the free Gimp 2.0 editing software, and although it took me some time to find my way around it, it worked very well. If anybody wants some good legitimately free software, this is comparable to Photoshop and available for download on the internet.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

I've done the same thing with a shot of my Mustang..

Looks cool.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:42 AM
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I love the pictures like this.

There was a guy on here that did it with his ranger.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

Looks super sexy, and that super clean engine bay really helps it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:49 AM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

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Looks super sexy, and that super clean engine bay really helps it.
Tom, it helps that the engine bay only has 2500 miles on it.

I'm thinking of doing one of my Ranger when I buff it out this summer, leaving the engine bay all mudded up.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

I wanna learn how to do that. Pretty cool.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

Layer the 2 pics together with the hood closed pic on top. Then select the hood in the top photo. Reduce the opacity for the desired look. Now select the bottom (open hood pic) & erase the hood. Then merge the photos into one.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:44 AM
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Thats awesome.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

Thanks, for the compliments.

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Layer the 2 pics together with the hood closed pic on top. Then select the hood in the top photo. Reduce the opacity for the desired look. Now select the bottom (open hood pic) & erase the hood. Then merge the photos into one.
The way I went about it was by layering the hood open photo over the hood closed photo, then trimming out the background and changing the opacity of the hood open layer. I also changed the brightness of a few objects to make them pop less in the edited picture. It is a slightly different process, but it would produce the same results either way.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

Wow! I never saw that before, That is really cool!
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:00 PM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

i just downloaded gimp and i cant figure the dang thing out
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:04 PM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

dude im doing this with my truck like the other guy said truck clean engine muddy
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Not as cool as the others. I need to find a open parking lot to get a good picture.


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Old 04-25-2011, 06:46 AM
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Default Re: Created a cool pic of the Mustang.

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i just downloaded gimp and i cant figure the dang thing out
Haha, it's a pain in the butt to learn if you don't know any other photo editing programs. Look for tutorials on Youtube; there's some really good stuff on there for Photoshop, so I imagine there are good tutorials for GIMP as well.

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dude im doing this with my truck like the other guy said truck clean engine muddy
I took the photos for it today, but it wasn't sunny out. I don't think it's going to work to well, but I'm still going to give it a shot.

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Not as cool as the others. I need to find a open parking lot to get a good picture.
I personally like the transparent hood more than the cut open looking hood, but to each their own.
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