10-18-2010, 01:43 PM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Saint Louis, MO
What I Drive: 2007 TorD-Red ZX5 SES
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need a bit of help with simulating painted surface
I am building a front air dam for my 07. Wife and I are going 'round and round' on the final color. I thought I could easily reproduce something in Paint Shop Pro. Alas, what I get is either totally wrong (completely flat) or the metal looks as if it has been stained (not painted). So maybe I am asking for the world here, but is there a method to making something look actually painted? Note: I have tried various layers and levels of transparency. I think maybe the problem is texture (that's a maybe!). I also tried cloning and stretching a capture (which looked exactly like poo frankly). Any help?
Steeda SRI w/CAI intake. Trubendz SS 2.5" . FR Susp/Struts. Tune by Tom (FocusPower). Rota Grids. SAP rear spoiler. Custom front air dam, rocker panel bits and Rear valance.
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