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Sheksy new car! BMW 520d | by Rob Ellis'
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Sheksy new car! BMW 520d

So me and my dad took his new car out to these exotic mountains, honestly! I mean, who wouldnt! Because obviously we can afford that :P

 

All jokes aside, I'll write up how I processed the image, but what I will say is that the background image is NOT mine, I pulled it off google images, I would credit the original photographer but the website link brought up a fake computer virus scan, which would end up virusing up my laptop, bad times :P

 

Got back from school and saw this on the drive, thought it would be good to get some shots before it ends up caked in mud!

 

Anyhow:

Original BMW photo processed in lightroom:

Increase vibrancy, decrease saturation, up clarity and contrast, desaturate car body and sharpened.

 

In photoshop:

Placed background on the background layer.

Pasted in the BMW image.

Incredibly carefully masked the car to remove the original background and show through the new one.

Added a drop shadow to the car.

Dodged and burned image selectively to show the curvature of the car.

Attempted to match the BMW processing look on the background to create a more believable photo.

Added a solid colour adjustment layer (sepia/brownish).

Set blend mode to colour.

Masked through the sky to keep the blue and decreased the opacity to 50%

Decreased overall saturation.

Added a very feint lens flare.

 

 

Hope you like, any comments/critique/thoughts would be totally epically amazingly stupidly awesome! :)

 

Rob :~D

 

Guess who got flickr pro!? Once you add me as a contact You can now look at the photo in full size glory all you pixel peepers!

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Taken on April 21, 2011