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Old 05-07-2010, 12:23 AM
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in keeping with my new-found Photoshop skills (i know, they suck compared to other on here ), I chopped up an idea of the custom paint job I want to get next year. It'll be the weave in a bleached bone with airbrushed skulls and such, and the bottom will be sunburst orange or something darker (more copper) since the theme of the truck is Charon-boatman of the river Acheron. The first pic is at stock height, the second is after a 2/4 drop, and the final pic is the basis of the mural I'm gonna have done on the tailgate. Now i'm not one of those 'goths' but that picture just inspired me, and I've always had a thing for greek/roman mythology.






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That side graphic is just crazy enough to look good. The more I looked at it, the more i liked it. Eye catching.

NOT the RIMS !!!

That is one awesome 'mural-to-be'. That will take one very talented air brush artist to reproduce. Hope you get it done.

Never been much of a fan of the lowered look, but I can see where the proposed paint job would accent the lowered look. It would (or should I say will) be an eye catcher.
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Try taking down the transparency of the orange on the rims, that may help it or try changing the layer attribute, ie burn, screen, overlay. That may help it fit in the rim better too.
When you are painting, ie the orange, zoom in and use the lasso tool where you want the paint to go. Just little clicks, it will set a point then move to the next spot. to do a curve just put the points closer.
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I really like the look of the orange paint job
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I like it alot CD...................The only thing im not sure of is the rims!
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I really like that mural! Really really like it! Can't wait to see it, Kurtis....get to work!!!!
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Nice, kind of have the Harley Davidson "Look" I think the inserts in the rim would set it off.
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That's awesome! Really like the side graphic. I think the tailgate would definitely be unique.

Ironic to have the truck that "carries" things as well...
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That side graphic is just crazy enough to look good. The more I looked at it, the more i liked it. Eye catching.

NOT the RIMS !!!

That is one awesome 'mural-to-be'. That will take one very talented air brush artist to reproduce. Hope you get it done.
I found a guy in Lethbridge who's got the talent, just have to work a price with him. He also does custom paint, so I might be able to get it all done at once... for $6,000! I've been planning on powdercoating my rims since I bought them, and the inserts are just plastic overlays I'm gonna spray the new body color.

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Nice, kind of have the Harley Davidson "Look" I think the inserts in the rim would set it off.
I plan to use a deeper copper than what I have there. Similar to the daytona burnt orange. I like the 'harley edition' look myself, except it's on an F-150 If it was availiable on a Superduty I'd have it in a heartbeat.



Thanks for the tips Werm, I'll give them a shot next time. I wish I could get the line tool to continue from the last point like I can in every drafting program I know, I'd have much cleaner angles on the lines.
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maybe i'm too critical, but, if your going with the silver over orange, make it in ghost type paint, so no one sees it unless they look at it a certain way in certain light conditions
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