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Old 02-02-2006, 06:39 PM   #21
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Damn needs a better pic but I definitely like the second one.

Could you try with this one?



Many thanks CC,
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Ryan, you couldn't resist could you?

I forgot to say thank you for doing this too but I just found a pic that I forgot to upload, any chance you could do that? It should be above this post. it has a better view of my car.[/quote]
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Sorry man, I tryed to do that one for you, but there isn't enough contrast in the headlamps so a definitive line can be established. If you had one that was less bright, and showed more detail in the headlight are, then I'm sure I could do it.

Maybe cc could do it, I'm still a PS noob.
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I'll try it but it wont be until later tonight, in class now and have a group meeting after class.

should be up before midnight, but might not be by much.

No problem fuel, anytime.
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guys its hard to simulate it even with photoshop.. because part of the bottom that is painted will reflect giving it a shaded look when the lights are off. Only way is to test it out.
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I also tinted the whole housing to give the look of black reflecting.

I did mess up a bit on the passenger side HL, more should be tinted, but you get the idea.
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I think the real thing wouldn't look so "well defined," as in I think it would blend a but better. But g/j on the chop cc.
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I think the real thing wouldn't look so "well defined," as in I think it would blend a but better. But g/j on the chop cc.
I think it would all depend how you masked the HL and what you were looking for. I think a black may look sweet, but I personally would only do it if I retrofitted HID projectors, so everything but the projector could be black.
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I think the real thing wouldn't look so "well defined," as in I think it would blend a but better. But g/j on the chop cc.
I think it would all depend how you masked the HL and what you were looking for. I think a black may look sweet, but I personally would only do it if I retrofitted HID projectors, so everything but the projector could be black.
yea but too much work.. lol
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Even though its a little blurred in the touchup photos I think it rocks and stole a copy for myself tp put in ideas folder.

Did I hear Pot<stay way from makes ya fat and lazy.
Isn't Nitrous legal if like, ya know, ya have a toothache
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