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How To Create Car Background In Photoshop

How To Create Car Background In Photoshop

Using a perfect background for your car photos can change the look and feel of the image entirely. Not only that, it can change the impact on the viewers and customers that you want to target.

If you also agree with that, you should now know how to create a car background in photoshop. Why photoshop? Because it is the best professional image editing software that you can use.

In this article, I will talk about how you can use some great backgrounds for your car photos using photoshop.  

Car Background For Editing

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To make great vehicle photos, you need not only a good-looking vehicle but also an excellent matching background with it. So to get started, we need to select the backgrounds first. It is normal not to have a perfect background while doing the photoshoot. 

Cars are large, and getting the perfect desired background is sometimes challenging. One solution that most experts use and also a reliable way is finding a different background. After that, use Adobe Photoshop to add the car into that background.

Pro Tips: Try to find a background with a large frame and a simple yet elegant feel. If you choose a background with roads, ensure the leveling is set correctly while adding the vehicle.

You are ready to do the editing in Photoshop as soon as you get the background image. In photoshop, insert the backdrop image you want to use on your vehicle photo. Inserting the image in photoshop is easy. 

You can drag and drop the image directly into the artboard. Or you can go to the top Menu bar and click on the File option to insert your image.

Car Image Composition In Photoshop

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To blend the background you are using with your car photo, and you must look after the image composition. The images won’t fit without proper composition and will look like some awkward piece.

You will notice the difference whenever you clip out the car and place it on a different backdrop. There can be light balancing problems, color contrast, High dynamic range issues, and many more.

In photoshop, car image composition is an easy task if you know what a good composition image is. Also, it would help if you looked out for the reflection issue as cars are glossy luxury product that reflects lights a lot.

You can edit each and every composition issue of both the images using the automotive image retouching process in adobe photoshop. But the first thing you should do is to determine in which area the editing is needed and how much.

Use the hue and saturation settings in photoshop to fix the composition of the images. It helps a lot to balance the colors of the picture. I would suggest one thing I do to make my editing simple: place the car in the background first and then work on the compositions.

You can use the pen tool in photoshop and cut out the car from the original image and then place it in the background. Cutting out a product using the pen tool is the only professional solution that will give you an accurate result.

There are several options to do this process, but most are automatic selection using the machine language and AI that comes with the software. They are also great, but with the pen tool, you have all the manual control, which is the correct approach that you should go for.

Inside Car Background

 

This is a unique way of showing the car photo that we rarely see photographers or auto dealers do nowadays. The main reason behind this is that it is more challenging to shoot from the inside than outside a car. 

And not only that, in such frames, you need to keep a perfect balance between lights and colors. The car’s interior is always tremendous and elegant looking. Companies give their best in the business finish into the interior of their vehicles, and if you are a clever marketer, you would want to showcase it to your customers.

Make An Car Object Angle In Photoshop

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To place a car into another background from its original using photoshop is a task of a clean hand. I am mentioning the term “clean hand” because while editing car photos, not only fixing the composition but also ensuring you are getting the correct angle is essential. 

Sometimes you find a perfect background for your car image that you want to use, but unfortunately, both the photos might have problems with the angle. In Photoshop, a tool can help you fix the angle of your image if needed.

You might have heard about the “Perspective Warp tool” in photoshop, or if you didn’t, it means you don’t have the latest version of photoshop. Using the wrap tool, you can get all the perspectives of your product and fix the angle.

How can you use it? Well, first, create a duplicate layer of the original one. You can do it using the photoshop keyboard shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd+J). After that, convert it to a bright object. To do that right, click on the layer you have created and from the option list, select “Convert to Smart Object.”

Without converting it to a smart object, we won’t be able to use the perspective wrap tool on it in a non-destructive way. Nondesctructiveness helps us go back and edit the settings whenever we want. So now go to the Edit menu from the top bar and choose Perspective Wrap to enable the tool.

After that, click on the area you want to use the tool, and you will see grid lines around it. If you don’t see the option on the menu bar, you are probably not using the latest version of the software.

When you see the grid lines, you can now make car object angle in any way you like within photoshop.

Cutting Out The Car

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It is a step that should be in the first couple of ones, but I am placing it in the last because it is not so tough to do. Though I have mentioned it in the earlier segment here, I will talk in detail about it.

As we are using different images for the product and its background, we need to cut out the car from the original image and place it on the backdrop we want to use. Cutting out the vehicle in photoshop has several ways that you can use. Photoshop offers many automatic background removal tool that eases the process.

But I suggest you use the most professional one which gives the best accurate result. Photoshop pen is the ultimate tool to select any object in the photo and cut it out from the scene. 

You must create paths around the edges of the object you want to select and then cut it out. If you have a clean hand and experience in the clipping path technique, you will get the best result that any other tool can’t provide.

Summary

If I have to summarize how to create a car background in photoshop for you guys, then I will go like this:

Step 1: Select a perfect background image that you want to use in your car photos. Then insert it in photoshop.

Step 2: Cut the vehicle from the original image and remove its background using the pen tool in photoshop.

Step 3: Place the transparent background photo of the car on the backdrop you choose in the first step.

Step 4: Fix the composition issue from both images so they can blend in.

And that’s it, and you are done. Save your image when you are satisfied with your editing. It is up to your creativity and knowledge to pick the background that suits the model of your car. If you pick that right, you will have the most beautiful car background image, and your viewers will also love it.

 

How To Remove Reflections From Car windows In Photoshop?

While photographing cars, we can catch reflections from almost everywhere as the vehicles are glossy luxury products. Sometimes these reflections look good if placed correctly, but they ruin the image only the rest of the time.  Today, we will know how to remove reflections from cars in photoshop to solve that issue. Not only that, but we will also learn how to create reflections. Apart from that, we will know how we can remove reflections from photos taken from the window.

Remove Reflection From Car Window

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In photoshop, removing reflection is not as tough as you think. You can remove the disturbing window reflection from your photo with some proper and correct steps.

 

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Insert The Image In Photoshop

Drag the image you want to fix and remove reflection from and drop it on the photoshop dashboard to insert it. You can insert it manually using the menu bar, but it is more convenient and time-saving.

 

Insert The Image In Photoshop

Step 2: Create A Duplicate Layer

As soon as you insert the image in photoshop, it will create a layer that you will see on the right side of the dashboard. It is the layer panel, and the layer is the original layer. Now create a duplicate layer from the original layer to avoid any mistakes being made in the original image.

Create A Duplicate Layer

 

Select the original layer and then go to the Menu bar. Click on the Layer menu, and from the drop-down menu, click on Duplicate Layer to create it.

Step 3: Select The Clone Stamp Tool

This is the most accessible photoshop tool to remove the window reflections. Go to the Toolbar, find the Clone Stamp Tool, and select it.

 

Select The Clone Stamp Tool

 

Step 4: Remove The Reflections

With the tool, select good areas around the reflection and then replace the reflection area with them. The clone stamp tool will remove the reflection area for good.

 

Remove The Reflections

 

 

Step 5: Add Gaussian Blur

Go to “Filter” and then click on the “Blur” option, and after that, select the “Gaussian Blur”. Keep the Radius to 1 and Opacity as much as you need. Now brush over the edges of the image cutout that you did use the clone tool.

 

 

Set the settings according to your need and work on your image until you get your desired result. When you get it, save the file.

Removing Reflections From Photos Taken Through Windows

When you take photos through windows, you must see glass glare or reflections of your background in your photo frame. So can we avoid that? No, we can’t. Yes, there are a couple of tips and tricks that you can follow to reduce the glare but deleting it is impossible during the photo shoot. 

Removing Reflections From Photos Taken Through Windows

 

We have already known the process of removing image reflections from the above, but can this be enough? It depends on the image and the number of reflections it has. But apart from the above steps, you also can follow another method to do the process effectively. These are:

Method 2: Use The Lasso Tool

 

Use The Lasso Tool

 

We can also use the lasso tool to remove reflections like the clone stamp tool. Eliminating reflection isn’t precisely the same, but it’s also an easy process. The method of using the lasso tool and removing window reflection is given below in short:

Step 1: Select the lasso tool from the Toolbar.

Step 2: Use the tool and make paths around the reflection area.

Step 3: Right-click on the selected area and choose the Fill option.

Step 4: A dialogue box will open with the fill option selected.

Step 5: Select the Content-Aware option from the window, which you will find right next to Content. The area you have selected with reflection will get removed and replaced by a good place.

Step 6: Repeat this process for every area that has a glass glare or reflection, and you will be able to remove all the reflections of your image.

 

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Remove reflections from your car photography using photoshop

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Car Glass Reflection Overlay

Cars are one-of-a-kind luxury glossy products, and photographing them without catching any reflection is as challenging as photo shooting in front of a mirror without being shown. Yes, you saw it right. You have to be tricky, from shooting it to post-processing in photoshop.  Photo shooting vehicles try to shoot multiple shots at a time so that you can get almost the same frame but with less reflection. Use a tripod to get the picture right. After that, we will use all these shots in photoshop to reduce the glass reflections overlay. Sometimes we need to fix the glass with cutout car glass and then replate it with a transparent effect. 

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In photoshop, Insert the master image out of all the shots you have taken. The master shot should have less reflection from the other, and the framing and lighting should also be in perfect shape. After inserting the master image, copy each shot and paste it onto the master by creating a new layer. When the copy and paste process is done, go to the top Menu bar and click on the Layer menu.

Then select the “Layer Style” option and choose “Blending Options”. Now select the Darken option and blend the image. After you are done, you can merge the layers down to have the final photo or flatten the image in photoshop if you don’t need the layers to work again.  Apart from this process, you can always use one of the above methods to remove reflections from cars or windows.

Wrapping Things Up

No matter how expert a photographer you are and whatever professional setup you have, you can’t avoid reflections when shooting a shiny luxury car. So knowing how to remove reflections from cars in photoshop is the most professional thing you can do to improve your car images.

How to spray paint a car with rattle cans?

Many people nowadays get their cars painted with the help of either spray paints or other polishing paints. The need to get the cars painted is increasing day by day because of the increasing accidents. But some people also get their cars sprayed because of their interests like gaming, racing, or existing trends.  In this article, you will learn about the details of how to spray paint a car with rattle cans.

 

How to make a spray can paint job look good?

To make a spray paint job look good, you must have the following things with you before initiating the process.

  • Sandpapers (600 grit and 1500 grit)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paper
  • Primer
  • Spray paint
  • Clear paint
  • Dust mask
  • Safety goggles and gloves
  • Cloth
  • Towel
  • Warm soapy water

 

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First, wear safety equipment, including a mask, goggles, and gloves, to protect yourself from the paint. Then use sandpaper of 600 grit and rub it thoroughly over the surface of the car you want to paint. The paint will start flaking away and once you observe that most of the paint has been flanked away from the surface, use the 1500 grit sandpaper.

After that, use the putty to fill the holes (if any) in the metal surface of your car. Make sure to use the putty made only for cars or metals. After applying the putty, smoothen the surface and remove the excess putty from the edges. Then clean the surface with the help of a clean microfiber cloth.

Then use the paper and the Painter’s tape to cover the surrounding area you want to protect from the paint and leave the rest of the area exposed. Take your car to a sheltered and well-ventilated space before using the spray paint cans. Apply three coats of spray paint with a gap of fifteen minutes in each coat. After that, use sandpaper the smoothen the surface.

After smoothening, the painted surface, use warm soapy water and clean the painted surface with it. Then pick up the spray paint can, shake it for nearly three minutes, and test it on a piece of cardboard before spraying it on the car. Then spray it in a horizontal motion onto the car’s surface. Apply two coats with a gap of ten minutes in each coat.

Then spray a coat of clear paint over the newly painted surface to protect it from the harmful UV radiations. After applying it, leave the surface to dry for at least 24 hours.

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For an online inventory, automotive images will easily makeup with different colors and effects using Photoshop filtering and other options with car images editing.

 

How many spray cans to paint a car hood?

If you want to avoid the excessive charges that any professional will charge if you want to get the hood of your car painted, the spray cans are the best and the most affordable option. It will take only 3 to 4 cans of spray paint if you want to paint the hood of your car. And surprisingly, it won’t cost you more than 60 to 65 dollars, including the cost of the primer and the sandpapers.

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How many spray cans do paint a car?

If you get your car painted by any professional, it will cost you thousands of dollars as only the hood costs 1000 dollars. So, most people opt the spray paint cans to paint their cars by themselves to save excessive costs. That’s why many people ask how to spray paint a car with rattle cans? And how many cans are used to paint a car?

To paint your car in the best way, you must have at least 20 spray paint cans to do multiple coats on the car. The no. of cans can outnumber this figure based on your spraying practice and the condition of your car.

 

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Best spray paint for cars:

There are many brands available in the market that offer a wide variety of spray paints for cars. But only a few of them meet the actual quality standards, while most rank below the mark. Do proper research and get your car sprayed with the best paint. Following are some of the best-selling brands of car paints.

  • Krylon automotive acrylic enamel, gloss, black.
  • Dupli-color (HVP102-6 PK Blue vinyl and fabric coating.
  • USC spray max 2k high gloss clearcoat aerosol.

 

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How to blend spray cans with car paint?

If you want to blend the car’s paint with the spray cans, make sure to clean the surface thoroughly with the help of sandpaper. Then apply the spray paint and give proper finishing to make it look like the car’s paint. If you don’t remove the paint from the car’s body before spraying, the patch will look different from the rest of the car because of improper blending of the car’s paint.

 

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Diy car paint job:

Painting your car yourself is one of the best ways to save money. Just bring the required materials, wear your safety equipment, clean the surface that needs to be painted with the help of sandpaper, and then use a clean cloth. Find a sheltered and ventilated space, take your car there, and spray the cans to achieve the desired outcomes. Make sure to apply various coats for a better finish.

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Car spray paint kit:

There are a lot of spray paint kits available in the market. But even the most basic car spray kit must have a few items to be called a spray paint kit. These must-have items include Sandpapers (600 grit and 1500 grit), Painter’s tape, Paper, Primer, Spray paint, Clear paint, a Dust mask, safety goggles and gloves, a Cloth, a Towel, and Warm soapy water.

 

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Conclusion:

Here is the complete guide on how to spray paint a car with rattle cans? Moreover, to avoid mixing dust with the paint while spraying, do this in a shady and covered area. That shady location must be adequately ventilated to avoid suffocation because of the toxins present in the spray paint. Please make sure not to spray your car near animals because the toxins present in the spray paints can prove fatal for the animals.

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