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Old Nov 17, 2009, 6:23 PM   #1
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No, I'm not waving the USA flag. It is the name of this racing vehicle which I spotted at a local car show this past Saturday -- along with hundreds of other vehicles. First, I masked it out from the background and placed it on another photo and applied a darkened vignette to that layer. I then created a shadow effect under the vehicle and added the text. The text includes bevel, gradient, and outer glow effects. What do you think?
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 6:50 PM   #2
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. Seems to need a little more air in the bottom.
. What's happpening with the front window? It looks weird.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 7:33 PM   #3
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Very cool, thought it was real until I read your description of the shot.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 8:28 PM   #4
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Nice cropping job and placement. There are 3 small things. As mentioned the front windshield looks weird. The shadow under the vehicle should be darker so the vehicle is grounded instead of floating. And finally for nit picking Id remove the red area on the chrome front bumper. Its a rebate from its original setting. Oh, Oh, one last thing. Since you are placing the vehicle on a background, Id remove the spoked wheel thingy behind before placing the vehicle. Its not part of the scene and is somewhat distracting. Finally I commend you on the typeface used. It goes nicely with the subject and the name. By the way thats a great shot of the vehicle itself. Very clean.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 9:41 PM   #5
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It's not, but it reminds me a bit of the Corvair pickup from the '60's.

Or this...check this link of the 100 mph Mercedes race car transporter from the '50's. I wonder which came first ?

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source...ziUxp4hyfLD5ew

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I think my brother had a car like that in his collection many years ago but he never drove cause he was so much under the age limit but I can tell you we pushed it thru some Dirt.... LOL nice shot of corse!
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 2:21 AM   #7
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Interesting article lesmore49 about the Mercedes transporter. Thanks.
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 7:34 PM   #8
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Interesting edit, Walter. Bynx (as per usual) has picked up with a lot of useful constructive help. I agree with all his points.

The vehicle actually carrying that "speed bullet" - looks so interesting, like something out of a 60's 'futuristic movie'.

Well done.

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