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      04-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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Could someone be so kind as to PS my wheels black?

Ive posted and searched and cant find anyone who's got black 230s in AW

may want to pioneer this look!

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Tough to get the glossy look on the wheels, but you get the idea.

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      04-12-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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thanks man!!
im looking for a picture with another angle so I may be requesting your services in a few


havent seen this done before and since i had to replace 2 rear rims, I may just go ahead and order the front two and have my buddys shop powdercoat them
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^^lol..serious..thats one of the reasons I went with the 230's...i can easily get my hand in there with a mitt on to wash inside the wheels..makes a big difference...wheels look soo much brighter
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go anthricite, not quite black, but has the same appeal.

pitch black to me just looks like cop car.

I like it, but, i don't want to be a cop poser

that's just my train of thought.

also, black would still look really good on your car.
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thanks man! ^^

my buddy's shop can do them for me...but they will be flat black...
i think i prefer that over glossy black too

still hoping to see this done before....so I can "try before I buy" lol....

im picking up my old rims from the dlr today and will see if they are repairable..if so I'll be picking up the front two in the near future
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if it's a friends shop, you're probably getting a deal on it, so for all it matters, if you don't like one colour, do it a different colour after.

I don't think you'll regret black on white, it is the "in thing" to do for the last few years, so you won't be doing any wrong.

I have however started to notice it turning more into a winter rim sort of thing as of recently. So that's on thing to consider before you do this. Will it make it look like a winter rim (which is badass)

either way, i don't doubt it will look good. Cars are starting to come that way from the dealer because it's becoming popular.

oh, as far as brake dust.... I have anthricite rims, and i can go for more then 2 days without cleaning a rim, it's nice... It still adds up and dulls the rim a lot, but nothing when compared to the silver.
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M 6, if you read this..could you (or anyone for that matter) do the wheels flat black? FWIW


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awesome job rodi.
+1 Very nicely done.
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nicely done...
thanks...

yes....
i may be doing this sooner than anticipated now!
i think the large 5-spoke 19'' set-up would look awesome
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how did you manage to get the wheels to look like that? mind sharing the steps??
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dupe the wheels with a square marquee into a new layer (for speed).
dupe that layer again and hide that one.
2nd layer do a color range selection on the wheel's midtone. change the picker to the add picker, get a high and a low tone until you've selected it. hit ok. go into quick mask mode and fine-tune your selection to just the wheels. i think the next thing i did was do a saturation adjustment: lower the lightness to your liking, kill the saturation.
the second dupe layer was to do the same thing via another method, but i can't remember if it was just a different color range selection to be more conservative with the color picking. i blended both layers. total time was 15 minutes.

i highly doubt this method will work to change the wheels to an actual color. but anything can be done if you know how to do it, and then there's always a hundred ways to do one thing in photoshop.
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Tough to get the glossy look on the wheels, but you get the idea.

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dupe the wheels with a square marquee into a new layer (for speed).
dupe that layer again and hide that one.
2nd layer do a color range selection on the wheel's midtone. change the picker to the add picker, get a high and a low tone until you've selected it. hit ok. go into quick mask mode and fine-tune your selection to just the wheels. i think the next thing i did was do a saturation adjustment: lower the lightness to your liking, kill the saturation.
the second dupe layer was to do the same thing via another method, but i can't remember if it was just a different color range selection to be more conservative with the color picking. i blended both layers. total time was 15 minutes.

i highly doubt this method will work to change the wheels to an actual color. but anything can be done if you know how to do it, and then there's always a hundred ways to do one thing in photoshop.
definitely would be a lot longer than 15 minutes for me.. thanks for the tutorial tho!
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