Spot the difference

December 15, 2020

IS IT POSSIBLE...

Three little words. They seem so innocent. And they are. Sometimes. Not so much when they lead to certain questions.

Is it possible to shoot in Carnaby Street? Er…

Is it possible you can agree to longer payment terms? Well…

In April, I was asked, ‘Is it possible that you could take an image of a vehicle interior that is a left hand drive car and make it a right hand drive car?’

“Erm…”

Flip me

Flipping an image is a pretty simple thing. The main issue is of course all the dials, letters, numbers are now all wrong. And the branding. But it gives you a really quick view as to what is now needed and then you can see what can be done with what exists and what might need to be built.

Fair to say that this is the shortest blog post you’ll probably ever read from me, but here’s the original I was sent:

skoda car interior left hand drive

And here is the image a short while later when I’d started to see how it might fair. This wasn’t a 100% completed image but it was done to show that it could be done. It was a mix of Photoshop standards:

  • clone stamp tool
  • pen tool
  • distort tool – skew, perspective and warp
  • multiple layers

The only part that needed additional building by painting from scratch, was the light on the Skoda logo on the wheel:

Skills

I’ve said before that I don’t think any professional retouchers will be quaking at my up-skilling during lockdown, but it does help you understand what an image may need to have done to it in order to pass muster.

It means that I can clearly communicate what I need, what a client expects and that as with all things, you can fake it if you make it!

Hope you like it. If there’s something I’ve done that you like and want to know more, drop me a line.

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