Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-10-2009, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: indiana
Posts: 233

Iwishthiswasamanual - '98 Ford Escort ZX2
90 day: 32.95 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Photoshop help

I'm pretty sure I've seen a few of you do this here... so maybe you can help.

I want to make a template for side skirts and air dam. I have access to a cad cutter, so i can make paper templates easily.

How do I use photoshop to figure out dimensions of objects?

I know I need to have like a ruler in the image so I can base every measurement on that. But I'm not sure after that.

Thanks,

Zach

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 03-10-2009, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,118

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 64.03 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,754
Thanked 6,567 Times in 3,404 Posts
You don't necessarily need to put a ruler in the image; you just need to know the measurement of something of the image.

Then you find the measurement of that item in pixels with the ruler tool, or the select tool (with the "info" window open), and do the math.

EG. let's say your door handle is actually 15 cm across, and in the image it's 90 pixels wide. Pixels per cm = 90/15 = 6.

Is that what you were after?
__________________
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
wagonman76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northwest Lower Michigan
Posts: 1,006

Red Car - '89 Chevrolet Celebrity CL 4 door
Team Chevy
90 day: 36.47 mpg (US)

Winter Wagon - '89 Pontiac 6000 LE Wagon
90 day: 28.26 mpg (US)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
You say you have a cad cutter, so I would assume you have cad as well? If so, maybe it will let you import the file (at least Autocad does). Then you can scale the image to a known length, preferably a large part of the car since that will increase your accuracy. From there you can draw your ideas on it. I do this a lot.
__________________

Winter daily driver, parked most days right now


Summer daily driver
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: indiana
Posts: 233

Iwishthiswasamanual - '98 Ford Escort ZX2
90 day: 32.95 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's a vinyl cad cutter. So we use illustrator to make vector images.

Isn't there something that you can say , x pixels = x cm, and when you use the measure tool it states the measurement?

I mean, I guess the way Metro explained it that will work.

Last edited by mhmitszach; 03-10-2009 at 03:40 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2009, 07:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Try and look for the information regarding photo shop online and you can even download the tutorials regarding it.

__________________
Cheap Xanax
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Photoshop fun: GM Volt with racing disc wheel covers (and fender skirts.. and more!) MetroMPG Aerodynamics 30 10-28-2017 06:24 PM
Photoshop please Johnsauce Aerodynamics 10 12-18-2008 11:24 PM
Some nice Photoshop pics of aeromods from a Ford Taurus forum MetroMPG Aerodynamics 11 10-09-2008 03:16 AM
Got any photoshop pics of your car? Sean T. Aerodynamics 7 10-08-2008 02:29 AM
Photoshop for Designing Mods Who The Lounge 0 02-29-2008 03:51 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com