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I'm trying to do some skinning and I would like to start off with a single colour base coat on the skin.  The problem is that the skins I want to modify have camo already applied. - I am struggling to remove this without loosing too much of the original texture detail of the original skin. - Been trying some different methods in PS: Select by colour, High pass filter,  but I would like to get some more tips from experienced modders/PS user on this. How do you deal with this?

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After a whole lot of trying this is what I ended up with on the Sdkfz 234-3 : Can still see a couple of streaks from the original camo. - That could be dealt with by working some more on it. Most importantly the shadows of the original skin is intact.

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I dont know how well skilled you are with Photoshop, - This is a quick version - please ask for more detail if you want/need.

I selected the green colour , put a  layer mask on that.  Then same for the brown patches. - Used several ways of selecting to just get the right patches selected.

Then I copied the texture layer and made the copy layer black and white. 

Selected the masked colour layers sequencially and used a brightness and contrast adjustment layer on each on the B&W LAYER untill it matched up closely with the greyscale shade of the Dark Yellow areas.

Put colour layer of the base Dark Yellow on top to cover the former Green and Brown.

Fixed light and dark patches in the greyscale that was showing up in the colour layer (Left by improper masking) by dodging and burning. - Also used highpass filter on the B&W texture on low setting once to sharpen it up.

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16 hours ago, kohlenklau said:

@SchnelleMeyer That is great. This problem of getting a base color vehicle (Allies or Axis) has always been a huge obstacle to my attempts to vehicle mod. If I ever do some more vehicle modding I will try your procedure. Thanks.

Cool if this is helping you out Kohlenklau:)

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@SchnelleMeyer: I don't know if this topic is still relevant, but here are some forgotten assets that may come in handy, and save lots of time.

 

PAK38

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1108

PAK40

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1200

PAK36

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1144

Dreaded 88 (<---Anybody remember that name?)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1107

Kubelwagen

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1081

Marder IIIM

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1085

Puma

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1105

Sd kfz 222

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1112

Sd kfz 234/1

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1090

sIG 33

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1106

Grille

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=2208

 

 

GRAY SCALE Mods (Florian Schroeder)

StuG IIIG (Early)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=2041

StuG IIIG (Late)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1466

StuG IIIG (Mid)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1465

StuH (Early)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1467

StuH (Mid)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=select&id=45&orderby=2&page=8
 

 

Drop MikeyD a PM, he may have more plain vehicles on his HD that he never released.

 

Mord.

 

 

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Thanks Mord, got all of these Dl'ed and they are a great timesaver. - I think these blanks makes skin modding a lot more accessible to new guys.

Or even better would be community available .PSD layered files for skinning like those aircraft simulator guys use to make new skins easily.

Edited by SchnelleMeyer

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You are very welcome. I didn't even know the Repos could be accessed until last week. I thought it was closed. A lot of the mods there still haven't made their way to CMMODs.

The ones I linked to are drop in the bucket compared to all the German vehicles that have been released in the games but they should be enough to get you started.

 

@MIKEYD! Hey Mikey, do you have any plain German skins sitting around you never released?

 

 

Mord.

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On 11/18/2017 at 1:45 AM, Mord said:

@SchnelleMeyer: I don't know if this topic is still relevant, but here are some forgotten assets that may come in handy, and save lots of time.

 

PAK38

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1108

PAK40

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1200

PAK36

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1144

Dreaded 88 (<---Anybody remember that name?)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1107

Kubelwagen

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1081

Marder IIIM

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1085

Puma

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1105

Sd kfz 222

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1112

Sd kfz 234/1

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1090

sIG 33

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1106

Grille

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=2208

 

 

GRAY SCALE Mods (Florian Schroeder)

StuG IIIG (Early)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=2041

StuG IIIG (Late)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1466

StuG IIIG (Mid)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1465

StuH (Early)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=1467

StuH (Mid)

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=select&id=45&orderby=2&page=8
 

 

Drop MikeyD a PM, he may have more plain vehicles on his HD that he never released.

 

Mord.

 

 

Would anybody still have them? @Mord @MikeyD maybe ?

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I never had them. I can't mod vehicles so never had any use for them. @IICptMillerII I think may have grabbed some.

 

Mord.

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I don’t have any grey German vehicles, but I wish I did!

if memory serves, I think there are some grey German vehicles in the Stalingrad mod for CMRT. Might be worth checking that out and seeing what can be cannibalized for now until the rest of these grey vehicles become available again. 

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