Special Aircraft Service

Individual Mod Downloads for IL-2 1946 => Skins, Maps, Missions & Campaigns => German Skins => Topic started by: DESPEREAUX on February 27, 2020, 02:45:54 PM

Title: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: DESPEREAUX on February 27, 2020, 02:45:54 PM
Greetings! Once I tried a little to improve skins .. I decided to share it
I apologize in advance if I messed up the names of the authors .. then I hastened .. :( there’s no time to redo

before
(https://i.postimg.cc/52fCzM2T/173965168-456239245.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/D8Y0VHsP)

 after
(https://i.postimg.cc/Z5TVLrvV/173965168-456239246.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsBxySTt)

Link
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bg3nm4yeo65n3gy/Fw-190.7z/file
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: greybeard on February 28, 2020, 01:27:24 AM
It looks crispy!

I found the original in my Fw-190A-9 folder as a Canon's skin for Fw 190A-8, representing a (quite uncommon, in my opinion) JG 1 camouflage.

I think that, in addition to some historical info of this kind, a screenshot of the aircraft sporting this livery would help.

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on February 28, 2020, 04:19:10 AM
Any chance of a mediafire link? Not kean on that Mega thingy
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: DESPEREAUX on February 28, 2020, 04:57:28 AM
add a link http://www.mediafire.com/file/bg3nm4yeo65n3gy/Fw-190.7z/file
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: greybeard on February 28, 2020, 10:50:20 AM
165 MB? :o

Can't believe to my eyes! o_O
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: greybeard on February 28, 2020, 11:15:58 AM
Downloaded directly from JPG image posted above, and saved as 24 bit BMP. Massaged with Bright and here we go:

(https://i.postimg.cc/mgX0n4py/Fw190-A9despereaux.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/SNtdFKqR/Fw190-A9despereaux-Bis.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on February 28, 2020, 10:45:34 PM
Thanks Despereaux nice job but maybe a tad over weathered??*
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: BlackAce7727 on February 28, 2020, 11:06:48 PM
I agree with the nice shots, they kind of remind me of how Phas3e used to do his... fond memories!
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: greybeard on February 29, 2020, 12:26:24 AM
... maybe a tad over weathered??*

I think the original skin was already over-weathered (possibly like the real aircraft: we can't know for sure in absence of a photo). What I find interesting in Despereaux's technique are the metallic reflections; they would be ideal for a Ki-43 skin (green splotches on aluminum). As far as I can see, skins look always like a plastic surface (similar to that of a plastic model). Perhaps Despereaux can explain how he did it!
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: DESPEREAUX on February 29, 2020, 05:31:21 AM
I am glad that you liked it  :) You correctly noticed the metallic luster at the expense of this, which I tried to achieve. In fact, I'm not a pro at all in Photoshop, I did it by accident)) But I remembered how I did it. I would somehow record a video, but without sound, and the problem is that my photoshop is not in English. But I can record a video if necessary.
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: DESPEREAUX on February 29, 2020, 05:33:33 AM
165 MB? :o

Can't believe to my eyes! o_O

There are just two options, the originals are also there .. :D

By the way, try some new sky textures  :)
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,47154.132.html
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: DESPEREAUX on February 29, 2020, 06:49:38 AM
Thanks Despereaux nice job but maybe a tad over weathered??*

Perhaps somewhere overdone. I did everything by eye :)
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: greybeard on March 01, 2020, 12:41:02 AM
... in Photoshop, I did it by accident... But I remembered how I did it... I can record a video if necessary.

Unfortunately I don't use Photoshop but GIMP 2.8. You could still try to describe the process by which you created the metallic reflections; maybe GIMP also has similar functions - we can try.
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: DESPEREAUX on March 01, 2020, 04:16:14 AM
Quote
maybe GIMP also has similar functions - we can try.

I will try. We put the RGB mode. First, I took the clarifier tool, 25% of the power (lightening the backlight), then I took a brush with a chaotic shape and lightened the image with chaotic spots. (This is what gives this brightness) Then using image correction, we add juiciness and saturation + 10%. Behind that, the finishing touch is the exposure. In the exposure menu, there are three parameters; these are “exposure”, “shift”, and “gamma correction”. Let's set them like this, exposure = (-0.13) - (-0.08), shift = (-0.0137) - (-0.0098), and gamma correction = (0.97). In principle, that's all. :)
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: greybeard on March 02, 2020, 12:38:36 AM
Sorry Despereaux, I don't understand.

May I send you some skins that I've in use to be treated by you in the same way?

Thanks,
GB
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: DESPEREAUX on March 02, 2020, 04:03:58 AM
You can send, I will try)
Title: Re: Slightly redone Fw-190s
Post by: greybeard on March 02, 2020, 05:42:08 AM
You can send, I will try)

Please check your PM.

Thank you very much,
GB