Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby oliverb » Tue Mar 13, 2012 20:41 pm

What about paintings?
Did this one of my old custom Geoffrey Butler back in 1997 (nearly as old as this thread) a few years after I got the bike.
Took me forever drawing each part to scale on a CAD package including the correct teeth on the front rings.
I gave up drawing teeth on the rear cassette. I then printed it and painted it in water colour.

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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Mar 14, 2012 01:41 am

Chain not in big ring.
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby oliverb » Wed Mar 14, 2012 18:39 pm

No problem I'll just re-paint it. Will post the correction in a few months. :)

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Postby NapoleonD » Wed Mar 14, 2012 22:36 pm

oliverb wrote:No problem I'll just re-paint it. Will post the correction in a few months. :)


That's the spirit!
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby oliverb » Wed Mar 14, 2012 23:44 pm

OK. Chain now on big ring. May as well add a white garage door as well. :)

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Postby NapoleonD » Tue Mar 20, 2012 21:15 pm

Nice work :)
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby Redhog14 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:04 pm

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Aint got no white bits big enough...
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby TommyEss » Thu Mar 22, 2012 23:17 pm

What is going on with your saddle and bar angles?!
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Mar 23, 2012 00:31 am

Redhog14 wrote:Image
Aint got no white bits big enough...


How in the heck can you ride on the drops like that :shock:
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby cwcb » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:25 pm

Think I've abided by all the rules.....

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Untitled by cwcbatchelor, on Flickr

Let me know what you think.... I realise the standards are very high :)

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Postby NapoleonD » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:46 pm

Cross chained :roll:
Oh, and I assume they're clinchers? Tyre logo not lined up with valve, get a grip man, get a grip!
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby Redhog14 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 14:14 pm

NapoleonD wrote:
Redhog14 wrote:Image
Aint got no white bits big enough...


How in the heck can you ride on the drops like that :shock:
- Failed experiment looks a bit different now.

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please note the blue ferrules...
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby Redhog14 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:35 am

Image - sorry no white background.

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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby oliverb » Wed Apr 04, 2012 08:40 am

ribblestand.jpg
To avoid the skirting boards and floor showing on your white wall stand your bike on a couple of boxes, lay some white paper on the boxes and shoot.

Crop it down in a paint package and you are done.

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Ribble 7005 Audax / Winter Training 2012 by Brett Oliver, on Flickr

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Ribble 7005 Audax / Winter Training
• Ribble Audax 7005 Horizontal Frame Blue 50cm (C-Top)
• CSN BlackStorm Mguard eyes Winter Forks 1 1/8" ITS
• Ribble Headset Branded Ribble 1 1/8" Hidden (ITS) 45 x 45
• Shimano Tiagra 4603 10 Spd Triple Groupset
• Shimano 4600 BB Cups (double/triple) Eng
• Shimano Tiagra 4600 Brakes
• Shimano 10 Spd Tiagra 4600 Cassette 12-30
• Shimano 10 Speed 4601 Tiagra Chain
• Shimano Tiagra Triple 4603 10 Chainset 170 30/39/50
• Shimano Tiagra 4603 10 Triple Front Gear Braze-on
• Shimano Tiagra 4600 10 Spd Rear Gear Medium
• Shimano STI Levers Tiagra 4603 with cables Triple
• Wheels Mavic Aksium Race Clincher
• Deda Zero 100 Oversize Handlebars 42cm
• ITM Alutech 6061 31.8 Stem Black 100mm
• CSN Headset Spacer Alloy 1 1/8 10mm Black
• CSN Superleggera K10 Saddle Black
• CSN Superleggera Alloy Seatpillar Black 27.2 350mm
• Continental Ultra Gator Skin Folding Tyre 700x23mm Black/Black
• Yaw Butyl Inner Tube 700x18/25 SV42mm
• Zefal Narrow Guards (pair) Black
• Pro Gel Handlebar Tape Black
• Shimano Clipless Spd A600 Pedals
Weight inc pedals 22.5lbs
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Apr 04, 2012 08:52 am

Excellent work!
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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby oliverb » Thu May 10, 2012 05:56 am

Once you have your bike on a plain background you can use a paint package to "cut it out". Your bike pic can then be added to any background you like.

I am not an expert but this is what I do.

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Photoshop demo 1 by Brett Oliver, on Flickr

Use "magic wand" tool (I have set Tolerance to 15) and select the background then press delete. You will ned to do this on all parts of the background bit by bit until it is all gone. See below.

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Photoshop demo 2

You may have to use the eraser tool for some complex parts.

Save as a tiff or png file as these keep the transparent background layer.

The image can then be copied and pasted over a new picture.

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Photoshop demo 3

As the background is now transparent your background picture will show through with your bike on top.
Just scale your bike image to suit add a little shading and overlap on the tyres and your are done.

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Ribble 7005 Audax Winter Training Bike 2012

This example shows the bike over a white gradient background with drop shadow added to the bike to make is stand out from the page.

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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby NapoleonD » Thu May 10, 2012 06:53 am

Pretty similar to my Look pic that used to be in the first post...


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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby Me-109 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 09:24 am

Are the rules on backgrounds different for white bikes, otherwise it may just look like a picture of a garage door?

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Postby NapoleonD » Thu Jun 21, 2012 09:30 am

No.

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Re: Obsessive Compulsive Poser (OCP) guide to bike photos

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sat Jun 30, 2012 02:36 am

Me-109 wrote:Are the rules on backgrounds different for white bikes, otherwise it may just look like a picture of a garage door?



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white on white looks fine to me..


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