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#41 WWDubya

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 14:03

Here are some wood grain plywood panel samples that can be used for skinning, very nicely done … hope its useful…. <snipped for brevity>

These are very nice wood textures!

But did you know that you can make your own fairly quickly? Here's what you do: (I use PhotoShop 7, but most of what I'll bring up here will translate pretty well in other gfx apps.)

Create a new layer (we'll name it "base.")
Fill it with a sandy/light-brown color.
Duplicate that layer and call it "grain." Make sure that it is positioned above the "base" layer and is selected as the active layer.
Select a dark brown color.
Go to Filter/Noise/Add noise and set your preferences for the amount of grainy noise that suits you and click OK (it should look like a course-grain sandpaper).
Go to Filter/Blur/Motion blur and set the amount of blur so that the streaks are very long and the angle is set to 90 or 180 (horizontal or vertical); click OK (It'll look like a plank of teak wood).
Go to Filter/Distort/Wave and play with the settings to achieve the amount of wriggle that suits your taste. The "grain" layer may now resemble maple without knots
Select your Elliptic Marquee tool and set feather for about 10 pixels
Using your Elliptic Marquee tool select a large-ish ovoid area anywhere on the "grain" layer.
Go to Filter/Distort/Twirl and set the amount to your taste to create a whorl that resembles a knot.
Lather, rinse, repeat as needed.
When satisfied, merge "grain" down to "base" so that you don't have translucent areas in the grain. (The blurring in the earlier steps will stretch the "grain" layer at the edges of the canvas making the edges gradiently transparent. By merging the layers you remove the transparency.)


Ta-da! Hope this helps!
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#42 WWDubya

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:58

Panther, can this thread be "sticky'd" ???
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#43 Panthercules

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:42

Panther, can this thread be "sticky'd" ???


Good idea.

Done - see here:

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#44 elephant

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:15

How I missed this… :oops:
Fantastic! :D
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#45 ER_O_v._Kessler

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:28

I'm not sure what the origins of the Methuen codes are, but I've seen them used very often to describe WWI aircraft colors.

For example, Dan-San Abbott uses the following Methuen codes in his article about DFW C.V camouflage schemes (which I would love to have the Pantone codes for, BTW, Fubar):

MC 4A2/3 - yellowish white - to - pale yellow (clear linen doped undersurfaces)

MC 25F8 - myrtle green (dark green camo)

MC 26F8 - bottle green (dark green camo)

MC 6E8 - rust brown (dark brown camo)

MC 6D6 - cinnamon brown (lighter brown camo)

MC 27E4 - dull green (dark green camo)

MC 3E6 - light olive (lighter green camo)

MC 5C6 - ochre (lozenge color)

MC 22D5 - oriental blue (lozenge color)

MC 15D4 - greyish magenta (lozenge color)

MC 25D3 - dull green (lozenge color)

MC 12D5 - greyish ruby (lozenge color)



its better to proof the dan san abbott theories and colour examples before uyou use the. indeed he has done great work for the ww1 community, but some of his colourtheories was been more than crude ideas[/quote



good colourexamples for skinning planes, allies and central, you find on this website:

http://www.misterkitusa.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.misterkitusa.com/ :0o: :shock:


I do my skins with this colours, they are compatible to photoshop, equal whic ps version you use, and the result is more than satisfying.. :S!:
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Spandau.. What else ?? :icon_mad:


#46 Panthercules

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 15:16

Interesting web site - thanks for posting the link to it. I'm looking forward to seeing how these colors translate to actual in-game results when applied to the RoF templates.
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#47 WWDubya

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:47

Thanks Panther!
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#48 ER_O_v._Kessler

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:42

Interesting web site - thanks for posting the link to it. I'm looking forward to seeing how these colors translate to actual in-game results when applied to the RoF templates.
your welcome :S!:
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#49 Korontari

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 20:02

Hello Fubar,

I know this is rather old thread but I have a faint hope you can still help with color codes. I would appreciate if you find Pantone equivalents for these Mithuen codes:

5C3, 5C4, 6C4, C65.

Thank you for starting the thread and suggesting your help!

Kind regards,
Korontari.
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