Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:02 pm

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Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:02 pm linkquote
Guys and Girls,

I picked up this little Stella this week. It is a dream to ride around town! I would like to change the black paint scheme to a two tone paint scheme, however.

You can say what you like about the Vietnamese crap jobs but they have great looking paint schemes. I would like to use the black color as a base and add a second (or more) colors to achieve a very retro/Euro type of look. Does anybody have any ideas? Anybody out there that is a Photoshop genius that can give me any ideas based on these photos? I'm also willing to change the seat color or style.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! BTW, the photos were taken with my new iPhone 4s. The camera is great but the Siri voice control still has flaws that need to be fixed in future software updates.



Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:39 am

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:39 am linkquote
Great scoot, love your sidecar.
Unfortunately I'm not very photoshop-gifted
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:10 am

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:10 am linkquote
step away
dont do it .... itll look crap ............. see


colour matched from badge

Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:34 am

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:34 am linkquote
Your quite the artist
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:45 am

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:45 am linkquote
Re: step away
T5bitsa69 wrote:
dont do it .... itll look crap ............. see
that's funny. you are right.
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:00 am

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:00 am linkquote
Ok, I'm not looking for wise ass cracks saying "don't do it". I'm going to put a two tone paint job on the bike. I'm simply looking for suggestions for something that will look good. I THOUGHT I might find some help on this forum. I'm sure there are some talented artists who are good at both design and Photoshop.
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:06 am

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:06 am linkquote
scissors
thats sme knotted pants ya got there
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:11 pm

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:11 pm linkquote
Personal opinion:
I would just stick with a second color, and not a third. Might get a bit too busy, and it seems not a lot of people do it very well once you go beyond two colors. Not impossible, but not easy to do it right.

I'd say you could go with just about anything that isn't too pastel for your second color. That's the nice thing about black, it goes with darn near anything.

Did you have any thoughts about what your second color might be?

By the way, love all the chrome bits. I'm partial to shiny things.
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:51 pm

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:51 pm linkquote
Witch wrote:
Personal opinion:
I would just stick with a second color, and not a third. Might get a bit too busy, and it seems not a lot of people do it very well once you go beyond two colors. Not impossible, but not easy to do it right.

I'd say you could go with just about anything that isn't too pastel for your second color. That's the nice thing about black, it goes with darn near anything.

Did you have any thoughts about what your second color might be?

By the way, love all the chrome bits. I'm partial to shiny things.
I'm thinking about a tan (similar to the color on you avatar scooter) or light cream yellow. I agree about the third color. I just threw it out there as a possible option.
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:10 pm

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:10 pm linkquote
Sorry, not the best Photoshop job.... but perhaps something like this? Ivory seems to be a tricky color to get Photoshop to do. Maybe you could include the headset, maybe not.

We have multiple scooters at the shop I work at that are two-tone black with ivory. They all look pretty darn sharp to me. Some have brown seats and grips, too.





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Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:17 pm

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Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:17 pm linkquote
Witch wrote:
Sorry, not the best Photoshop job.... but perhaps something like this? Ivory seems to be a tricky color to get Photoshop to do. Maybe you could include the headset, maybe not.
Thanks! Yes, this is something similar to what I am considering. I would probably change the seat to a lighter color to help coordinate the look. The headset is also a definite possibility. I was hoping someone might be able to point me to a photo a great paint scheme that uses black as a base color.
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:07 am

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Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:07 am linkquote
Here's the opposite rendering. I got a PX150 that I think the previous owner wrecked. It ended up with black cowls and front fender.



Chuck
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:20 pm

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Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:20 pm linkquote
chuckactor wrote:
Here's the opposite rendering. I got a PX150 that I think the previous owner wrecked. It ended up with black cowls and front fender.



Chuck
Not bad. But this would require a lot more work. I had given some thought to doing something like this but I was hoping to avoid a complete disassembly. It looks good, however.
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:47 pm

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Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:47 pm linkquote
The black and white look sharp (IMHO)
Don't paint the headset, just reupholster the seat, High quality material, nice stitches and maybe a white strap.
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:31 am

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Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:31 am linkquote
ACKscooter.

There is always the possibility of using vinyl wrap,either in a design or solid look.Just something to consider since you dont want to do a complete tear down.

For example: http://powersportswraps.com/
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:06 am

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Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:06 am linkquote
Scootover wrote:
ACKscooter.

There is always the possibility of using vinyl wrap,either in a design or solid look.Just something to consider since you dont want to do a complete tear down.

For example: http://powersportswraps.com/
Very true, excellent suggestion. It's like a chic Italian tailored tuxedo, careful it doesn't become a ruffled prom rental...unless, of course, that's an option.
As one suggested, you may want to consider a two tone black & white seat and perhaps a white racing stripes for a little sportier look. Either way you've got a beautiful scoot, very happy for you, ride safe ; j
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:13 am

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Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:13 am linkquote
...for example, something along these lines...simple, chic, classy, reminiscent of James Bond perhaps?



Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:14 am

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Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:14 am linkquote
i believe smokey wins this game for best idea
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