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no, like this, but without the big white box thing.....



i dont need to see "rpm x 1000"...i already know that :)
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#1 def! hit the nail on the head!

haha, yes, i'll be doing a how to....

now...is there any way to remove the white box...like...just have the letters and nothing else...to kinda make it look smoother?
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This is John's cluster. I saw another one with the FX4 Level II under it but i don't know who's it was...

And he actually painted that by hand btw.
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Man, two threads talking about the same thing sucks. Check the other thread to find out what was supposed to be in this spot on this thread. Wow, what a mouth full.
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eh...i'm not that artistic

but yah, just some simple white gauges
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haha yeah, i was intending for the other thread NOT THIS ONE, to just be a sign tellin people to pay attention to this post
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Blend that background color!
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I designed a set before but never used them....I lost the .psd file so I'm screwed. It was a PIA to make....at least for the first time. I got them in jpeg format though...woot.

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thats cool!

alright, now assuming someone can blend the color for me, when i install the print outs...do i have to take the black layer out and put the new one in its place....or cani just slide the new one over the old one?
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I don't see two topics anymore...
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This is the best I can do with being as tired as I am



All of mine were done in Paint Shop Pro 9 I have Photoshop but don't like it at all this was my first attempt at something like this, so please criticize it with that in mind
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Hey Clay, I sorta know the pattern the colors have to be...What needs to happen is the white needs to be inverted to another color, then EVERY part that is a guage or needs to have light pass through it needs to be white. That is because obviously printers print white by not putting ink down, aka on the transparency sheets it wont be see through. Oh yeah, a few lights should be made visible, and turned yellow or orange color, i believe the printed orange color should be filter enough light to work as a warning light. Check engine and hte 4WD lights are both important.

Also TippenOver, for the image try to get Clay to put a fullsize image(kind of like the sunset, but something you enjoy better) and then take the mazdaspeed logo and make "mazdaspeed" a filled in black color, and off road can be red. As long as it doesn't mesh in with the picture background it should be easily readable.

Oh now that I think about it..for white guage faces..hmm..I really don't know how to do that, because using transparency paper you cannot print the color white. Do they sell a specialized "white" ink cartridge? I really cannot imagine how you'd pull that off, sorry.

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ugh....ok...transparancy paper...what is that? i think i have an idea of what it is, but not 100% sure....

crap.....
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but clay, i like the result, its very nice....thank u!!
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Your welcome Brent, As for what you are asking Aaron I am lost like I said first time doing this, just thought I'd try
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is this mod going to be a gauge replacement or a gauge overlay?

if an overlay, i can still use white...i think....
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ok guys...just so you know you don't use just one gauge face....there are two of them stacked on top of each other. Read that tutorial on RPS and you'll understand.
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Yeah but the back black gauge is just a black picture with white on the guage parts so light will come through. Then you match up the two sheets. About an overlay. Now that I think about it that seems entirely possible. but remember, you have to glue your new picture over the old guage face because it is 2 layers. And the color white should be impossible to do because you can't print out white on transparency paper. Oh yeah transparency paper is just like plastic paper, totally seethru, used for putting on an overhead. Any more questions I can answer them..

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does anyone have the over lays for the 01- and up with tach?
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Help?

Brent, maybe these will help you out some.. Just to get a reference i guess..

Behind the black layer, is nothing, just this.. What i have pictures here, and behind the plates, that just pop out, three seperate, 1 middle, 1 left, one right.. theres little bulbs #194 i believe, you can change those, and use a color to your advantage maybe? Just an idea, never seen it done, hope these help some..


In the gear selector, you can see, that , it too will come off.. The black paper cover..That is..


I wasnt going to resize, but then i remembered you have dial up..
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wow, thanks leo! i appreciate the resize too!

ok...i know what transparancy paper is....and why wouldnt i be able to print white? if the paper is clear, then white is a color?


lone ranger's gauges his attached on this topic has white in them....
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wow, thanks leo! i appreciate the resize too!

ok...i know what transparancy paper is....and why wouldnt i be able to print white? if the paper is clear, then white is a color?


lone ranger's gauges his attached on this topic has white in them....
Uhh I dont know. Its jsut that how is your guages going to show through the white? As in your stock guages show through as green. When you print on a computer, white is the absence of color, so you need a color for your guages if you are to print white. Maybe there is a way. The only other way i can see is taking transparency paper, cutting out the open areas VERY carefully, and then spraypainting it white or something. Sorry I don't know, maybe someones else can explain how to. Remember, when you make an image with white in it, like a picture of a really bright lightbulb, where the white is in the picture, the printer simply doesnt put ink there. So on transparency paper, it will be seethough in that area.



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but i'm sure on the printer set up or the software setup u can change the paper type..i know i can, when i print on photopaper vs. crappy office paper that i have...for image quality...maybe u could jsut tell the pc that u're gonna print it on transparancy paper and it would print white...

or make the white slightly tinted with another color....maybe grey/silver gauges? but lightly colored...
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ok theres two options, 1 is print white. 2 is get it to print white with grey shade.. both problems are you cant print white!! im sorry but check on the internet/at the store for maybe a special cartridge/program. If you can find something that allows you to print white through a white cartridge. Replace the black cartridge with the white and then print white guages, except obviously for het speedo see thru areas. Then you'd let it dry, and reprint your logo B&W on it.
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But still, think of some other possible designs. Like howabout a pic of your girlfriend with a background that has no white. And uhh, i was gonna say somethin but i forgot. Oh yeah, please try to get someone to prove me wrong, I don't want to ruin it for you because i toldya wrong.

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