The photo I have is of a white vintage car but I feel that a pink color would fit it better. I have used Photoshop Element 8 but it will also work with lower versions of Elements or Photoshop.
This is the car we are about to paint. I found this photo at Flickr and all credits go to the photographer, check out his stream at FlickR.
- Open up the photo in Photoshop Elements.
- Using the Quick Selection Tool, select the part of the photo you would like to change.
Advanced: If you grow your selection a few pixels and then feather it you can soften the edges of the final product.
- Create a new layer and click on it to mark it as active.
- Using the Paint Bucket Tool, fill the selection in your newly created layer with a fitting color.
- With the new layer still active, change the layer blending mode to Multiply.
- To reduce the power of the color, move the Opacity slide to a value lower then 100%. You can find the opacity slider just to the right of the drop down list for the blending mode mentioned above. Now you should have something that looks like this