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Ford Focus Tutorial Series by Alex

Hi everyone. This is part 1 of my tutorial series on how to model a ford focus WRX. In this part you will learn how to properly set up the image planes. Now you might think that we should get straight into modeling but reference images are very important and this is just a good way of doing this. Well let's start. First bring the image into Photoshop. I have downloaded the images from Tomas Suurland's fantastic site. http://www.suurland.com

Next use the rulers to form a smug rectangle around all the views we are going to need. Now you would probably need all four views but I did just three because the front and back view are pretty much the same. So align the rulers with the images.

Now we need to make sure that all of the images are the same size. I will start with the top view. Just select the view (this is where the rulers come in handy because the selection tool just snaps to them), go to edit>free transform and move and scale the selection so it is exactly the same size as the side view.

Now we need to align the front view. I think that it is the hardest to align properly. So select it like in the step before and drag it next to the side view so we can adjust the height.

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