hi, fellow simmers,
I can't find any reference in the contributions to this painter's dept., so here is what's worrying me (or rather driving me nuts). I'm relatively new to repainting (altho simming since the olden days of FS4); things work out quite nicely, and Photoshop is an adorably rich tool.
BUT - and here's what keeps puzzling me - I got stuck somehow when trying to repaint the wings of a BIPLANE, in this case Oliver Fischer's great Buecker 131 Jungmann. The problem is that there is no repaint template available, and unfortunately Leen de Jager's buecker-jungmeister_repaintkit.zip does not offer any help, altho Leen's own Jungmann painting exhibits exactly the way of putting ID's or any other markings on the wings I myself am after: markings just on ONE upper wing's top and on just ONE lower wing's bottom (NB: there comes a total of EIGHT half-wings with a biplane). So without a template available I have to go into the plane's textures (here: bmp's), convert what I need with DTXBmp, do my repainting in Photoshop, save my work as bgl and finally add an alpha again in DTXBmp.
Still, there are no layers except those I myself have put on top of a given background. So the results remain depressing: I always get BOTH upper wings' top-sides and BOTH lower wing's undersides repainted (one normal, the other mirrored and upside down).
Why is this so? What is going wrong in my logical thinking? How can I avoid the placement of markings in undesired places?
Thanks a lot for any help and/or advide -