So for the line of business that I work in we do Vehicle graphic and wrapping. When a customer comes in and asks to have there car wrapped or a graphic kit fitted then we want to be able to make them a visual edit of their vehicle with the colour/graphic kit applied. But we are also looking for it to be as realistic as possible.
I have attached a photo of a graphic designer who does exactly this but he uses photoshop!
So I'm trying to find out if you know how to make what he makes on photoshop in photopaint and as realistic as he does.
Every bit of it can be done with CorelDraw. Time? Not cost effective in my opinion. You're showing the client what the "sandwich" might look like but in reality it won't look/taste like "all that". Kind of like all the food chains out there. Effective advertising maybe but they may be disappointed after and may end up bad mouthing the business.
All of these were done within coreldraw. With a few photopaint elements here and there.
I also do wraps. You are right, also the TIME/MONEY involved creating this stunning idea to submit to the customer needs to be incorporated in the price. I get around the same images to the customer, alittle less fancy in my presentation.
Each image coud be made by:
1 - a photo of the car (google search or take a photo)
2 - a duplicate with lens for the reflection
3 - a drop shadow
4 - a powerclip with the transparent image
This can be done. it's called conceptual design.
I would ask the guy whos does this to document the time spent doing it. We see this in signs all the time and elaborate drawing that has absolutely nothing to do with the files that are actually required to do the work. So you in general have two art charges.
Architectural work is another area where I see it but in that case there usually is a significant budget to pay for the conceptual design.
Just 1 more item here, notice that the hood or bonnet in England is jot shown. The perspective problem becomes 1,000 fold of a problem. True simulation programs start at about $1,000 U.S..