Alrightyyyyyyyyyy, heres a short tutorial on how to make your ingame screenshots look,badass/legit/clean.
First thing you need to do is go to: fraps.com. Using fraps will increase your quality compared to the normal "print screen" method.
Click the download tab, and install the program.
Once installed, click on the icon on your desktop. Click the "screenshots" tab. In the blank
"screen capture hotkey" click, and put in any key on your keyboard. This will be the key you use to take your screen shot in game.
Now, click the "fps" tab. On the far right you will see a black box that says "overlay corner" and right below, there is an option to disable it. disable it. This will make the yellow counter on your screen dissapear.
Now minimize fraps, dont exit. your done with fraps.
Go in game, start a race, make sure "record demo" or whatever is on and do some dirty whips. Now, after you finish, replay your race. Once watching, press tab a few times, and you will get a free roam cam. ****also, go to grahics in mxsim, and set your field of view between 20 and 40.
Now pause your demo when you find a good shot that you like. try to use the amibient lighting, like sun, or stadium lights to aid you. Once happy with your angle, press your hotkey that we set earlier. That will take a screenshot.
Now, your shot will be stored in the C:/fraps folder. Go to it, and find your image. Drag it to someplace you will remember (hint:desktop). Now open your photo editing program. I am using cs3. Go to file/open and select your image.
Now, first thing, go to: image/image size, and resize to something smaller. All mine are 800x500.
now go to: image/adjustments/brightness&contrast. Bring your contrast up to boost color and your look, and bring your brightness down a little. Nothing to extreme on either end. Remember, less is more when it comes to editing pics.
Now there is a bajillion different things you could do, but im just gonna show you the basic way to get good quality. Go to filter/render/lighting effects.
1. Set that little box to "omni"
2.Set that slider to around 20, you may have to adjust for your pic.
3. Put the little circle on your rider, so it looks like the sun is hitting him. You can make the circle bigger or smaller for different affects.
After this, additonal brightness/contrast may be needed.
Now, go to filter/sharpen/sharpen.
Just sharpen once.
Now save it, and change the image from a bmp. to a jpeg. and save as the highest quality.
Hopefully that covers it, if anyone else has anything to add feel free. Hope this helps guys.
With this done you should have gone from this:BIG AND UGLY
To: SLEEK AND SEXY