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Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 15:35
by Lizandra
It's my first attempt in GIMP and pixelizing something to the game...

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 15:52
by Seradest
Lizandra wrote:It's my first attempt in GIMP and pixelizing something to the game...
Good Idea ^^

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 15:58
by Jaxad0127

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 15:59
by Lizandra
LOl....sorry then =)

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 16:05
by Jumpy
whatever very good idea :)

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 16:13
by Jaxad0127
They never made an icon to go with it, and you did. Together, we have a new piece of headgear.

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 16:31
by Lizandra
lol....i dunno how to do what they did....only icons for now.... :wink:

and it was just my first attempt...i wasted about 4-5 minutes to do that....well...if u want me to do something more, just tell =)

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 17:21
by EJlol
Icons should have a transparant background and be saved as a PNG. Other than that, it looks good. :)

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 17:50
by Lizandra
I don't know how to set a transparent colour on GIMP....could u help me? As i said, i'm newbie at doing this =S

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 18:08
by Lizandra
i think i did it =) just had to read the instructions XD

Please tell me what u think about this =) REPLY people, REPLY

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 18:25
by sadaf
is nice, should do so, is like a good suggestion

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 18:42
by EJlol
Give us some time to reply :P
We aren't watching the forums 24/7 (though I do come pretty close IMO :twisted: )

I see you already found the option to change the alpha. You used grey pixels for the AA (Anti-aliasing, this makes curves looks more "round"), which would perfectly work with a white background (which you had first) BUT when changing to a transparant background, the background can get any colour ingame. Including a dark grey:

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In order to fix those "white" spots. They should be changed to the colour of the hairband (black) but with an alpha channel lower than 255. (I most of the time use a alpha value of 127). That way you can use any coloured background without looking bad.

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 19:09
by Lizandra
I appreciate your help....but i didn't understand what u tried to tell me XD. Are u telling me to work with a different colour "background"? what does this:
(I most of the time use a alpha value of 127)
mean? :lol: and do i have to change that light gray spots?

thanks^^

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 19:53
by Crush
The alpha value is the transparency of a pixel. Full opacity is an alpha value of 255. An alpha value of 127 is half-transparent.

You have to remove the light gray pixels at the border and replace them with black spots with half transparency.

When you create graphics for TMW which are supposed to have a transparent background I would suggest you to work with a transparent canvas from the beginning. When it is easier for you to work on a single-colored background instead of a gray checkboard pattern I would recommend you to work with a transparent layer on top of a single-colored layer

Re: Pink antennas to wear....just an idea

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 21:24
by Lizandra
Let's see if this time the icon is good