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Leather Patch

Post by Harufym » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:23 am

I was asked to try my hand at a basic leather patch, here's the result of five minutes worth of work:

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Re: Leather Patch

Post by MerlinX420 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:32 am

Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. Great job and fast results.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by i » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:06 pm

Harufym wrote:I was asked to try my hand at a basic leather patch, here's the result of five minutes worth of work:

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Nice, but you can use 8-bit transparency. I suggest using anti aliasing on edges.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by Harufym » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:28 pm

I'm pretty much a novice user of the GIMP at best, so my knowledge of the more advanced features is a bit lacking. I'm more than willing to learn, though.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by i » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:39 pm

Harufym wrote:I'm pretty much a novice user of the GIMP at best, so my knowledge of the more advanced features is a bit lacking. I'm more than willing to learn, though.
Maybe I blured edges a bit too much... :>
I used just Ereaser tool on low opacity and pen tool on 15% (probing colours from image)
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it still looks odd IMO :/
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by Harufym » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:49 pm

It actually looks pretty good. I'm going to take your solution to that problem and fiddle around with it for a bit to see if I can get a cleaner version of the original. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by Harufym » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:03 am

I put some finishing touches on the leather patch using the eraser tool set to 30% opacity. It sort of looks like yours, but that's because we used nearly the same method:

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Post by i » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:11 am

Harufym wrote:I put some finishing touches on the leather patch using the eraser tool set to 30% opacity. It sort of looks like yours, but that's because we used nearly the same method:

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At first... use Image button :)

Image yours 1st version
Image mine version
Image yours 2nd version

And I said... you win :P It look acceptable now.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by Bjørn » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:54 pm

i wrote:Image yours 1st version
Image mine version
Image yours 2nd version
Hmm, I think I prefer the first version... the others are too blurry in my opinion.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by leeor_net » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:58 pm

I agree. AA on the outer edges of pixel art defeats the very nature of what pixel art is.

AA within the confines of an objects boundaries, however, falls into the AA style of shading which is very much pixel art... :)

I'm definitly with B. on this one -- first version is the best, hands down.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by Crush » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:02 am

The classic pixel art technique to make outlines less jagged is selective outlining:
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by leeor_net » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:36 am

Good point. I'm not a terribly good pixel artist -- tried my hand in it years ago when I was still just a kid trying to write my own RPG... :)

Anyway, I think the first version is the best. I think Crush has a good point though with the 'selout' method. But I would caution you with it -- poorly done it could cause a lot of visual chaos.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by Landon » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:53 pm

I think the first one looks more like a tattered piece of parchment and the bottom looks more like a patch.

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Harufym wrote:I put some finishing touches on the leather patch using the eraser tool set to 30% opacity. It sort of looks like yours, but that's because we used nearly the same method:

Image
At first... use Image button :)

Image yours 1st version
Image mine version
Image yours 2nd version

And I said... you win :P It look acceptable now.
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by leeor_net » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:40 am

I think the first one looks more like a tattered piece of parchment and the bottom looks more like a patch.
I can see what you mean. The squaredness (is that a word?) does give it the appearance of a patch or piece of paper. Perhaps if it looked more like an animal hide, it would look better? http://www.animalsonrugs.com/members/89 ... ra_rug.jpg -- I know this image is a little silly in content but it does show a decent 'animal hide outline' sort of thing.

From World of Warcraft, their Light Leather looks like this -- http://wow.allakhazam.com/images/icons/ ... rap_03.png
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Re: Leather Patch

Post by Pauan » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:48 am

My version:
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Could still use some more tweaks. ;)
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