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Re: Graphics
« Reply #255 on: July 30, 2013, 04:51:15 PM »
Building on from my previous post, I should add that I once had no intention of ever learning Photoshop, save using it to open and save .pcxs - not realizing how much annoyance Photoshop was saving me by handling a lot of the palette issues automatically.  I could alter brightness/contrast and rotate images in a program that came with my printer that was bad at a number of things Paint was good for, and able to do things Paint couldn't at all, so I was doing a LOT pasting back and forth between programs.

But both Paint and Lexmark Photo Editor were useless for color manipulation and lighting effects.  At some point, an artist needs those capacities.  Geo, when you reach those points - I enjoy teaching, and you don't have to learn everything GIMP can do all at once.  One trick at a time, the same way I taught myself, will do it.

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #256 on: August 04, 2013, 04:09:27 AM »
Green1!

I have the Exterminatus with some life given to their image, I have worked out some graphics for them, use at your own risk.

Enjoy.



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Re: Graphics
« Reply #257 on: August 04, 2013, 04:16:21 AM »
You've gotten very good at this Jarl -

But it would take only a few more minutes to add scanlines, and you've got to start signing your work.

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #258 on: August 04, 2013, 04:19:05 AM »
I'll look into that then, though if someone were to steal my work wouldn't they just edit my name out anyways? I'll do it though. I am thinking of a logo/insignia for myself at the moment...


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Re: Graphics
« Reply #259 on: August 04, 2013, 04:25:32 AM »
Can't say it's not possible, but stealing your work is fairly acceptable in the community - denying you credit is absolutely not.  If you don't put credit on everything you can, somebody making free with your art may not know it's by you.

You saw the stuff I told Sigma about easy scanlines, I assume...

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #260 on: August 04, 2013, 04:34:31 AM »
Mhm... I indeed have. Though I find how I am operating it seems to work fairly well: All I am doing is taking my tailored buildings, using two gimp windows and sort of selectively cutting out their shape and pasting directly. I've gotten quite proficient at it. Though note: Stealing and using is two different things. I don't mind if people use my work, I want them to. Stealing to me is taking the credit for said work.

I think I'll start putting a custom designed insignia on my work: I am not much for names and a symbol I can identify with better. I am known by different names in different places so its better this way I think.


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Re: Graphics
« Reply #261 on: August 04, 2013, 04:35:57 AM »
Okay.  An artist's logo never occurred to me, but that makes a lot of sense.

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #262 on: August 04, 2013, 07:32:13 AM »
Said Signature, I'll be using this from now on.



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Re: Graphics
« Reply #263 on: August 04, 2013, 09:44:04 AM »



Why am I not surprised? ;lol ;b;

It's a beautiful set, but also bit of a tradition breaker by using mostly different graphics for land -and sea bases.

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #264 on: August 04, 2013, 11:55:22 AM »
Well I thought it was in tradition of SMAC as the naval bases look a little different to the land ones. All my factions have that sort of pattern: There is a land form of the base for a faction, and then a sea one. I find its more realistic that way. Sea bases are going to be different to land ones, different facilities needed.

I just hope that their 'theme' is the same. I like to keep similar architecture styles for my factions.



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Re: Graphics
« Reply #265 on: August 04, 2013, 11:07:48 PM »
Green1!

I have the Exterminatus with some life given to their image, I have worked out some graphics for them, use at your own risk.

Enjoy.




I was telling Jarl in a PM that I was feeling all jealous because I have been playing games with Ete's faction while my faction still looked like Marr!

Thanks... It looks really appropriate and sharp.

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #266 on: August 04, 2013, 11:14:30 PM »
I does have the virtue of being attractive and very individual.

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #267 on: August 04, 2013, 11:17:33 PM »
It looks good enough to give you Oh Crap moments...

Imagine starting an AAR to THIS !!!!! (shown in scenario mode. I would have NO CLUE how bad I would be screwed in a real game):

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #268 on: August 04, 2013, 11:19:57 PM »
I am glad they work with no problems.
You are welcome for the texturepack, I am honoured to see it used.


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Re: Graphics
« Reply #269 on: August 04, 2013, 11:22:02 PM »
Believe me... this will be used A LOT.

Anyways, thanks again... I probably should take my Exterminatus balance and testing to a new thread... and let those that need gfx oogle at this thread again..

 

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