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A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.
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paperpoppet
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

This is, no doubt, a very stupid question, but can SDS or anybody else please tell me how to save just that top layer of my pixel pics? (Sorry, I'm only just learning to work with layers and am still pretty confused!)

I can make pixel ponies in PSP by tracing and coloring a layer on top of coloring book pages or other lineart, but whenever I save I always end up with an unwanted background. Poke Tounge

Here's a recent example:


*K... ETA I just realized you can't really see the background on my lil' adoptable here, so you'll just have to trust that there's an unsightly, white rectangle behind Twilight, lol!*

Please halp if you can! Thanks. Smile

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

PSP, I know. Smile



When you want the image to have a transparency, I go to

File > Export > GIF Optimizer.

Then on the tab with "transparency" I have "Existing image or layer transparency" marked off. Then it is saved as a transparent image. Or at least it will look like it once you upload it to photobucket or wherever.

There are other times when I use a fake transparency. That is, I match the color of the Arena and it blends in. *points at current avatar for example*

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paperpoppet
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

Thank you, thank you, thank you SDS!!! That's gonna help with so many projects. Smile You rawk.

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StellaJune
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

So, I was trying to tool around with the templates in MS paint, and for some reason no matter what color I selected, it's.. orange. n.n;

Now, bear with me, because I am noooot graphics-smart. *hide*

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LilCurly
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

where does everyone get PSP? I've got photoshop, but the colour swapping is trickier than it looks on PSP Smile

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IcyMint
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

I have got only MS Paint and a silly photo redactor... WHY? Depressed

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stormyspirit
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

I'm sorry if nobody answers this thread anymore, but I was wondering if anyone knows, in just plain old photoshop where the "replace color" tool is. It would be lovely if someone could help me out.
Please, and thank you.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

I wish I knew Photoshop to be able to tell you. I think YLH uses it, so maybe you can ask her. Smile

I got PSP 8 on eBay. I think you can find it on Amazon too. It's an older version so not as expensive. Though I'm suspicious that I may have inadvertently bought myself a pirated copy. Look Round Embarassed

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stormyspirit
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

Eek, oh dear... Well, at least you had the best intentions??
Also, thanks for the suggestion. I actually went on other photoshop tutorial sights and through a few grueling minutes of navigating their complicated Help section, found it.
I'm excited to try this new idea. Should I post my results in this thread??

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Kenly
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

this, sds, is a totally awesome tut for beginners. heck, even some of us 'veterans' could benefit from it. i do pretty much what you do, but i do it all in MSPaint. insanity, i know. =3

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

Thanks, Kenly. Smile

stormy, there seem to be lots of tutorials for photoshop on DeviantArt, with lots of helpful images. Maybe that would be a good place to start.

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Minty_Magic
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy

Thanks so much for posting this! Even I was able to get something done, and it was my first time working with layers and pixels! Poke Tounge

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

Wahoo! Finally got myself PSP XI! Happy

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Rhian
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

I just want to share something really quick. If you don't have PSP or whatever, you can make transparent gifs with a little program called Giffy. I have Gimp but still prefer making images with MS Paint and use Giffy a lot. You can also make animated gifs with another small program called Unfreeze. Smile

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FurbyLuver
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: A basic pixel adoptable making tutorial - very pic heavy.

I downloaded the demo version of PSP 8 but its a bit hard for me.... O.o

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