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Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:18 am

ok got it, yes indeed it was an erase and the eraser works well. :)

Now a slightly different question, how can I reduce the alpha value of a particular zone without altering the balance of colors. I could paste over the zone a white, filled, rectangle with alpha 128, but that would lighten the whole zone.
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:19 am

I do not know that one.

Probably Photoshop can do that, there are several eraser tools and you can modify opacity, but apparently is not possible in Paint

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Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:29 am

ok, I'll live without, I discovered Pain.NET thanks to you, and it is a great program, much more simple than photoshop, and free...
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:13 pm

Hi Nikel, I have discovered Paint.NET thanks to you also! :thumbsup:
I was wondering if, when you (or anyone else with the know how) gets the time, you could convert these two images into the Army size.
It would save me a lot of hassle and they are the last two mdl's I need to do this for to complete the KWW units.

The leaders I will try and do using your guide over the next few weeks.

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Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:02 pm

I cut a bit the gun of the first so that the figure is centered


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Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:05 pm

Wonderful. Thanks so much Nikel!

Chris

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Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:10 pm

Hi Nikel, I thought I should at least make a slight difference to Benjamin Church's Ranger unit - some more hair and an extra strap is about all I can manage. If you could make an Army graphic out of this one as well I will be done :thumbsup:

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Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:19 pm

And what about a bit darker?


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Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:20 pm

Excellent looking...what makes the difference also is the shape of the hat ;)
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:47 pm

I put the select tool over the image and tried to work out how to change the colour or make it a bit darker - but eventually gave up! So - perfect! :thumbsup:

Only snag is you will need to make the unit image darker as well :)

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Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:26 pm

Both types just in case ;)

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Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:48 pm

Thanks Nikel - the darker one is great.

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PhilThib wrote:Excellent looking...what makes the difference also is the shape of the hat ;)


Damn, now you have got me looking at bloody hats. One is better off not realising these things :blink:

Cheers, Chris

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Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:05 pm

This is a hat from 1705 so I'm telling myself this sort of hat could have been worn 15 years earlier :)

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Slight hat amendment to look a bit more like the Church's Rangers picture.

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I thought I would try to create an event image. I have got this far but I have no idea how to lighten the background to give it the look of the other event images - how to remove the green tinge? Can anyone tell me what sort of tool I should use for this in Paint.NET?

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Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:53 pm

Adjustments, sepia is what you are looking for?

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Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:40 pm

Thanks Nikel but I was wondering if there was an easy way to get the sort of cream background a lot of events have like this one.
They have a sort of standard look.

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Maybe not?

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Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:39 pm

May be difficult.

Try reducing a bit hue, a bit more saturation and increase lightness. Then increase contrast, but cannot reproduce that exact look :bonk:

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Thanks Nikel. I'm getting some results that are pretty close.

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Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:13 pm

It looks a little bleached but with a bit more work I might be able to improve it. Thanks once more Nikel!

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Tue May 04, 2010 6:10 pm

Hi Nikel, I just realised that I don't have the Army version of Frontenac - you only posted the Unit. Can you post the Army version if you have it? I'm still struggling somewhat with graphics (but gradually getting there).

http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?t=14299&highlight=frontenac&page=5


Many thanks,
Chris

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Tue May 04, 2010 7:12 pm

Not sure he looks very good but if you have nothing better... ;)


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That was quick Nikel! I think he will fit in fine. :thumbsup:

Thanks, Chris

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Wed May 05, 2010 8:48 pm

There is a portrait in NYPL. He looks different (younger) ;)


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Nikel, I was meaning to ask what the screenshots are from. What is NYPL? I've not looked at the NCP forum for some time. This is a mod that I have missed somehow from NCP - or RoP - WiA? (I'm very confused) I like both Frontenac's - I may use the second as a different leader if he is not too recognisable to players as Frontenac.

With your help I've made good progress up until now with graphics but I struggled a bit today changing a few portraits. I need to get the hang of the hair. I assume the big hair in portraits like d'Iberville is a wig. Leaders like Portneuf or Hertel would I assume have had less hair or tied back hair when going on a raid. I'm just starting to look into this so if anyone has any knowledge they could share or pictures please post.

Thanks, Chris

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Wed May 05, 2010 9:54 pm

New York Public Library

According to this site this is a portrait of Frontenac, Louis de Buade, comte de, 1620-1698. He is your Frontenac, is he not?


http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=593743&imageID=1241268&word=frontenac&s=1¬word=&d=&c=&f=&k=0&lWord=&lField=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&total=39&num=0&imgs=20&pNum=&pos=1



What do you mean with what the screenshots are from. NCP or RoP mod? :bonk:


Just found that portrait of Frontenac, colored and reformatted it and tested in WiA ;)

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Wed May 05, 2010 10:22 pm

Ah! :) I realised after I posted that it made no sense that you would have a screenshot of Frontenac at Louisburg - very confusing :bonk:
Yes - he is my Frontenac. I didn't realise you could take an image like that and change it to fit in so well with the game. I have been looking for images that already look quite close to the game images. Just as an example before I try it - images like this could be converted? (I have a feeling the top one would end up looking pretty odd though). I assume neither of these would make for a good portrait?

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Found another portrait of Hertel after coloring it :( But this one is better :)


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Church belongs to the monsters family :mdr:


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I think we have the definitive Frontenac :)



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