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Major General Godfrey Weitzel (USA)

Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:48 am

Here is Major General Godfrey Weitzel (USA). I think someone may have done him before but here is IMHO a better version.

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:23 am

Good job man, feel free to re-do any of mine too, it's no problem, I have just been trying to give people something to play with other than generics. Plus there were a lot of cool generals missing that I know guys have had some fun with since I added them.

I am going to go back and make mine better when I can, but feel free to tackle anything I have already done.

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:34 am

packersfanmw87 wrote:Yeah, I used to use GIMP all the time. Actually I still do some things in GIMP (resizing the finished product for posting, adding the tag...because I'm not exactly sure how to do everything in Photoshop or Illustrator, yet!)

I've got a lot of other b&w photos of these more obscure generals waiting in their own folders to be colorized. Right now, I some colorization of more well-known guys like Joe Johnston, Beauregard, and Hood. Maybe they will be better than the game images.


If I could give you some humble input, you may try to make the unit file have a slightly smaller face while zoomed out just a bit, it looks a little more like the other files and gels with the game better. Of course this is just my personal preference, but I like to keep the unit files at similar sizes otherwise it appears awkward to me. I even changed some vanilla generals like CP Stone to make their heads smaller.

Again this is just my honest input, and I am perfectly fine changing the sizes of your files to look the way I want as your work is great, but I thought you may consider it.[ATTACH]39903[/ATTACH][ATTACH]39904[/ATTACH]
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:35 am

You see there is only a slight difference but in game it can look quite different.

Ok, that is just my 2 cents, carry on with your masterpieces...

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:17 am

I referred to vanilla sizes, but otherwise, I haven't experienced ANY of my creations in-game yet! I'll pay attention to it going forward. Thanks for the feedback! Like I said, haven't been able to judge for myself in-game.

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:21 pm

Love your new portraits.

I would like to see remakes of USA generals William Sooy Smith, George Getty and George Crook.

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:48 pm

I already did Smith (before I really got much better), but there is little that can be done with him. The source photo is very poor :(

George Getty is a guy I'd like to redo. Noticed him in the game. I have some Crook pictures in my folder. He'll be coming along at some point ;)

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:31 pm

packersfanmw87 wrote:I already did Smith (before I really got much better), but there is little that can be done with him. The source photo is very poor :(



Was this the source you used?


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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:29 pm

I've noticed those 'amber' portraits can be harder to color than the black and white ones

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:34 pm

It is easy to turn it black and white first.


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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:37 pm

I bet our new friend can make that work.

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:04 pm

I intended to post my templates for fitting a portrait for the game but hadnt allowed for them being transparent panels :wacko: They are there though.

I usully resize the finished picture into the relevant box repeatedly until it looks right always starting from the full size version. I generally have the blank faced general alongside as a further guide


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I think the most important step in the whole process is the initial cut out of the outline - better to drift into the subject than have a grey surround.

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Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:37 am

Yeah, always better to cut into the subject than having a lighter surrounding color.

I'll try that Smith. Still not the BEST but I think it is a bigger source than the one I used (which was downright tiny).

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Brigadier General William Sooy Smith (USA)

Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:55 pm

Here is another try at William Sooy Smith!

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Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:59 pm

Really nice

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Brigadier General Henry M. Judah (USA)

Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:14 pm

Brigadier General Henry Moses Judah (USA). Another version of H. Judah. I didn't realize someone had already done him but here is mine...plus I am coloring all kinds of stuff, so no problem!

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Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:15 pm

How are these head sizes, better?

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Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:37 pm

Looks good from here, I'll check in game.

And don't forget about the CSA!!! lol

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Brigadier General Cuvier Grover (USA)

Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:08 am

Brigadier General Cuvier Grover (USA). I have a few good source pictures of CSA generals. So there will be some coming.

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Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:18 pm

Another version of Jacob Cox, 'militarised' I originally thought from 1866 ie just after he mustered out, but on paying more attention it may be a little later, they had quite a powerful light in the studios as well.

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Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:56 pm

Maybe somebody can color this? It seems more from the time period for USA general Jacob D. Cox.

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Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:39 am

Good idea fudging a "civilian" photo to create a decent photo for him during the war. Its a shame that some of these guys don't have really good quality photographs available from the war.

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Re: Portrait mod

Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:09 am

Colonel George Sharpe should be added to the game. He was head of the first formal US military intelligence gathering service, the Bureau of Military Information (BMI).

Pinkerton was a total joke and gave overly inflated numbers regarding the Rebel forces. Colonel Sharpe and the BMI gave amazingly accurate information, starting with Hooker at Chancellorsville. Its a shame Hooker botched that battle because he should have routed the rebel army.

Pinkerton should spawn with McClellan and then disappear in late 1862, replaced by Colonel Sharpe as a Master Spy, since that is what he and the organization were. Pinkerton does not really deserve the spy status.
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Brigadier General Edward Ferrero (USA)

Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:51 am

Brigadier General Edward Ferrero (USA)

Long time not preparing my colorized photos for use in Civil War 2. I'll try to catch up on a number of generals I've done over the past few months. If you are interested in colorized civil war photos, check out my facebook page. I've been doing quite a few photos of guys already in-game (though maybe you'll find my colorizations an upgrade over the original game portraits.)

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Major General George Crook (USA)

Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:52 am

Major General George Crook (USA)

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Brigadier General Egbert L Viele (USA)

Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:21 am

Brigadier General Egbert L Viele (USA)

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USA Major General John Peck

Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:19 am

Here is another important Union general figure that deserves to be added with a colored portrait.

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USA Major General John Peck - mostly notable in the Peninsula Campaign and later in southern Virginia.

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Re: Portrait mod

Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:18 am

I've colored a ton of portraits...I just need to cut them out and make them game ready :/

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Re: Portrait mod

Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:51 pm

looking forward to it!

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Re: Portrait mod

Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:24 pm

Man, y'all have done a lot of great work here! These portraits will add a lot to the game, replacing the "clone army" and all. Thanks for all y'all have done!

Has anyone packed all of these up together?

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