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Sazuka__

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#1 11 years ago

Hello all!

Well after some help from the community, I am taking my very first project on. Simple question...what would be the best way to make a team icon for my skins? I have the actual backgrounds (the blue, default, and red). I'm just wondering what the best way is to get a picture of the specific skin, team colored, onto that specific red or blue or even default background icon. Any suggestions folks?




Bluestormtrooper

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#2 11 years ago

I would reccomend taking a picture on it from the front, "cg_thirdpersoncameraangle X" where X is the angle, problably 90 or 180. Next, take the picture into photoshop or GIMP or whatever and use the pen tool to cut it out. Give it a slight edge blur, then put it over your background layer.




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#3 11 years ago

If you're lazy, it's easier to take screenshots in ModView and simply use the magic wand tool to select the background and delete it. Since it's a single color it's far easier to delete than to manually remove the background in a screenshot.

The down-side is that it shows the skin as seen in mod-view, so if you have any special effects (shaders, for instance) you're probably better off using bobaandy's method.




Sazuka__

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#4 11 years ago

I did actually do that Inyri with ModView. I just was wondering if I had any other options to explore and such and stuff before I made a final choice on what to use. I intend to use the same method for all of my skin icons and such but thanks a bunch as usual guys!:)