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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Wolf Speaker » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:04 pm

Is it normal that my tablet doesn't work in GIMP?
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Dypo deLina » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:29 am

I... don't think so, as Singi uses a tablet while operating GIMP, too.
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby enigma » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:12 am

Q: Uh, hey, I have a question. How do you make the background of a transparent image blue, etc. so you can edit it if the background is black? I want to edit some HD sprites and I'm having problems with it...
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Wolf Speaker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:07 am

No, my tablet definitely isn't working in GIMP...it works just fine in Sai, and I can click things with it in GIMP, I just can't draw anything. Does anybody know why this is happening? :/
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Singidava » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:10 pm

enigma wrote:Q: Uh, hey, I have a question. How do you make the background of a transparent image blue, etc. so you can edit it if the background is black? I want to edit some HD sprites and I'm having problems with it...

The easiest way is to add a layer below the picture and paint it blue or any colour you want to use. If you don't know how to use layers or the program you're using doesn't have them you can always just fill the transparent areas with paint bucket.

Wolf Speaker wrote:No, my tablet definitely isn't working in GIMP...it works just fine in Sai, and I can click things with it in GIMP, I just can't draw anything. Does anybody know why this is happening? :/

Tablets do work in GIMP so it's a problem at your end. I can't help if it's a technical problem (other than maybe telling you to reinstall GIMP) but it might be that the tablet is working just fine and you just don't notice it. Have checked that you're using the right tool for drawing (usually pen or brush)? Have you looked at the tool's options? Try changing the transparency settings and brush size under the brush options. You also have to check the colour you're using so that you're not drawing white lines on a white background. You can also try adding a new layer to your picture and draw on that.
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby enigma » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:23 am

Thanks Singi. :nod:
I can't believe I never thought of that. Derp. :P
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Whirlwind » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:58 pm

I have a silly question about animating with GIMP. =D

Q. What's the most efficient/effective way to make sure all your sprites are positioned exactly the same? Is there a setting that allows you only to see the outlines of all your layers?
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby E.D.Revolution » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:02 am

There is something called a "guide." To access this, use the move tool (hotkey "M"). Click and hold from the rulers. Then drag down to the desired position. When you copy-paste sprites and move them around, it should snap to the guides.
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Wolf Speaker » Sat May 05, 2012 3:39 am

Um... so how exactly do you make profile pics? I have to make custom sprites for my comp case.
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Zombie » Sat May 05, 2012 3:48 am

Wolf Speaker wrote:Um... so how exactly do you make profile pics? I have to make custom sprites for my comp case.


o_o...

Get a profile image of any character, cover the entire block with the same gray colour, and place your headshot of your sprite on it.
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Wolf Speaker » Sat May 05, 2012 3:50 am

All right, that's what I thought. I was just afraid there was some secretly more complicated matter to it.
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Shuìlián - Lv.9
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- Helping Hand
- Growl
- Tackle
- Tail Whip
- Sand-Attack
- Baby-Doll Eyes

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Mr. Darcy - Lv.8
Pick Up

- Odor Sleuth
- Tackle
- Growl
- Defense Curl
- Flail

Allistair - Lv.9
- Tackle
- Dragon Rage
- Focus Energy
- Bite
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Wolf Speaker » Mon May 21, 2012 12:46 am

How big are backgrounds supposed to be?
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Adaptability

- Helping Hand
- Growl
- Tackle
- Tail Whip
- Sand-Attack
- Baby-Doll Eyes

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Mr. Darcy - Lv.8
Pick Up

- Odor Sleuth
- Tackle
- Growl
- Defense Curl
- Flail

Allistair - Lv.9
- Tackle
- Dragon Rage
- Focus Energy
- Bite
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Lind » Mon May 21, 2012 1:12 am

Wolf Speaker wrote:How big are backgrounds supposed to be?

256 x 192.
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Wolf Speaker » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:14 pm

Umm... for blinking, is it just open, half-open, and closed that I need to make?
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Shuìlián - Lv.9
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- Helping Hand
- Growl
- Tackle
- Tail Whip
- Sand-Attack
- Baby-Doll Eyes

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Mr. Darcy - Lv.8
Pick Up

- Odor Sleuth
- Tackle
- Growl
- Defense Curl
- Flail

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- Tackle
- Dragon Rage
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Re: Art Questions and Answers: 

Postby Blackrune » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:07 am

Wolf Speaker wrote:Umm... for blinking, is it just open, half-open, and closed that I need to make?

Uh... yes? You only need 3 pictures if that's what you're asking.
Unless you want to make it look needlessly smooth, that is.
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