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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby WidowMakers on Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:43 pm

Regardless of which size I make, I use 22 px circles.
Then when I resize the map (larger or smaller), I take the circle layers from the original file and put them into the new file.
I then reposition them to fit.

22 pxl for both large and small.

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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby e_i_pi on Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:08 am

I'm surprised no-ones upped this yet...

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...and the Photoshop file, for easy copy pasting...

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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby MrBenn on Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:17 am

There is an assortment of army numbers available in the mapmaking tools :arrow: Look at mibi's Army Number PNG image
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby jyor0385 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:14 pm

I have a question that I don't think was answered earlier in this thread. Are the x and y cords for the XML document for the top-left, bottom-left, top-right, bottom-right, or center-center (or some other reference) point of the numbers?
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Postby luxCRUSADER on Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:27 pm

RjBeals wrote:To elaborate on WidowMakers excellent thread,
I'll post a simple Photoshop tutorial on how to make an army circle.


While in Photoshop, click and hold on the selection tool and it will expand to show other shapes. Select the Circle shape.

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Then choose a fixed size of 22 x 22 pixels.
(See top of thread for other options & details on this)

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Then create a new layer for your circles. Or you can create 1 layer per circle and keep them within a folder. Up to you. While on that layer, click & fill your circle with solid white.

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Then adjust the blending options or Opacity on the layer (or folder) until you are satisfied. I also used the blending options to add a 1px outer stroke around each circle.

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Good Luck!


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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby theBastard on Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:40 pm

I have not Photoshop, is here anywhere tutorial how do Army Circles in Corel Paint Shop Pro?
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:48 pm

theBastard wrote:I have not Photoshop, is here anywhere tutorial how do Army Circles in Corel Paint Shop Pro?
thanks.


No there isn't.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby captainwalrus on Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:09 pm

Is there any reason why army circles need to be "perfect"? I just sort of find a good sized circle brush and turn the opacity down, then I just click behind all the army numbers.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby captainwalrus on Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:10 pm

And woah, I wish I had seen this earlier. I wasted so much time a while back trying to make the army numbers, but it would have taken 2 seconds if I had seen what e_i_pi posted.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby theBastard on Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:47 pm

what about others programs as Photoshop? Corel or GIMP, is here anybody who use it and can write tutorial for Army Circles?
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:31 pm

There are some GIMP tutorials I think, search the forum.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby chipv on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:20 pm

Might there be some mileage in adding army circles to the XML Wizard?

I can just use an appropriate cursor, you click and drop the circles on the image, take a screenshot and crop.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:32 pm

chipv wrote:Might there be some mileage in adding army circles to the XML Wizard?

I can just use an appropriate cursor, you click and drop the circles on the image, take a screenshot and crop.


Eh... I don't think the feature would be very useful. For one, the XML wizard doesn't handle layered image formats. I suppose it could be used after all the other graphics are done and they just get pasted over the image. But then they couldn't be edited afterwards. And it's easy enough to make the circles in the graphics software, so I would say think of something more useful... (Like my idea of incorporating a bonus value calculator in the software!)
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby chipv on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:50 pm

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chipv wrote:Might there be some mileage in adding army circles to the XML Wizard?

I can just use an appropriate cursor, you click and drop the circles on the image, take a screenshot and crop.


Eh... I don't think the feature would be very useful. For one, the XML wizard doesn't handle layered image formats. I suppose it could be used after all the other graphics are done and they just get pasted over the image. But then they couldn't be edited afterwards. And it's easy enough to make the circles in the graphics software, so I would say think of something more useful... (Like my idea of incorporating a bonus value calculator in the software!)


Ahem, I see, ok, thanks for setting me straight.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:57 pm

No problem... that's just my opinion though, I suppose there could be people who would use the feature, mapmakers have different ways of doing things... but I personally wouldn't find it very useful.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby MrBenn on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:47 am

I'm also not too sure how useful an army circle feature would be, although my reasoning is slightly different - there is so much variation of army circles (shape, size, colour, opacity, to name a few variables) that having a single type would be likely to restrict creativity; in addition to the fact that I see this tool most useful once the map images are fully completed in any case ;-)

It's a good suggestion, but one that would likely not be used very much!
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small Map

Postby natty dread on Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:55 am

One way to make it an useful feature would be this:

The feature wouldn't add circles on the map, but instead it would produce a png file with transparent background, which would have 22px army circles in the correct positions. Then this png file could be easily imported in the layered map image file, and the circles could be replaced with different type circles if the mapmaker so wishes.
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Re: How to make proper Army Circles for both Large and Small

Postby kerwin on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:59 am

cleared, it's a awesome thread, thx!
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