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Postby DiM on Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:52 am

FirefoxRocks wrote:Yes, that would be extremely helpful if I knew how to get the selection to be selected after I release the mouse button.

I already tried using that, but it won't stay selected.


what do you mean it doesn't stay selected?

it's the "ellipse select tool"
so while you have the "ellipse select tool" on your mouse pointer.

hold Shift and then click the LMB somewhere on the canvas and drag it around to create a circle. then let go and the circle should stay selected.

other than this i don't know what to say.
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Postby UnderSeage on Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:19 am

Hi there guys! Im thinking of making a map very soon. It will be my first one. Does it have to be a country oriented map? My idea is a prison with cells and hallways and gas chambers etc. lol Is this a good idea or should I keep thinking? Let me know ;)
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Postby gimil on Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:44 am

UnderSeage wrote:Hi there guys! Im thinking of making a map very soon. It will be my first one. Does it have to be a country oriented map? My idea is a prison with cells and hallways and gas chambers etc. lol Is this a good idea or should I keep thinking? Let me know ;)


unfortunatly buddt there is already a prison map in production.

http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewto ... 14&start=0

but to answer your 1st question you can make a map themed on anything as long as the current XML can accomodate what your idea is.
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thanks

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sweet thanks[/quote]
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Postby Tisha on Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:19 pm

i get that the territory coordinates is a list of the X and Y coordinates (in pixels) where the armies should be printed on the small and large maps, but how do i find them with Photoshop? or is there something easier to use?
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Postby gimil on Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:27 pm

Tisha wrote:i get that the territory coordinates is a list of the X and Y coordinates (in pixels) where the armies should be printed on the small and large maps, but how do i find them with Photoshop? or is there something easier to use?


If your looking to the acctually coordinates, i dont have a clue where to find tem in photoshop, but in the map tools thread there is a downlaod that lets you generate teh codes by clicking on the screen.

http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1085
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Postby Gnome on Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:12 pm

Tutorial:
hey gnome, how do u get the pictures into the background anyways???

This tutorial is for Photoshop (I made it in Adobe photoshop cs2)

1) make a new layer (I made it 300x300 for the example)

2)choose a background colour...I took (0d1d4b)
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3) take a picture you want to add in the background (Im going for a boat in the see) Just put the picture on top of everything
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4)now go in the picture<adjust menu (I think it's called that way)
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5)this is what it should look like now
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6)now put the layer on 50%
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7)should look like this
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8)now take this tool (don't know name in English)
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9)take it on 87px or something that suites you and start to move it around...
this is my final result on it but it works on all kind of stuf...
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Postby Coleman on Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:25 pm

Thanks for that Gnome, I may need to do something like that for the Bracket Map I'm working on.
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Postby bryguy on Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:58 pm

oh your using photoshop, rats, im using inkscape >_<
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Postby Wisse on Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:57 am

gnome the "natte vinger" tool is called smudge tool in english
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Postby Gnome on Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:03 am

Wisse wrote:gnome the "natte vinger" tool is called smudge tool in english


thx :wink: I had no time to look it up...(to lazy :roll: )
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Postby bryguy on Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:21 am

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Postby bryguy on Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:56 pm

yea i most likely will have to switch to adobe, cause i upgraded my mac from panther to leopard, and in the upgrade i lost X11, which is needed for inkscape to work
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Inkscape how to save from *.svg to *.jpg

Postby lt_oddball on Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:27 am

I really having trouble with something that should be so simple.

After spent many hours on a map in inkscape that saves under *.svg, I want to save a copy in .jpg format for displaying purposes.

But the formats to save ("export") it under is everything except jpg or any other familiar reduced format.
The only thing I'd recognize is *.bitmap ..but doing that means the program freezes/crashes.

Opening the *.svg with Gimp makes the self fabricated patterns disappear, so that is no use either.

The only thing that works but with flaws is making a screenshot with SnagIt.
But it shouldn't be going like that.

So who can tell me more about Inkscape in this (websearches give me no answers). :(
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Re: Inkscape how to save from *.svg to *.jpg

Postby DiM on Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:32 am

lt_oddball wrote:I really having trouble with something that should be so simple.

After spent many hours on a map in inkscape that saves under *.svg, I want to save a copy in .jpg format for displaying purposes.

But the formats to save ("export") it under is everything except jpg or any other familiar reduced format.
The only thing I'd recognize is *.bitmap ..but doing that means the program freezes/crashes.

Opening the *.svg with Gimp makes the self fabricated patterns disappear, so that is no use either.

The only thing that works but with flaws is making a screenshot with SnagIt.
But it shouldn't be going like that.

So who can tell me more about Inkscape in this (websearches give me no answers). :(



i used inkscape a long long time a go and from what i remember it can save png. so do that save as png instead of jpg.
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Postby MasterKujacnbsh on Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:47 pm

WidowMakers wrote:Here is a PSD file that shows one way to make mountains. It is basically a layered approach. Each layer is made by applying and layering small amounts of color to a layer (pick a textured brush with 25%-40% opacity and flow) then the layer has a bevel and texture applied to it via Blending options.

You can open the PSD file and turn off the layer styles. That will show you what each layer looks like and how to better make the mountains.

Have fun

http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/15/ ... ntains.psd
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I wanted to see what this was, but I cant see this because i dont have photoshop. Could you post the layers on the thread, or are there too many? If you cant, then w/e. Ill just drop it.
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Map Uploading

Postby babinecz on Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:09 pm

how do i load a GIMP file map i just made onto a new thread?
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Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:36 pm

I just downoaded this "Picasa" program, and it's WORTHLESS!!! I can't figure out how to do anything, but select a picture. how do I get to a working page were I can edit my pic?

Edit: Forget Picasa, I'm going to try Inkscape
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Re: Map Uploading

Postby Herakilla on Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:44 pm

babinecz wrote:how do i load a GIMP file map i just made onto a new thread?


first you have to upload it to a site like photobucket

then right click it (ctrl or apple click for macs?) and click on copy image's url

then use

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[img](insert the url here)[/img]


and voila!

just make sure it doesnt end with .htm or .html as those arent images....
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Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:19 pm

how do you paste into Inkscape?
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Postby Bad Speler on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:29 pm

Mr_Adams wrote:how do you paste into Inkscape?

If you're talking about pasting something in from outside the documet, you must first save it as an image file (png, bmp, jpg, etc.) then import it into inkscape (Ctrl + I). IF you're talking about pasting something copied inside inkscape, it's the standard Ctrl + V.
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Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:46 pm

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Mr_Adams wrote:how do you paste into Inkscape?

If you're talking about pasting something in from outside the documet, you must first save it as an image file (png, bmp, jpg, etc.) then import it into inkscape (Ctrl + I). IF you're talking about pasting something copied inside inkscape, it's the standard Ctrl + V.


Thank you sir. Oh, and your name reminds me of a T-shirt I saw once. It said "Bad spellers of the world UNTIE!!!"

Ok, next question. Is there a filler tool on this program? Something like MSpaint's "paint can" tool
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Postby Mr_Adams on Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:02 pm

Also, can make an old picture a new layer? Like loading a picture, and putting it in as an individual layer.

And is there a texturing tool? something to make a speckled that area to look like sand?
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Postby Mr_Adams on Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:00 pm

I still can't find a filler tool, and the customer support was no help at all.
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Postby Mr_Adams on Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:12 am

Is there a way to crop out an unwanted background and trasfer only the wanted area to another layer/ file/ program in paint/ Inkscape/ Image forge.
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