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Suchan271
03-21-2004, 03:09 PM
Here's an intro on basic texture preparation that covers histogram stretch and sharpening.

It's based on standard procedures that we use at work and geared a little more for the KOTOR users.

Good info for all, hope it helps some people out.

:)

Photoshop Tutorial #1 (http://www3.sympatico.ca/c.suchan/Downloads/Texture_Preparation_with_Photoshop.rar)

Suchan271
03-21-2004, 04:18 PM
Hi.

Just a quick question.

These tutorials will take a bit of time to produce once I start getting into the more advanced stuff, so I was wondering if it's even worthwhile.

Will anyone get use out of these PS tutorials?

Noctambulist
03-21-2004, 04:32 PM
The link didn't work for me, and I do have Acrobat.

I'm sure it would be useful information, but don't do anything you don't want to do or don't feel like doing. We all do this stuff for fun, if it feels like work to you and not fun, then it's probably not worth it. Those are wise words a MMORPG friend of mine once told me, and words to game by :)

tk102
03-21-2004, 04:33 PM
Suchan271 --
I *just* got a copy of Photoshop myself, and although I wasn't planning on using it for KOTOR purposes, I found your first tutorial very helpful.

Photoshop is a sophisticated and powerful editing tool. I've only worked with PaintShop Pro and I was a little overwhelmed by all the options in Photoshop.

In short, your expertise in this area will likely help many people both now and in the future (seeing how KOTOR2 isn't too far off). I hope that you'll be able to continue to contribute tutorials as your time allows. I know that I'll read everyone of them. :)

Suchan271
03-21-2004, 04:51 PM
Oh, I don't mind making these at all.

It helps the community and has the bonus of keeping all these processes fresh in my mind.

I've RAR'ed the pdfs so they shouldn't pose a problem now.

If people find them useful, I'll continue.

bishmaster
03-21-2004, 09:16 PM
very good tutorial

unfortunetly for me i already new that:cool:


but anyway

tutorails are good i wish i could write them

keep up the good work!

Suchan271
03-21-2004, 09:24 PM
Thanks.

I'll probably be posting one a weekend.

I figured that it would be prudent to start with something easy and then advance into alpha channels, masking and probably color manipulation.

vustare
03-21-2004, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by Suchan271
These tutorials will take a bit of time to produce once I start getting into the more advanced stuff, so I was wondering if it's even worthwhile.

Will anyone get use out of these PS tutorials?

Thanks Suchan271. I'm quite new to Photoshop eventhough I've had one version or another installed on my hard drive for a few years. I'm always learning. I say keep'em coming.

JedI_XtRmIsT
03-21-2004, 10:33 PM
i am useing PS and am trying to retexture a mask too look like revan's mask and i save the file and it saves as a .psd file how do i change it 2 a tga file?

Suchan271
03-21-2004, 10:49 PM
PSD is the native format for photoshop.

There are a few ways around it, for us the best is "save a copy".

JedI_XtRmIsT
03-22-2004, 01:07 AM
thanx that was all i needed to do i'm such an idiot sometimes i didnt try that.

btw would u be willing to do a retexture of the mandalrian assault armor in a purple camo? or could u tell me the texture name so i can do my own little recoloring of it. thanx again

theBlind
03-22-2004, 06:38 AM
One word: Wow.

Well, i got my own little texture project going on, but since Iīm still new to this and donīt know nothing of the tricks, I was interested in your tuturial.

To say it frankly: 2mins of reading and 30 seconds of applicating the histogram functions did the texture about as much good as the 8 hours of work before had...

Why doesnīt anyone tell you that thereīs such nice tools out there? Thanks and Iīll definatly look for the next installment.

-theBlind

Suchan271
03-22-2004, 08:06 PM
wicked!

Thanks guys, I'm really glad you're getting something out of these tutorials!

JedI_XtRmIsT - I can do both, the file is "N_Mandalorian01.tga" for the blue assault armour.

I did a quick Assault armour up in Urban Heavy which looks pretty good so I could fire up one in a purple variant no prob if you like.

Urban Assault (http://www3.sympatico.ca/c.suchan/Pics/urban_assault1.jpg)

JedI_XtRmIsT
03-22-2004, 08:32 PM
dude that is sweet!!

yea i'd like to have a purple camo retexture of it and thanx for telling me the file name but i found it last nite when i went searching throught the texture packs to see what was there

Suchan271
03-22-2004, 10:12 PM
bear in mind these are only retextures.

The actual armour mod pack that I'm releasing will be out later this week.

Suchan271
03-25-2004, 11:21 PM
Photoshop Tutorial #2 - Texture Extraction

Posted online at my site. I'm sure that you'll enjoy it.

Let me know if you find it useful.

Thanks

Goran
03-26-2004, 01:32 AM
Hey suchan, is your real first name Josh?
You look exactly like my ex-room mate that I lost contact with.

If so My first Name is Dennis.

also If so My email is creed20@cox.net

tk102
03-26-2004, 02:56 AM
Suchan,
Could you provide a link or at least update your profile with webpage entry so that little www button shows up below each of your posts?

Suchan271
03-26-2004, 10:22 AM
That's a big negative, my name's Collin.

:)

The link is suchan271 (www3.sympatico.ca/c.suchan)

tk102
03-26-2004, 08:00 PM
Tutorial #2 -- Good job Col.. er, Suchan! Easy to follow.

tmdaap
03-26-2004, 09:36 PM
Very good tutorials Mr. Suchan, Bud up!:D

Suchan271
03-26-2004, 10:07 PM
That wouldn't be a C6 there, would it?

Mounted on a TUA turret???

:)

Goran
03-27-2004, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by Suchan271
That's a big negative, my name's Collin.

:)

The link is suchan271 (www3.sympatico.ca/c.suchan)

I guess everyone has a twin.

He's in the military too.

Just thought I'd ask, it's almost uncanny lol.

ok then

Suchan271
03-27-2004, 01:52 PM
That is weird.

I was posted with 1RCR in Petawawa before being posted to Ottawa just under 3 years ago.

There are only two other Suchans in the canadian military that I am aware of.

One being a female officer and the other posted with the RCD's in Petawawa. As far as I know he's still there.

I'll check the phone list for you monday.

Goran
03-29-2004, 04:59 AM
Originally posted by Suchan271
That is weird.

I was posted with 1RCR in Petawawa before being posted to Ottawa just under 3 years ago.

There are only two other Suchans in the canadian military that I am aware of.

One being a female officer and the other posted with the RCD's in Petawawa. As far as I know he's still there.

I'll check the phone list for you monday.

OOps he's in the US. Army. sorry for the confusion.
The last I had heard he was in germany lol.

Just idle curiosity

uru
04-08-2004, 06:56 PM
hmm I would very much like to take a gander at this, however the linked *.rar file is not found, does anyone have it on hand they can post for a d/l? or email me it at durion@voc-clan.com

Thanks. ;)

Poggle
04-08-2004, 07:03 PM
Unfortunately suchans site has been down lately cos there are some very good reskins including a calo nord reskin (which lets be honest was probably the most needed of all)