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Emperor Devon
08-23-2005, 01:57 AM
What version of photoshop do you have to get to make reskins? None of the tutorials say which version, and I don't want to waste money on the wrong one. Thanks for any advice.

I also have one other question. Is it possible to get placeables to spawn in areas with no dialogue? (The Trayus proving grounds.)

TheOssusKeeper
08-23-2005, 02:57 AM
whichever one fits your budget... :D

Edit: {snip} We don't wanna know this.


- D333


hey this ain't cool, i only meant that i got it as a gift for my Birthday, i wasn't implying that i hijacked from somewhere... :( *goes to corner and sulks for a couple minutes*

JediKnight707
08-23-2005, 03:23 AM
Wow photoshop is a little expensive i personally wouldnt get any of them

Emperor Devon
08-23-2005, 03:45 AM
So, any version of photoshop will allow you to do reskins?

@Jedi_Knight_707 , you can't do reskins without photoshop.

TheOssusKeeper
08-23-2005, 03:52 AM
So, any version of photoshop will allow you to do reskins?

@Jedi_Knight_707 , you can't do reskins without photoshop.


yup, any version... :D

and nope photoshop isn't the only photo editing progy that you can use... I also use Paint Shop Pro 9... basically any photo editing progy that can read and save the .tga file format in a 24 (32) bit mode can be used...

Jeff
08-23-2005, 10:37 AM
I use Photoshop CS2, quite expensive, but well worth it IMO.

Darth333
08-23-2005, 10:47 AM
I also have one other question. Is it possible to get placeables to spawn in areas with no dialogue? (The Trayus proving grounds.)

Just check the section "How to spawn a container when I enter an area" in my post here:
http://www.lucasforums.com/showpost.php?p=1825192&postcount=3

You can attach your scripts where you want: doors, OnEnter event, triggers, etc... not only dialogues ;)

Emperor Devon
08-23-2005, 01:49 PM
Thanks for the help, everyone. :D

Icedrake
08-23-2005, 02:46 PM
So, any version of photoshop will allow you to do reskins?

@Jedi_Knight_707 , you can't do reskins without photoshop.


You could also use the Gimp.
http://www.gimp.org
It supports alpha channels and 32bit tga files as well I believe.

Det. Bart Lasiter
08-25-2005, 11:46 PM
Does anybody know if Paint .NET supports targa images? If so, you may wish to try that, from screenshots it looks more 'user-friendly', since it's meant to replace MS Paint.

Hoad
08-26-2005, 07:08 AM
I use Photoshop CS2, quite expensive, but well worth it IMO.
Agreed, it's expensive, but definately worth it. If you're looking for good quality at a pretty good price, get Photoshop CS, but if you're looking for extra features, get CS2

TheOssusKeeper
08-26-2005, 07:11 AM
Does anybody know if Paint .NET supports targa images? If so, you may wish to try that, from screenshots it looks more 'user-friendly', since it's meant to replace MS Paint.

never heard of it... sorry...

ChAiNz.2da
08-26-2005, 07:41 AM
never heard of it... sorry...
http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/index.htm

pretty decent program, and the price is right (free) ;)

Does anybody know if Paint .NET supports targa images? If so, you may wish to try that, from screenshots it looks more 'user-friendly', since it's meant to replace MS Paint.

EDIT: .tga support will not be available until v2.2... they are currently on v2.1b but it is in the release lineup to be supported :)

TheOssusKeeper
08-26-2005, 07:56 AM
http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/index.htm

pretty decent program, and the price is right (free) ;)

i bookmarked it for future reference, i kinda' want to wait till the 2.2 ver. comes out...

General Kenobi
08-26-2005, 08:24 PM
I'd highly recommend getting Photoshop especially if you are going to even attempt to use it for other things.

The others are alright if you have no access to anything else but anyone who really wants results utilizes Pshop ;

All of the versions will get you the results you want. I'd recommend at least version 6 and up as those version are ones where "auto effects" and such start coming into play. This comes in very helpful when using the program as a novice. Many "kewl" effects may be obtained by using them.

Now a word of warning Photoshop is NOT user friendly from my point of view. I utilize the program EXTENSIVELY and still I learn new things almost daily. I've yet to meet one individual that is a true master of that program. BUT if you want your mods, pictures and other things to look professional there is no choice other than your version you pick.

Paint Shop Pro, Gimp and all that other good jazz is alright if you have access to nothing else. There is a reason Photoshop has been an industry standard for years and years though ;)

Hope that helps you out a bit

:ben:
General Kenobi

TheOssusKeeper
08-30-2005, 05:11 AM
I use Photoshop CS2, quite expensive, but well worth it IMO.

I use Photoshop CS2 as well, it's awesome, but I use Paint Shop Pro 9 equally as much if not a little more...
there are features in CS2 that I haven't fully learned yet, but in PSP9, I pretty much know all the in's and out's... I've been using PSP for several years now and have only started using Photoshop CS2 a few months ago...

SITHSLAYER133
08-30-2005, 05:28 AM
u guys paid for paint shop ?

ChAiNz.2da
08-30-2005, 05:44 AM
u guys paid for paint shop ?
The answer better be "yes" if it wants to remain 'public' ;) hehehe...

However, SITHSLAYER133.. alot of the higher end photo-editing programs out there have 30 day trial editions to let you experiment with it to see if it's to your liking and willing to shell out the cash... :)

TheOssusKeeper
08-30-2005, 05:55 AM
u guys paid for paint shop ?


Yes, you didn't?!?
I didn't pay for Photoshop CS2, I got it for my BD a few months ago... but i use both on a regular basis...

SITHSLAYER133
08-30-2005, 06:42 AM
i got it for free with my comp i thought it was standed these days

CarnageIKU
08-31-2005, 02:33 PM
it comes with some dell computers, if id have known it could compete with photoshop i wouldnt have scrapped it when i first got my laptop though. either way i have an old photoshop 6.0 that i use now, its just a matter of figuring out all the buttons

Det. Bart Lasiter
08-31-2005, 02:42 PM
Some OEM's even include Photoshop, but it's a rare, especially since Adobe charges almost the same amount for OEM and retail versions.

The Source
08-31-2005, 02:44 PM
What version of photoshop do you have to get to make reskins? None of the tutorials say which version, and I don't want to waste money on the wrong one. Thanks for any advice.

I also have one other question. Is it possible to get placeables to spawn in areas with no dialogue? (The Trayus proving grounds.)

Ah my last post and how ironic...

Oky, if you plan on using Photoshop soley for modding, I would not advice you to purchase the program. Since I am in the field of graphic design, I need to purchase Photoshop and the Creative Suite for buisness. Photoshop runs from $200/$300 stand alone, and $1,000/$2,000 as a bundle. If you can some how obtain Photoshop from a friend, then it would be a cool tool to utilize in modding.

Now, what version? Any version from Photoshop 5.5 and forward. If you obtain anything earlier to Photoshop 5.5, you will not have the necessary tools for modding. Early versions did not come with extensive tools for UVs, masking, and other essentials. At the moment, I am using Photoshop CS. C.S. (Creative Suite) is version 8.0/9.0.

Well, it has been fun... Good luck man!

LSaberDuelist
08-31-2005, 05:28 PM
I bought Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for 34 EURO on ebay, don't know exactely how much this is in $ atm, but I think that is quite well, it is a full license for both private and business, as a student you can buy 3d max 7 for 250 euro.

masterchief2491
08-31-2005, 10:54 PM
i dont actually use photoshop... ive used trials and stuff and it really doesnt seem that useful to me unless u really wana tap into its powers... plus im only in highschool and i can use the computers there that have it and just send it to my house via email...lol

if you're just looking to view and do really simple changes to tgas then you could get irfan view which is free but if your doing skins then you really should get a free program thats a medium power because most of the time u never even use all the tools in photoshop... at least not with the newer versions like cs2
but if you want to get photoshop get an older version like 7 that is still fairly powerful but not to expensive... since u dont actually make money of mods its never going to be "worth" the money for the newest versions

sorry about that i didnt even know it was piracy

ChAiNz.2da
09-01-2005, 06:52 AM
i bookmarked it for future reference, i kinda' want to wait till the 2.2 ver. comes out...
FYI, v2.2 Alpha1 is released with .tga support :D

http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/index.htm

I'm a Photoshop loyalist, and don't really need this program, but it might be worth checking out (afterall, it is free.. hehehe)...

I may just have to download it, if only to see what's in store :)

TheOssusKeeper
09-01-2005, 07:50 AM
FYI, v2.2 Alpha1 is released with .tga support :D

http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/index.htm

I'm a Photoshop loyalist, and don't really need this program, but it might be worth checking out (afterall, it is free.. hehehe)...

I may just have to download it, if only to see what's in store :)

hey thanks Chainz...
I use Photoshop and PSP 9 on a regular basis, but i am always interested in checking out and testing new photo editing software...

oldflash
09-03-2005, 06:55 AM
hey thanks Chainz...
I use Photoshop and PSP 9 on a regular basis, but i am always interested in checking out and testing new photo editing software...

what do you think about Ulead PhotoImpact?