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PrincessJ
08-02-2008, 05:26 PM
Nooby question:

All I've got is paint, so before I go out and buy Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, or what have you, I'd like to just ask: what do y'all use for your custom head mods?

Thanks in advance. :angel:

Canderis
08-02-2008, 05:40 PM
gimp its free you can download it.

TriggerGod
08-02-2008, 05:44 PM
basically any tool that you can cut a picture of a person out of. GIMP and PhotoShop are some examples. Not sure on Paint.

ChAiNz.2da
08-02-2008, 06:05 PM
Definitely GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) or Paint.NET (http://www.getpaint.net/) if you're looking for the right price (FREE) :D

Canderis
08-02-2008, 06:10 PM
i had photoshop and i think gimp is better.

ChAiNz.2da
08-02-2008, 06:50 PM
i had photoshop and i think gimp is better.

To each their own :)

However, let's please not turn this into a this-is-better-than-that thread. Let PrincessJ decide what's better for her purposes. ;)

Providing as many choices as possible would help out much better.

TriggerGod
08-02-2008, 07:22 PM
There are several free photoshop programs, such as Photoshop Elements (the most basic, but has the same tools and feel) and Photoshop 7.0, which is just a smaller version then the CS# Photoshops.
Using Elements is an easy way to do it, using the lasso (probably magnetic lasso) and drag around outline of character, drag it (with move tool) to the 128x128 (pixels) and then resize to the good size, and then the background.

Marius Fett
08-02-2008, 07:41 PM
I'll try and put it more simply.

If graphics is something you're interested in, and you're willing to invest a bit of cash, Photoshop is the way to go.

You don't need to get a brand spanking new copy of CS3 Extended from Adobe, you can get a fairly new version from eBay for a pretty decent price.

If you don't want to spend money, good free options are the GIMP, or as has been said, Paint.NET.

GIMP is an excellent free option, though i've never tried Paint.NET.

I'm lucky enough to have Photoshop, but if you can't get that, GIMP is highly recommended.

PrincessJ
08-05-2008, 03:09 PM
Thanks to everybody for the help! :hattip:

Inyri
08-05-2008, 03:17 PM
There are several free photoshop programs, such as Photoshop ElementsPhotoshop Elements is not free, it's a stripped down version of Photoshop designed for folks who aren't professional graphics artists. Photoshop elements costs about $100. (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/)

jonathan7
08-05-2008, 03:46 PM
graphics program for making Custom portraits
Nooby question:

All I've got is paint, so before I go out and buy Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, or what have you, I'd like to just ask: what do y'all use for your custom head mods?

If your looking for something Free, and of decent quality GIMP will do you fine :) Chainz has already provided a link - but in case you missed it http://www.gimp.org/ If this is only for modding I would recommend just using a free thing such as GIMP no sense spending that much money on a hobby. Hope that helps, and welcome to the forums :wavey:

i had photoshop and i think gimp is better.

:rofl:

I think that is possibly the funniest thing I have ever heard.

You don't need to get a brand spanking new copy of CS3 Extended from Adobe, you can get a fairly new version from eBay for a pretty decent price.

Speaking as someone with CS3 Extended, I have to thoroughly recommend its awesomeness. It is very pricey though; unless you have friends in the right places like my dad ;)

Photoshop Elements is not free, it's a stripped down version of Photoshop designed for folks who aren't professional graphics artists. Photoshop elements costs about $100.

Personally I would strongly recommend against Elements myself, if you can get your hands on Photoshop CS2 - I would suggest that.

My 2 cents.

Inyri
08-05-2008, 03:47 PM
Elements isn't bad, but if for instance it comes pre-installed on your computer (as it did on one of mine) it's a decent alternative. However unless they've changed something, GIMP actually has more features so I'd go with GIMP over Elements.

ChAiNz.2da
08-05-2008, 03:49 PM
Elements isn't bad, but if for instance it comes pre-installed on your computer (as it did on one of mine) it's a decent alternative. However unless they've changed something, GIMP actually has more features so I'd go with GIMP over Elements.

Yep.. and more tutorials available for GIMP web-wide. Probably one of the best alternatives for the Free proggiez. :)

jonathan7
08-05-2008, 03:54 PM
Elements isn't bad, but if for instance it comes pre-installed on your computer (as it did on one of mine) it's a decent alternative. However unless they've changed something, GIMP actually has more features so I'd go with GIMP over Elements.

If its free fair enough - I wouldn't pay for Elements myself - I have this policy of not buying anything which is a 'basic version' - I think I may also be biased against Elements after the trauma of trying to teach my Gran how to use it :dozey:

TheExile
08-06-2008, 09:20 AM
Hm... Tbh I use 2 programs: GIMP and Macromedia Flash.
Flash is very good for addind details that you can't with GIMP. With Flash you can also do animations and 2D games.
Actually, I was a Flash animator 'till 2 years ago- it started to bore me greatly!

Marius Fett
08-06-2008, 10:33 AM
Speaking as someone with CS3 Extended, I have to thoroughly recommend its awesomeness. It is very pricey though; unless you have friends in the right places like my dad

Also speaking as someone with CS3 Extended, I would have to agree. ;)

Giant Graffiti
08-06-2008, 03:02 PM
I prefer Photoshop, but I think portraits can't look really good unless the image is pre-rendered. (http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn97/Personman_photos/po_nikto.png) (Yes, I know that doesn't look great, but it's for my personal use and isn't finished yet)

EnderWiggin
08-06-2008, 11:08 PM
Also speaking as someone with CS3 Extended, I would have to agree. ;)

:nod:

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