First and foremost; I do not think of myself as an avatarist by any means. I dabble with the art, but that's about it. In doing so, I've come to a point where I want to pull my hair out from the lack of knowledge I have in designing.
Lebowski, from The Big Lenowski
Genther, from Underdark Uprising.
The problems I'm having are all pertaining to the 'boxey' look they still have.
Hints, tips, or suggestions?
I see a few minor things (eyes too big, hand positions, etc) that I dislike, but those I can correct. It, again, is the general pixelated feel I want to steer away from.
Process I use:
- draw image in Inkscape. (I've tried to d/l Sodipodi, but I keep getting an error when trying to open it. Something about a zlib-1.dll missing, but when I check the files, the .dll is there,)
- export as bitmap
- open in Gimp
- fill in the backgrounds with white
- highlight unwnted background, then ctrl+k to delete
- save as .gif
I'll have to give it a shot when I get back home (at work with no saved files..program...etc.). I think I understand what was trying to be told, but I'll have to goof around and see what comes out.
The latter - There in the tuorial, is abit stating that IF you already have GIMP, you can skip that step. I'm guessing I'll have to D/L the files to get the program to run correctly, huh....crap. i don't have alot of room lef ton the old PC, but I'll give it a shot.
Thanks for the help! I'll see what kind of trouble I cn get myself into and post up here later in the evening.
on the magic wand tool, there is a slider bar labeled tolerance IIRC. The higher the number, the greater the deviation from the coloration of the clicked location selected by the wand. I'll post a picture when I get home if you're still unsure as to what I'm discussing
The bottom left button on GIMP willl let you put a white layer into the pic. It will most likely come up on top. You will have to drag the pic up to top so it shows. Then do the wand. Sounds like you are just filling in around the image with white then deleting it with the wand. If you dont get a checkerboard around the pic you probably haven't done the steps correctly. Hope this helps.
Omen had it right. I've been highlight, with the wand, the area that I want to color white. coloring...etc. All leading to the wrong outcome.
Sliderbar - no clue...sorry. I know this must be a pain. *:-[ I've tried to right-click, let the arrow rest on the wand, the only thing that brings up a new window is double clicking. Another window appears titled: Fuzzy Select. Current settings: mode: Add to the current selection Anitialiasing - checked Select Transparent - checked select merged - checked Threshold set to : 15
Omen - The bottom left button is the Draw in Ink button. Unless I'm retarded and you're saying the squares w/ black and white (I think these are background and foreground colors, but I really don't know what I'm talking about, so...)
Thanks alot guys! I don't have words that can really translate the appreciation in your patience. *;D
EDIT: On a brighter note, I figured out how to get SodiPodi to open!! ;D