"Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

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Re: "Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

Postby stroggkiller » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:31 pm

Can you make the tutorial in gimp?
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Re: "Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

Postby Galaxy_Stranger » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:36 pm

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Re: "Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

Postby EddieMann » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:10 pm

Kotometal0041 wrote:Hello everyone, this is a basic tutorial for adding a good camouflage to your characters. It can be any image, but I will use camouflage because I have seen many sprites trying to recreate a soldier with a very poor camo or just with an military-ish shade of green or ocher.

This technique did before changing uniforms in Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (the principle is the same) and now put it into practice in pinochestein GL with the black beret and the MP.
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I will show this tutorial with Photoshop (what I have in Spanish but can be guided by the position of the options), but if you use Gimp should also work.

Well, let's start.

1- Looking for resources.

For this tutorial I'll see a sprite of Doomguy (you can choose any sprite).

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2- Separating colors.

For this technique, you must copy the sprite layer or sheet that will be used.

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and repaint every part of one color in this way (only green suit and boots will be repainted here).

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3- "Whitening" the area.

Now select the green area with the magic wand, go to the original layer and proceed to press Ctrl + U (Hue/saturation).

Mark Colorize and reduce the saturation to 0.

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But we are not yet ready. Now we must select "Image->Settings->Brightness/contrast" option.
Is required to extend the brightness (100 in this case).

The contrast can also be adjusted to taste, but for this exercise we will leave it to 0.

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4- Adding camouflage.

We can look for any image that has a camouflage texture (I chose this). When we have the image, we have 2 options

-Save The image in our PC.
-Copy The image from the browser.

This time we will do the second.

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(Example made in a 1024x768 workspace)

Oops, it's too big for our sprite, so I proceed to select and transform the image (Ctrl + T).

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Select the chain for an optimum adjustment, so the image is reduced uniformly. and set the interpolation in "Nearest Neighbor" to that note is a sprite or otherwise be blurred. Reduce its size to achieve the desired result.

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5- Camouflaging our hero.

Now select the area opposite the green area, select the camouflage layer and delete whatever is left.

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We position our camouflage behind the Doomguy, select the Doomguy layer and seek a suitable and user choice blend mode (Overlay in this example).

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6- Final Result.

When they select our blend mode, combine layers and have our result in sight.

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We can experiment with any texture and blend mode and have good, fast and effective results every time. Pick your flavor.

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(From left to right: Desert camo, Snow camo, Hexa camo, Black digital camo, Blue urban camo, Orange urban camo)

I hope you have served this tutorial, any question let me know here.


I tried this with GIMP 2.8, it said it only works with RGB colours or some shit.
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Re: "Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

Postby Devianteist » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:49 pm

Doing this with GIMP requires some different steps to be taken. It's been quite a while since I made the Shyguy I posted around the time this cropped up, but I distinctly remember having to deviate from the instructions given by the tutorial at some point.

Sorry I cannot help you further, Eddieman.
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Re: "Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

Postby Galaxy_Stranger » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:02 am

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Re: "Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

Postby Galaxy_Stranger » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:21 pm

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Re: "Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

Postby EddieMann » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:15 pm

Devianteist wrote:Doing this with GIMP requires some different steps to be taken. It's been quite a while since I made the Shyguy I posted around the time this cropped up, but I distinctly remember having to deviate from the instructions given by the tutorial at some point.

Sorry I cannot help you further, Eddieman.


I wonder if this tutorial works in Krita...
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Re: "Camouflaging" your character (SPRITING TUTORIAL)

Postby Koto » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:38 am

EddieMann wrote:
Devianteist wrote:Doing this with GIMP requires some different steps to be taken. It's been quite a while since I made the Shyguy I posted around the time this cropped up, but I distinctly remember having to deviate from the instructions given by the tutorial at some point.

Sorry I cannot help you further, Eddieman.


I wonder if this tutorial works in Krita...


It should work in any layer-based software where you can do the steps seen in this thread.
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