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DancinDrudge



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:54 am    Post subject: Re-sizing pictures Reply with quote

Hey All!

First post here and I am so excited I found this forum! I have a question regarding re-sizing. I have used bead art site as well as the other one (cant remember the name). They come out way too big!

How can i resize them on a smaller scale. I have paint, photoshop and flash.

I cant wait to get started making my own!

Also, I checked out the spriters resource site and would like to know how to cut one of the sprites out instead of the whole page.

Thank you all for you your assistance!

I eagerly await your responses.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To cut out sprites in photoshop I used the crop tool and then use image size to check to see how many pixel/beads it will take. As for resizing a sprite, you will have to rebuild the sprite.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can resize sprites without them degrading if you untick the "Resample image" in photoshop. If you are using GIMP, set resample to None. This way you end up with an upscaled or downscaled that should stay true to the previous version.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa whoa! Tell me more about this way to resize in photoshop. I could probably figure out what you mean if I felt like opening the program and toying with it for a little bit, but perhaps you could just instruct me as if I knew nothing about photoshop (which isn't far from the truth).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Kassidy is talking about resizing the image size instead of resizing the sprite itself. To make a sprite pixel wise smaller, you will need to change to the pixels all together.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I thought that was where the question lay. At some point I'll put together screens and such, then if that's any use, great, or if it's something else that is trying to be achieved, we can review. Smile

And now, to work.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the concept was questionable. Sad

I ask because I want to make the solid snake codec image from metal gear solid, but it's far too large.

Help? I resized the image in paint, but when I do 50/50 it gets too blurry to distinguish (I think anyway).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, this the one you mean?



Had a try at resizing and reducing the number of colours, but not easy to do with that image. Dunno if this is any use or not, but still, if so, great, if not, we'll have to see what else we can come up with.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad at all, sir. Thank you very very much.

How on earth (or wherever it is that your editing skills are from) did you do it?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a picture (not a great one) on Google, cropped it down to Snake only.
Then did a resize with no interlace to 50% to bring it down to 40x72 px.
Pull the white and black levels back by about 40 (I can't remember exactly on this step as I do it by eye really) so as to reduce number of colours and increase contrast (plus it brought the green more in line with a plausible hama/perler palette, though not completely).
Then posterise to 10 colours to further try and make beading feasible.

Without resizing first the results may be better when reducing the colours, though I hadn't tried that (should have, thinking about it) as size was one of the main concerns here.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay! Being in pharmacy school gives me minimal time to play with such things, but once I have a free minute I'm going to try that.

What a lovely addition to our forum you are. Very Happy

Thank you! Thank you! & Thank you again & again!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. Will try and add a few more hints and such as I go along. Learning a lot myself, but previous experience in other areas is sometimes adaptable. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I gave it a go and found everything except for how to resize the image. I could find anything that said deinterlace... I even looked it up in the help this, but that made it seem like it was for videos. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, *reads back on thread*, if it's MS Paint you're using, might not have quite the same options. 'Tis a tad limited in functionality. My personal recommendation: http://www.gimp.org (GNU Image Manipulation Program). Free, cross-platform, on-par (pretty much) with Adobe Photoshop, and easy to use.

I've thrown together some screencaps, just need to get them sorted and uploaded. Will hopefully be doing that tomorrow when I get a chance, tonights I need sleepies.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how someone else's thread totally turned into a "Help Kati's computer illiteracy" thread. My apologies.

I actually use Photoshop Elements 5.0 for most editing that's not ridiculously simple. I've come to know Paint's limits quite well. =P Mayhaps I'll look into this other program. Enjoy your sleepies!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are using GIMP, set resample to None. This way you end up with an upscaled or downscaled that should stay true to the previous version.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can resize sprites without them degrading if you untick the "Resample image" in photoshop. If you are using GIMP, set resample to None. This way you end up with an upscaled or downscaled that should stay true to the previous version.
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