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how to: custom textures (photoshop + eepanels/kgpanels)

Postby Lave » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:27 am

THE BASICS
    » photoshop (creating a .tga file with an alpha map)
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    » kgpanels - embedding into wow (there is no update for eepanels since 08, i guess its dead)
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ADVANCED
» using devtools (required for most of the following)
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    » anchor ("how to stick my textures to elements of my UI")
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    » strata (want to create a background? overlay something? this is what youre looking for)
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    » complex alphamaps
(TBD)
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Postby Lave » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:28 am

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Postby _Chloe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:15 pm

Stickied!
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Postby Uphir » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:04 pm

Off topic - I love your sig and avatar Lave. So sexy!


edit: Ok, so I read the post, and thanks. I might try this later tonight. Good stuff.
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Postby Cruelaid » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:08 pm

I didn't know photoshop could save the required images :shock: I've been wanting to make an image for paladins similar to http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addo ... monic.aspx

It'l take some time an work, but I hope to do it
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Postby Doktah » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:25 pm

awesome post, thanks
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Postby Morpheren » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:37 am

I had issues with kg. I know you have to load a profile before you can do anything, but even after creating one (and activating it and reloading ui/relogging) it still wouldn't let me create panels. They stayed blanked out as if I had no profile loaded (and yes it even said my profile was active in the config....) any ideas?
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Postby Lave » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:41 am

did you create a layout before?
check under general options -> "active layout: xxx"
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Postby Morpheren » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:15 pm

Lave wrote:did you create a layout before?
check under general options -> "active layout: xxx"


Yeah. I made the layout my toons name. Koriel.
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Postby Lave » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:58 am

Morpheren wrote:
Lave wrote:did you create a layout before?
check under general options -> "active layout: xxx"


Yeah. I made the layout my toons name. Koriel.


maybe its your .tga files. try to include http://www.speedshare.org/download.php?id=C973160B3 for a test
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Postby Morpheren » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:17 pm

excuse my nubness, l2RTFM.
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Re: how to: custom textures (photoshop + eepanels/kgpanels)

Postby Tiandiercy » Thu May 14, 2009 7:07 am

Love the tutorial, Lave :) ... it really helps me understand the use of panels with custom artwork. Quick question, though. I don't have photoshop. Has anyone got any experience using the GIMP to make these textures? A link perhaps?
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Re: how to: custom textures (photoshop + eepanels/kgpanels)

Postby Conaan! » Thu May 14, 2009 12:48 pm

Tiandiercy wrote:Love the tutorial, Lave :) ... it really helps me understand the use of panels with custom artwork. Quick question, though. I don't have photoshop. Has anyone got any experience using the GIMP to make these textures? A link perhaps?



if its giving you an error when trying to save as TGA, then search on some GIMP forums for an addon for it, since GIMP is open source, more than likely theres a way to do it


i would personally do it, but i dont have GIMP installed right now, ill see if i can get it installed this weekend and see if i can get some results

EDIT: i think i misunderstood you, basically, you follow all the same steps, pretty much everything is the same, just a different layout
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Re: how to: custom textures (photoshop + eepanels/kgpanels)

Postby _Chloe » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:27 am

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Re: how to: custom textures (photoshop + eepanels/kgpanels)

Postby Lave » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:06 pm

how do i edit that section afterwards?
i'd gladly extend the content of this thread, but there aint questions that make me do so :P
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