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darknemesis666
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:06 am    Post subject: 256 colours problem Reply with quote

Searching trough the net can see impressive skins,with many many colours,i use the classic paint, i know is not the best program to skinning,but how i do to make a sim skin had more than 256 colours? in paint cant make this,maybe with gimp.maybe is a compression theme or something strange,if someone could help me,ill be eternally gratefull (is ok the phrase?)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using MS paint for most everything in some way or another!!

I start with 24 bit, but before I put a recolor of any skin in the game I change it to 256 colors(Sims won't read it otherwise & Skin Doctor hates them), but not with MS paint (it changes the color rendition).

I use the free program "Paint.Net". It's a lot like PSP but not nearly as complicated.

I has a bunch of brushes and techniques that I haven't even used yet!!

Get it here: http://www.getpaint.net/

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't make skins very often, but I use Gimp for everything.

However it is just not possible to make skins with more than 256 colours.
You can create the skin using more colours, but you always have to convert back to 256 after you are done.

The game will not read skins unless they are in 256-colour format.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres the problem,the game cant read more than 256 colours,but how many people make skins who look that had more colours? with paint i cant made a special 256 pallete to use,when "creates" or select another colour that s not prederminated ,the program change the colour to a 256 pallete colour,maybe i couldnt explain right,but all my skins look plane colours,and i want to add shadows and brights.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, Now I understand!!

MS Paint will allow you variation on the regular color palette, but you have to click on that particular color to get them. Tedious at best and frustrating when it won't save the darn thing after you close that particular sprite or pic.

I still suggest getting " Paint.net". It's free and does most of the same things that Gimp and PSP does without having to pay for anything!!

Check the link just above in my last post. The tutorial is at the forum and you don't have to register to get at any of the posts, but if you have a question and would like it answered there - you will have to register.

I love the program and it's very user friendly. You won't be disappointed!!

I've been using it for almost a year now and will answer any of your questions that I can!! Or we can learn together!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohhhh,could be a great idea
can send you mi msn?
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need many help from people who know the game
Thanks!!! biggrin biggrin
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get the free program here: http://www.getpaint.net/
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