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Kefrem
September 14th, 2015, 16:05
ok well...after struggling with tryin to transparency this after about a week im giving up and asking for help here...can someone just put the transparency on this...id appreciate it.

Now i got gimp2...could someone also on this write a step by step on how they do this? i have read the manual to gimp(almost no help) and i and nearly bald from pulling my hair out. If you guys can somehow get it thru my noggin how to do this i can then get down to real business on my own here :P

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y234/kefrem/4300-3_zpsn2edpxqg.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/kefrem/media/4300-3_zpsn2edpxqg.jpg.html)

Thanks either way

damned
September 14th, 2015, 16:36
terrible picture for doing this to.
if you took the photo - next time do it against a solid blue or green background with good lighting...
here is a quick hack job.

Trenloe
September 14th, 2015, 17:12
Now i got gimp2...could someone also on this write a step by step on how they do this?
Use the Fuzzy Select tool: http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tool-fuzzy-select.html


Enable a transparency layer: Layer -> Transparency-> Add Alpha Channel
Use the Fuzzy Select tool (press u). Left-Click-and-hold on the background you wish to remove.
Move the mouse up-and-down to increase/reduce the threshold - the area being selected will show dynamically, release when you've got a good selection.
Press the "Delete" key to remove the selection.
Use the above steps in other areas that need doing.
Use the Eraser to tidy up any remaining areas: http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/gimp-tool-eraser.html
Reduce the size of the token to something like 100x100 or 50x50.
Save as a .PNG.

Kefrem
September 14th, 2015, 20:11
terrible picture for doing this to.
if you took the photo - next time do it against a solid blue or green background with good lighting...
here is a quick hack job.

well i didnt actually take the pic..i just found it on the web. lemme try to find a better one quicklike...

*searches*

10982

Kefrem
September 14th, 2015, 20:34
10983

ok...whatcha think...i get it right? oddly i couldnt get the erase to work right...afterthe first selection...it stopped erasing..any reason why?

Kefrem
September 14th, 2015, 20:42
Say odd question...how do i resize the token on a map again? it used to be ctrl+leftclik or was it shift...and them move the mouse...not working now :(

Trenloe
September 14th, 2015, 20:47
how do i resize the token on a map again?
CTRL+mousewheel

Trenloe
September 14th, 2015, 20:50
oddly i couldnt get the erase to work right...afterthe first selection...it stopped erasing..any reason why?
Could be a number of reasons. Make sure you have it selected (in eraser mode) and that you're using alpha channel to erase and leave transparency. See the first paragraph and figure 13.67 here: http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/gimp-tool-eraser.html

Kefrem
September 15th, 2015, 00:21
is there a way to have it think when it comes to a drastic border change to ignore it...like gold and black..to just erase the black when you swipe over it?

Goltron
September 15th, 2015, 01:44
Another way to maybe save some work if you are using google to find images is to add render after the search term. Rpg fighter render for example. I find this will net a few results with already rendered (transparent bg) search by filetype .png helps too.