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Kipol
April 4th, 2006, 21:14
What do you guy suse to make the tokens? I've tried doing it in paint but when i try to make round tokens it always gives me those white bits around the corner.

gurney9999
April 4th, 2006, 21:45
The question is what type of graphics programs are available to you? I've used photoshop and edited exisiting ones in fireworks. There are free programs out there that I'm sure people can point you to, but I'm not as familiar with them.

DarkStar
April 4th, 2006, 22:24
I do transparencies in GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/). I also use round tokens.

Cypher
April 4th, 2006, 22:40
I use paintshop pro to make mine.

The original art I snag from the Wizards art gallery.

nezzir
April 5th, 2006, 00:54
What do you guy suse to make the tokens? I've tried doing it in paint but when i try to make round tokens it always gives me those white bits around the corner.

Token Tool
http://rptools.net/doku.php?id=tokentool:intro

Griogre
April 5th, 2006, 05:13
I also use Token Tool though I made some smaller rings which better match my map size squares. I used the GIMP for a paint program but it is like using a shotgun to kill mosquitos for me. I only use if for dealing with the alpha channel. If I don't have to deal with transparencies, I use Paint and IrfanView, but you need to use transparencies for round tokens. :(

calvinNhobbes
April 5th, 2006, 15:19
To be honest I find Powerpoint 2003 to be an excellent method for making maps, tokens, potraits, whatever. You can insert almost any picture into a slide, crop it however you want, then right click on it to save just the graphic as a JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BITMAP, or EWMF. Then make an object of anysize you want. Use the fill method and select the previously cropped image as the background and it will fill the object to the edges. Then you can modify it however you want (add overlays, text description, put a colored border around it, etc.), group it all together, and then rick click again and save the object as another picture directly into the appropriate FG folder. Done!

Kipol
April 5th, 2006, 20:45
Thanks, it took me a while to figure out GIMP but i finally got it working. My PCs now have personal tokens :D

Kipol
April 5th, 2006, 20:47
Token Tool
http://rptools.net/doku.php?id=tokentool:intro

Also, i do'nt think the downloads work there. I keep getting errors.

DarkStar
April 5th, 2006, 21:38
Also, i do'nt think the downloads work there. I keep getting errors.

Use the links on the left.

nezzir
April 6th, 2006, 01:55
Also, i do'nt think the downloads work there. I keep getting errors.
Yeah, it looks like they are in the process of changing the site around or something (it's different from the first time I went there). Give them a day or two and/or email the webmaster.

Tokentool tips:
Once you start it just drag a picture onto it and it loads.
You can do the same thing with the "rings".
Make rings in a paint program - use alpha channel for transparencies.
Gimpshop is a free paint program. It's Gimp with a photoshop like interface for those familiar with Photoshop.

Wraith
April 6th, 2006, 15:20
Gimpshop is a free paint program. It's Gimp with a photoshop like interface for those familiar with Photoshop.
Hey Darkstar I remember you mentioned this before do either of you have a website where I could download this GIMP program? If so could you post it here I would be much abliged. Thanks in advance.

joeru
April 6th, 2006, 16:45
Hey Darkstar I remember you mentioned this before do either of you have a website where I could download this GIMP program? If so could you post it here I would be much abliged. Thanks in advance.

Not Darkstar, but: http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/

DarkStar
April 6th, 2006, 17:45
Hey Darkstar I remember you mentioned this before do either of you have a website where I could download this GIMP program? If so could you post it here I would be much abliged. Thanks in advance.
http://www.gimp.org/ - that's the official site, but joeru gave you a straight link to the Windows version, which will probably interest you. :)

Use Google, man! :P

Wraith
April 6th, 2006, 17:50
Sorry I'm not a computer genious like you guys I can barely make FG work with out my kids helping me figure out what the little arrow thing does. :D

Mr.Ice
April 10th, 2006, 17:15
Yeah, it looks like they are in the process of changing the site around or something

You caught us! (I am on the rptools staff).

Thanks to the renewed interest in tokentool we've released a new alpha that should be much more convenient for those of you requiring a specific size token output. Check it out -- you can resize the output directly in the tool.

http://rptools.net/ Note that the main site is the best url to post (to avoid those pesky site changes), and the tokentool launch links are available from the front page.

We'd love to hear your feedback and requests on our forum at http://forums.rptools.net/ or for convenience go straight to the tokentool forum http://forums.rptools.net/viewforum.php?f=4

DarkStar
April 10th, 2006, 20:35
Thanks! I have updated my version.

draeven57
April 11th, 2006, 14:31
Cool! RPTools for me! I just read the documentation on the rptools site and it looks simple enough.

Thanks,

nezzir
April 14th, 2006, 08:49
Hey Darkstar I remember you mentioned this before do either of you have a website where I could download this GIMP program? If so could you post it here I would be much abliged. Thanks in advance.

I'm more familiar with Photoshop, so I use GIMPShop. It's GIMP with a photoshop like front end. You can find it here:

http://plasticbugs.com/index.php?p=241

nezzir
April 14th, 2006, 08:54
You caught us! (I am on the rptools staff).

Thanks to the renewed interest in tokentool we've released a new alpha that should be much more convenient for those of you requiring a specific size token output. Check it out -- you can resize the output directly in the tool.

http://rptools.net/ Note that the main site is the best url to post (to avoid those pesky site changes), and the tokentool launch links are available from the front page.

We'd love to hear your feedback and requests on our forum at http://forums.rptools.net/ or for convenience go straight to the tokentool forum http://forums.rptools.net/viewforum.php?f=4

Mr.Ice, I'd just like to say thank you for the great, free tools. It's people like the rptools team that make communities thrive. You should put up a donation button.

Mr.Ice
May 12th, 2006, 23:23
Mr.Ice, I'd just like to say thank you for the great, free tools. It's people like the rptools team that make communities thrive. You should put up a donation button.

Thank a bunch for the great idea, the donation button is up now.

I'd like to re-iterate, we're very interested in how folks are using our tools and we love feedback and requests. Stop by our boards anytime.

Oh, and share your custom frames if you care to, we like that too.

MtnManiacX
July 5th, 2006, 02:52
Is there any way to change the ring to a square frame?

Griogre
July 5th, 2006, 03:13
I've just started swapping over to Square Frame tokens for monsters. Here are some custom square frames for Token Tool up in their tool site gallery. Note these are free.
http://gallery.rptools.net/v/contrib/Dorpond/Frames/

mossfoot
July 22nd, 2006, 17:45
I use very generic "Risk" pieces I made in Photoshop. Really nothing fancy, but since I like to keep the pace of my game quick, and things are slowed down by a lot of RPing anyway, I don't need to spend all my time searching for the right token all the time.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a129/mossfoot/StarWars001.jpg

Snikle
July 22nd, 2006, 20:44
I'm more familiar with Photoshop, so I use GIMPShop. It's GIMP with a photoshop like front end. You can find it here:

http://plasticbugs.com/index.php?p=241


ooooh only reason I didnt like Gimp....maybe now I will move in that direction.