Overlay help

Thoughts, Help, Feature Requests

Moderators: Azhrei, dorpond, trevor

Post Reply
ralstad
Cave Troll
Posts: 48
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:52 am

Overlay help

Post by ralstad »

Hello all,

I am trying to make an overlay that will work with 2.0 but all the old tuts no longer work with 2.0 or links don't work any more.

This overlay works in the old tokentool but not 2.0.
Stargate.png
Stargate.png (4.53 MiB) Viewed 774 times
sgu-stargate-universe-9138085-500-498.jpg
sgu-stargate-universe-9138085-500-498.jpg (48.87 KiB) Viewed 774 times
The attachment Pegasus_stargate.png is no longer available
But in 2.0 the pink border is seen and is shown with the token.

ralstad
Attachments
Pegasus_stargate.png
Pegasus_stargate.png (633.39 KiB) Viewed 775 times

User avatar
JamzTheMan
Great Wyrm
Posts: 1872
Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 12:59 pm
Location: Chicagoland
Contact:

Re: Overlay help

Post by JamzTheMan »

You are using the wrong color... It specifically has to be RGB 255,0,255 (it has to walk over every pixel and cut that color out, so if your overlay also contains that color, it gets stripped as well)

Now with that said, the new/preferred way is to save it in layers as a photoshop PSD. In Gimp, just add a new layer and add any pixels you want to be cut out. It doesn't have to match the overlay cutout exactly (I usually select the inside circle then expand it by 10-20 pixels). Color does not matter here but I will still use magenta. Hopefully you have the original still. Selecting the magenta color using the wand still left a pixel or 2 ring around the gate (due to transparency effects and such you don't always get a clean cut, also why I moved to using layers)

Below is your original image with wrong color, then I adjusted it, added it, and it worked fine. Next I created it as a layered image and saved in psd format (using the free Gimp application).


As a side note, it's good etiquette to wrap large images in spoiler tags...

(ok, seriously, what is wrong with attachments?!)
Attachments
as_psd.JPG
as_psd.JPG (60.63 KiB) Viewed 768 times
working.JPG
working.JPG (169.27 KiB) Viewed 768 times
right_color.JPG
right_color.JPG (36.92 KiB) Viewed 768 times
right_color.JPG
right_color.JPG (36.92 KiB) Viewed 769 times
wrong_color.jpg
wrong_color.jpg (37.14 KiB) Viewed 769 times
-Jamz
____________________
Custom MapTool 1.4.x.x Fork: maptool.nerps.net
Custom TokenTool 2.0 Fork: tokentool.nerps.net
More information here: MapTool Nerps! Fork

ralstad
Cave Troll
Posts: 48
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:52 am

Re: Overlay help

Post by ralstad »

Jamz,

Thank you work out perfectly.

ralstad

Post Reply

Return to “TokenTool”