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twaffle said in Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 22:35 pm
i cant get my file small enough i lowered the resolution down by about 12 and width/height by nearly 1200 and it is still nearly 2 MB too large
i dont want to lower it anymore because the quality wouldnt be suitable for a card imo
does anyone have any solutions?
Try be more specific here. Lowered from what? If you crop your photo to 650x900 (which is the current card resolution) it really shouldn't be hitting the file size limit. Also, the photo gets scaled down to that size on the server anyway so you're not benefiting much by uploading it with a high resolution.
LALakers said in Monday, September 10th, 2018 4:11 am
I don't see the problem, in a long thread you should quote a the post you're referencing
Just @ the person then. It's hard to see what was actually said in response when 95% of the post is filled with the quote. I mistakenly liked the reply thinking it was the original.
Batinather said in Monday, September 10th, 2018 2:16 am
Don't quote such long posts...
DEEPINTHEQ15 said in Monday, September 10th, 2018 1:20 am
This is what I'm getting with the methods I'm trying in Photoshop. The custom background only wants to cover the parts ocupied by the player and won't extend to the rest of the card. I'd rather not use two different softwares to make a card with this new feature.
How about a trick, place a couple of black pixels on the player layer in the corners so that the background box fills the entire image?
vincecarter15 said in Monday, September 10th, 2018 0:49 am
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOING THIS WITH PHOTOSHOP FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Save the cut WITH the layer mask as a .PSD file
Open that up in Gimp
Make sure image is below 5 MB. Seems to only be a problem with Gimp cuts.
Export as the instructions said
Doesn't seem like a great solution.. What exactly is the problem with the photoshop exported files? Are the transparent pixels all black?
Photo backgrounds can now finally be included in custom cards!
As you can see, the background has been extracted from the original image:
Step 1: Load the image you would like to use into GIMP
Step 2: Create a new layer mask
Right click on the layer with your photo and choose "Add Layer Mask".
The mask is like a layer that filters another layer. The original image will be visible wherever the layer mask is white, and transparent everywhere the layer mask is black.
Ensure that you are currently editing the mask by clicking on it in the layer panel.
Step 3: Paint the background black
Select the paintbrush tool and make sure you are painting the color black.
Once you have painted the entire background black, only the player will remain. You will see a white silhouette of the player on the layer mask thumbnail.
Step 4: Save the file as a PNG
Go to File -> Export As and save your file as "Player-Name.png". *Make sure you enable the "Save color values from transparent pixels" option!*
Step 5: Place your photo in the card generator
Add your photo to the card generator as usual, but enable the "Use photo background" option.
Position your photo and ensure that all four corners of the card are covered by the background.
Step 6: Complete
This is just one of many ways to achieve this using GIMP. It is also possible with Photoshop, and with a bit of effort you could also include different backgrounds in your photos. The most important thing is to avoid the erase tool as it can change pixels to black rather than making them transparent.
Have fun creating cards!
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