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PostSubject: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:37 pm

Okay, the point of this thread is hopefully simple; posting how to questions in a communal environ. I was thinking, most of us probably think we can make cards pretty well, and know one or two people we just PM when we have a quandary, but every once in a while, I at least have wanted to just say "what are people's thoughts on..." and get some answers. I could post that on my own thread, but I have strong reasons to believe that, myself not included, it's a bit of a ghost town, and some other's threads might be, too, while some folks you might PM take a while, get busy, or aren't as into this all as they once might've been. The Bandai site sort of lost some folks when they stopped supporting images, and you might not be sure whose still around there, today. They did, however, have a nice communal card thread, where everyone posted, and everyone could easily(ish) stay current with what other folks were doing, without having to read 8 threads. So, to that end, I am starting this thread so that people can post card-making questions they have, and have the potential to get several answers, maybe even timely. If you want some effect ideas, or input on some proper wordage, you should be able to post here, and have some good potential for some answers. If you just want the good old "I made this card. What do people think?", you should be able to get some input.

I hope that this thread works to its intended end, and if it doesn't, then I suppose it will sink down the list of forgotten threads, and oh well.

So, anybody got some questions?
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:00 pm

i will say something which i think was most questioned.

-font for card name is "allencon demo". it is free, and you can download it for free.

-font in a text box is "elan itc". for the effect name, "valid", "requirements", "target", "effect", "permanent" "counter", use elan medium, size "10", distance between letters "25".
-for the rest of the text, use elan book, size "10", distance between letters "25".

if anyone of you need this font, just drop me p.m. with your e-mail address, and i will give it to you for free.
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:04 pm

Thank you; sadly that thought had not even occurred to me. Now, if we can just get a sticky for this, but that might have to wait till we see if anyone asks questions...
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:53 am

ok so i thought i would ask a question, when creating a white border, around a ninja, specifically in photoshop, there seems to be two main methods, a outside glow affect, or adding a white stroke. i personally use stroke as i think it looks better, but sometimes when the edges just arent clean enough(and im being lazy) ill just use outside glow. so the question is which method do you think is best glow or stroke, or possibly a post of what other method to use.
also what should the size of the stroke or glow be, the occupancy so on and so forth.
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:47 am

i use photoshop, and for white outline i use "outer glow" effect.
opacity 100
spread 50
size 2
the rest is default.

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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:17 pm

And see, I'm already going to use this thing myself. I am working on a card of one of my OCs, and it is supposed to be him when he is fused with his Dragon Summon. Jiraiya SM was kind enough to give me some ideas for it, like " Sac: "'Shissuru Kenami' + 'Storm' Combat Attribute", "Melagin" ", or some wordage like that, in a Reinforcement, but I don't know what effect to give him, other than I want a Toughness-like effect. I was thinking of giving him the "decrease all damage taken by 1" effect I seem to remember a Gaara having, but I'm not sure. Does anyone else have an idea of what I could put to reflect that my Sharingan-bearing, Ranton-wielding Chunin is now covered in true (steel) blue dragon scales?
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:50 pm

Thread has been stickied. Good work Venk. Aurelio keep up answering the questions your doing great!
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:45 pm

I require some opinions, please, on a certain matter. Please follow the link, and post answers, there.
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:10 pm

Why am I cursed with this talent...this ability to kill threads? I post something, and everyone pulls up stakes, and moves on to someplace else; my thread, this thread, the Big Tourney thread, they're all the same Sad Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:34 pm

venkelos wrote:
Why am I cursed with this talent...this ability to kill threads? I post something, and everyone pulls up stakes, and moves on to someplace else; my thread, this thread, the Big Tourney thread, they're all the same Sad Sad Sad
It's not the fact that people move on, it's because no one has any questions to ask yet. But...

Does anyone have a good site for finding symbols for custom Combat Attributes? Also, what font and text size is used?
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:10 pm

CursedSealingDragon wrote:
Also, what font and text size is used?
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:46 pm

Umm... Embarassed As for me, I usually just do kanji image searches in Google, and make them work/fit. I use something at 3.8, but it won't tell me what it is; it just says Parade, which is what the program does when it doesn't know. I think it might just be regualr Arial, a nice, sans serif font. Judges like in the Ultimate Tourney can probably tell the difference, and dock points, but I think it looks really close, for when you're just making stuff for fun.
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:39 am

CursedSealingDragon wrote:
venkelos wrote:
Why am I cursed with this talent...this ability to kill threads? I post something, and everyone pulls up stakes, and moves on to someplace else; my thread, this thread, the Big Tourney thread, they're all the same Sad Sad Sad
It's not the fact that people move on, it's because no one has any questions to ask yet. But...

Does anyone have a good site for finding symbols for custom Combat Attributes? Also, what font and text size is used?

As for the Kanji used on the Combat Attributes you can try to google it, just type in what ever you want but then Kanji so like Paper Kanji. Its not the greatest but it works. You can also try this site: http://search.freefind.com/find.html?oq=Medicine&id=787464&pageid=r&_charset_=UTF-8&bcd=%C3%B7&scs=1&query=&Find=Search&mode=ALL&search=all
As to the font I honestly dont know you may have to play around with it. ITC Elan is the font though.
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:16 pm

Thanks for your help venlos and N4E... and um aurelio. Neutral The site works great, I found multiple Kanji sites using search engines, but the Kanji that was provided was never clear, it was a little choped up if you know what I mean. Thanks again guys ^^
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:07 am

ok i got one, what is the best way to go about line arting a picture, i mean best way to do best program all that jazz and such
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:10 am

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ok i got one, what is the best way to go about line arting a picture, i mean best way to do best program all that jazz and such

Adobe Illustrator is the best as far as I am concerned. I however do not have illustrator so Adobe Photoshop and the Pen tool are my best friends.
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:36 am

i have manga studio 4, adobe photoshop cs5, and adobe illustrator cs5, and im working on line arting some of my newest cards, as well as some of my friends comics, what would be the best way to do this, just using the pen tool to outline the image, and then add shading and such?
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:46 am

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i have manga studio 4, adobe photoshop cs5, and adobe illustrator cs5, and im working on line arting some of my newest cards, as well as some of my friends comics, what would be the best way to do this, just using the pen tool to outline the image, and then add shading and such?

Well there are a few ways to go about it. I personally pen tool the lines then color in separate layers followed by another layer for shade. You can also try to look up a Lineart Tutorial online I know there are a bunch out there and it may help you figure out your style. OH! as far as coloring goes a rising program is Paint Tool SAI.


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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:47 am

cool cool thanx for the help i appreciate it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:06 pm

ok so ive been expierimenting on photoshop with the pen, but its a long *** time, and i cant figure out how to do it with illustrator do you have any tips or tricks to doing it quickly while still having it look nice and prof.
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:37 pm

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ok so ive been expierimenting on photoshop with the pen, but its a long *** time, and i cant figure out how to do it with illustrator do you have any tips or tricks to doing it quickly while still having it look nice and prof.

With illustrator I have no clue. For the pen tool in Photoshop it shouldnt really be a fast process. Though, I usually line a bunch of things at once. I do this by getting the points set/properly formed. Then by clicking on the pentool Icon they should freeze up allowing you to place more line and eventually making one giant line with one click. Still as time consuming it just makes it easier for myself.
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:27 pm

ok thanx
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PostSubject: Re: HOW DO I... HOW MIGHT I...   Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:50 am

ok so this is my first attempt at line arting and creating my art for a card, it didnt come out bad, doesn't exactly look the way i wanted, so does anyone have any thought on how to improve on this picture, and on later attempts
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