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    « on: June 26, 2009, 06:47:37 PM »


    This was originally a MeowMix forum guide, but I figured this should hopefully stem some questions so I decided to post it here.

    How to Properly Use Magenta For Transparency in +2 Files

    I've noticed that several people have asked for help about how to stop a magenta outline appearing on textures indexed with magenta, so I've decided to step in and squash those questions!  (This applies for CSPs too)

    Needed
    • Adobe Photoshop (I use 7.0 but it should work on any version as long as you can index.)
    • A +2 texture to edit.
    • Basic Knowledge of Photoshop (Able to recognize brush tool, etc.)

    Instructions
    (Click on a thumbnail to see the full picture.)

    Step 1: Open your chosen +2 texture in Photoshop.  For my example we'll use Ike's hair.

    Step 2: Edit whatever you wish about the texture.  In my example, I applied the chrome filter.

    Step 3: Click on the color picker for the foreground and change it to 255,0,255.  Press ok.

    Step 4: Select the brush tool and draw a little bit of magenta in an area where it's not touching any of your texture.



    Step 5: If you haven't already, select the texture by control clicking the layer with your texture on it.  Go to Image>Mode>Indexed Color.  Set the pallet to local(perceptual), uncheck transparency and type the amount of colors the texture has in the color box (in Ike's case, 256).



    Step 6: Almost done.  Press ctrl+shift+I (Windows) to invert your selection.  Go to Edit>Fill and choose foreground color (make sure the magenta is still set as your foreground color).



    Step 7: Done!  Now save it and compile it using ASH, and poof!  No magenta outline!

    If you have a question, post away!
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    « Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 07:02:46 PM »


    i know how to use magenta but is there a way to make the sharp edges smooth on
    ike's hair?
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    « Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 06:20:03 PM »


    i know how to use magenta but is there a way to make the sharp edges smooth on
    ike's hair?

    You can manually hex it, so the hair has smoothed out edges.
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    « Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 01:00:27 PM »


    Someone right a guide on how to do this with gimp please.
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    I tried once but it......didnt work right. It wasn't pink, but it turned out blue.
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    « Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 09:59:14 PM »


    ...when you opened ikes hair, it already had the checkerboard background, how did you do that? when i open it, where yours is checkerboarded, mine is the color of ikes hair...
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    « Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 10:36:43 PM »


    ...when you opened ikes hair, it already had the checkerboard background, how did you do that? when i open it, where yours is checkerboarded, mine is the color of ikes hair...
    thats odd.
    checkerboard is transparency btw.
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