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NaturalTvventy

Recoloring

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Well I'm sure this has been posted a million times before, but I tried the search option and couldn't find anything specific.

So how does one go about recoloring? What editor is a good one? I need to do some recoloring. A little help?

NT

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hmm, interesting, but i'd actually rather just edit the thing myself. i could just use paint, but that gets rid of transparency, and every time i ask someone new how to make transparent pixels i get a different answer and still have yet to figure it out. i guess what i'm really after is an editor that can create transparency.

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seems like you're taking the long way around..

the reason you get multiple answers is because there are different methods of making 'transparent pixels' depending on what program you are using. Essentially they aren't 'transparent pixels', theres just no information there at all - this is why cyan is not transparent, its just that the doom palette has been assigned to use that particular color slot (in an indexed palette there are 255 locations a color can reside in) as its 'transparent color'.

Using paint would be tedious and pretty retarded for this sort of job, I use Photoshop, others use GIMP.. I dunno, man. You should really just use translations.

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You can simply recolor textures using some kind of photo editing tool such as Irfanview. Using that alone can often make your textures look pretty washed out and boring when converted back to the original doom pallete.

It's often a good idea to create two seperate recolored textures and piece them together. i.e. a lot of Doom's TEKGREN textures are actually comprised of green and gray, not just brown. In the textures I make, I use a method I described in this post.

Hopefully this will help.

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In addition to what 40oz said, if you're using Photoshop, GIMP, or another similar editor that allows layer masks, you could do the same multiple-color masking effects more easily/more powerfully without needing to paste between multiple documents.

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