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Custom Crafts: Custom Background part 1 - Sal

October 4th, 2012, 2:11 pm

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Kirbysmith [DJ],

October 4th, 2012, 2:45 pm


Helloooooo NURSE! That's some pretty good tutorial you've got there! I think I'll try this when I get the time.
(It took me a while to figure out when you warped the textures, but I think I got it.)


October 4th, 2012, 4:25 pm


Woah. This is cool.


October 4th, 2012, 7:06 pm


I get this, but I'm more of a onsite custom background making kind of guy.
(Although I do use layering to time to time)

Quick Edit: One thing I do not like about this is that it's too plain, yes it's high quality and possibly is 200 KB - 1 MB bigger if you just simply used two or three basic colors.

But I feel like you're not making the tile small enough so it looks like mud or clay.

Now I would love for you to make a tree. but to be fair I'll make one in paint only using 4 colors, 2 green, 2 brown

This Tree is 1.5 KB So adding it to the style of how you do backgrounds wouldn't hurt it right?

Wrong the Tree is too simple and too low of detail and it would look awful and you would have to do the same techique you're doing to make a tree, but then the file size makes it that much bigger which makes comics that use it even bigger than that where you have to compress it to where it looks like a gif.

Not that bad at all really if you know what you're doing.

But this might cause more of a fuss for comic makers that probably put little to no effort in their comics.

If that makes sense.


October 4th, 2012, 8:39 pm


@King_Rover: This is just one way to do it. I do it this way, because its end result will give me a Megaman ZX type of background.

It's not like I can't use limited shades or anything. It's just that it takes far longer than this.

Also, as for the file being too big, it'll be fixed. Though, really, it doesn't matter on the web. You should never have a problem with storage of sorts. Besides, look at the Kirby backgrounds! They are obviously hand drawn and concerted to pixels.


October 5th, 2012, 10:14 am


@Salimus: Like I mention before if you know what you're doing file size isn't an issue.

I can't say what is faster or not because I've made backgrounds like these in 30-50 minutes.

But I have had backgrounds that took me a hour or more to work on like these.

But usually for me the reason it takes me the time to do some backgrounds is motivation. So if I'm really up for the task I might take longer than I could be doing.

While it's true that Megaman ZX and Kirby had Drawn backgrounds compressed to a tiny screen, they had much more work to them than simply making a 3D plane of patterns.

While yes it's true we have unlimited sources to store our large file size but I like to limit myself to the 500 KB Smackjeeve uses because the smaller the file size is the quicker it will load for everyone allowing everyone to quickly read my stuff without raping bandwidth, which is important if you or I ever make our own website to host our work.

Again it's a matter of preference and whatever is easier for people, but you have to admit the majority of the Smackjeeves sprite comic users are simply put Lazy.

I don't want to make us sound like a bunch of angry children if you know what I mean.


October 5th, 2012, 2:03 pm


@King_Rover: I don't want to be rude to you, but I don't think you should be talking. Your backgrounds aren't that good, and it looks like you spent very little time on them. The only one I like that isn't really in need of improvements is the one with the rainbow trees.

Still, It's not like doing this kind of background isn't artistic! If I just said "Go find a good picture on the web of a room you like," then that wouldn't be artistic. A lot of artist do things like this when they make adverts, some can make it so that the parts they found looks like they actually fit in the picture well. Here, I guess it would give off that impression, but you haven't seen the real customizing of the room yet.

This is a good and simple way for good backgrounds. It's not like doing it pixel by pixel isn't a good idea, but most can't waste time doing that between school hours.


October 9th, 2012, 6:29 pm


@Salimus: I'm sorry if I seem a bit rude myself.

The backgrounds shown were made just to get the job done.


Here's more of that background you like if you want to check them out.

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