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lil' jose
July 19th, 2004, 8:00 PM
how do you make a faded image like the umbreon in the back of this pic? http://img67.photobucket.com/albums/v203/homestarrunnerking/Umbreon_thing.gif
just wondering. help would be greatly appreacieted (sp)

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
July 19th, 2004, 8:01 PM
with flash, it's cool,no?

oni flygon
July 19th, 2004, 8:02 PM
...Photoshop, any image editing software...

I'm still trying to figure things out...
My latest experiment is the banner in my sig...XD

lil' jose
July 19th, 2004, 8:03 PM
okay thanks! but I have paint shop pro. darn.

July 19th, 2004, 8:17 PM
You're not getting any thing from Paint Shop. I think you can set layers using PhotoShop, but I have an extremely old version of it so mine can't do it very well.

July 19th, 2004, 9:58 PM
You can do it with Paint Shop Pro too. Any of the good graphics programs (Photoshop, PSP, Fireworks etc) will do it. Just put the images on different layers and set the opacity/transparency (depending on your graphics program).

July 20th, 2004, 7:28 AM
I could've answered that. >.o

Transparency is quite useful. :)

July 20th, 2004, 7:45 PM
The opacity tool can come in useful alot ^^ Try playing around with the percents in a program besides paint and has layers to get where you want it. Generally in more the slider is right on the layer pallete ^^

July 20th, 2004, 8:03 PM
I love playing with transparency... but I tend to layer too many things XD

July 21st, 2004, 3:57 AM
Nah, I use tons of layers XD. Ive started even using basic layers for text instead of vectors since its easier to edit XD; For a normal banner I use nearly 20 layers *website banner*

July 21st, 2004, 7:59 PM
Uh huh, I mean I put picture on picture on picture etc... all with varying transparencies XD. My graphics get so crowded!

July 22nd, 2004, 5:36 AM
But it does look cool you have to agree XD;

July 22nd, 2004, 3:40 PM
It does, when you do it in moderation... I'm not good at that XD.

July 22nd, 2004, 3:44 PM
I love layers. o.o; For my sigs, I generally use about... 20-30 (I use transparency a lot, so I need them. XD) For CGing pictures... gah... overall, I probably use about 60. o_O; But I normally tend to merge them when I finish with a certain section (which I should actually stop doing). Mrr...

=o Crowded graphics look really nice, actually. You've got to have a lot of different transparencies, though, and it also helps to bump up the contrast of the image's foreground so the background doesn't divert all the attention. XP

lil' jose
July 22nd, 2004, 6:22 PM
oh, i thought that you could oly use like, 5 layers! heh i geuss you can use alot of different layers! thanks! *gos and works on layerd banners

July 25th, 2004, 4:26 AM
I'm really bad at using more than, say, 10 or 15 layers. You should see some of my early layered sigs... I might dig one out XD

July 25th, 2004, 8:24 AM
I used to not even know what layers were until a good 6 months ago, and i've been using psp since I was about.. 10?

that made things A LOT easier. x_x

July 25th, 2004, 5:54 PM
LOL, I started using layers in... oh, it might have been PhotoImpact. But it's a lot easier in Fireworks.

/me loves Fireworks XD