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October 10, 2012
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Ok, this is my 1st try. Comments please.

Weilyn, and Harlequin, thanks for your help.Red-with-Logo.png

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October 10, 2012
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Hi all,

I know this is way too big, but I can't seem to get it smaller. I've tried to reduce it, but then when the file is saved to my folder, the thumbnail of the pic doesn't come up, as it did with this size of the pic.

Strangely enough, when I open the pic in windows image gallery, it doesn't look near as big as it does here.

Any suggestions?

October 10, 2012
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I'm pretty sure Windows Image Gallery resizes images when you watch them with it, so that you can watch the entire picture without having to scroll, which I guess helps if you've got a whole bunch of high resolution vacation photos that you want to torture your family with. I use CDisplay, MS Paint or Internet Explorer to view my images when I want them to be properly sized.
Sorry, can't give you any more advice than that. I'm kind of new to this as well.

I really like the design. There's this kind of retro-50's-sci-fi-style over it that I always love. And if that is your first stab at a face it is WAY better than my first attempt.
Nice job! Looking forward to see more!

Also, sorry if my English is kind of crap in this post. It tends to be that when I'm tired Wink

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October 10, 2012
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Needs Eyebrows…

Anyway try exporting it from the Heromachine in a smaller format, I usually go with 500x750.

Could use a little explanation of what this character is, that would help us to formulate an opinion. And to that point a few questions:

What's he standing on?

Why is the earth brown?

Did all the trees die?

Did the giant bird kill the trees?

October 10, 2012
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Weilyn, thanks! (I think the face I made is ok. I believe I'd much rather use helmets lol.)

Bad-People, thanks for the reply as well. I'll try 500. I just wanted to test posting a char first, make sure it worked. My next ones will have backstory.

He's standing on some sort of walkway that was in the backgrounds. The Earth is brown, as I don't know yet how to mix colors and shade, etc. I've only been using HM for 5 days, so I'm pretty much new at this.
Since I can't draw a straight line, I really like this program quite a lot.

Again, thanks for the comments!

October 10, 2012
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Hi all,

The 1st char I did was one of two I did as an out-of-uniform type. I made this as sort of a cross between MMPR, Sentai Jetman, and the G-Force/BoTP/Gatchaman characters. I'm still trying to look for info on poses, making new ones, things like that. Anyone know if there is a thread to request a pose?

Anyway, hope you like. Comments welcome.

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October 10, 2012
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Have a look at http://www.heromachine.com/forum/poses/ to see if there's anything you can use. If there isn't, start a new topic in that forum called "Pose Requests" or something, and ask for what you want.

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October 10, 2012
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Much better, you're progressing fast. (Don't know about the Batman & Robin nipple suit though)

October 11, 2012
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HeroFan said

I'm still trying to look for info on poses, making new ones, things like that. Anyone know if there is a thread to request a pose?

Anyway, hope you like. Comments welcome.

Yeah, have a look at the thread Kailin suggested. If you can't find something to your liking, then open a new thread and ask for it. reference pictures are a plus. ;)

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October 11, 2012
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ams custom poses

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October 14, 2012
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Bad-People said

Much better, you're progressing fast. (Don't know about the Batman & Robin nipple suit though)

Yeah, I was and still am new to this, and I had gotten the insignia on the chest before I knew that I could place it on clothes etc., with layering.

I've always liked the idea of characters with powered armor/suits as opposed to traditional 'capes' style characters. (Plus, I'm not that great with the the faces and skin tone quite yet.)

October 14, 2012
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Well you could have still put a shirt on him then moved it through the layers until you had it where you wanted it.

October 15, 2012
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Ok, here's another..I'm having problems getting things to post. I upload at 500x750 for the above pic, it works and this one didn't. I'm doing something wrong, can someone (besides me) understand where I'm screwing things up? Anyway, hope you like. Comments please.

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October 15, 2012
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I'm figuring that layering tool out. I'm going to leave the lens flare, etc. lighting until I get the other stuff down.
Does anyone else besides me have a problem with masking things sometimes? I know to mask an item in the hand, and so on. It just seems to take 2 or 3 tries to do it.

October 15, 2012
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I don't have problems with the masking tool. Ecxept for some hands it simply doesn't work, but those are a few exceptions.

Looking at your Ancient Superhuman, I'd say you gotta work on the layering a bit more.

October 17, 2012
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Here's another. Does anyone know why I have to open a file when I export it, then copy it, then paste in the file folder I want it to go? Isn't there an easier way, or if I'm doing something wrong, please let me know.Uniform-A.png

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October 17, 2012
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I wanted the above uniform to be the alternate that the group wears when not fighting aliens, robots, and the like.
The helmeted ones with the 'feathered' cape are the 'heroic' ones.

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October 18, 2012
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This is First Strike, he's an American martial artist overseas, probably Tokyo, or Hong Kong. The Ankh in his hand glows when there's danger. (I know, Egyptian, and Asian?) He's an amateur archeologist as well.

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October 20, 2012
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Welcome to the forums, sorry for the late welcome.

Attention to details. The little things can add up and can be the difference between a good design and a bad one.
October 24, 2012
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Hammerknight said

Welcome to the forums, sorry for the late welcome.

Thanks very much!

I've got a question for those that read this..Would anyone be interested in re-imagining one of my characters for me? I'm curious to see what others could do with the basic caped hero version I have above. I've been on a sentai/MMPR kick lately and wanted to design a character to use as a visual for a story I want to try and write. I'd love to self-publish a small run of a comic someday, but since I don't draw, I write. Seeing as there are over 35 different teams of sentai/rangers, I'd like to come up with a team like that myself.

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