I've just added a third format option when exporting your character's image in HM3 -- "PNG (transparent 400x600)". This is basically just adding in an option for the way it used to be.
When you click it, the size gets reset to 400x600, the Area gets reset to "Character", and all other options are grayed out since you can't make any of the other sizes or head shots export with transparency. Choosing regular old PNG or JPG turns them all back on, though.
This should help those, like DiCicatriz, who use the characters with transparent backgrounds to paste into an image editor for either larger group shots, or just to have in a custom setting.
Let me know if you run into any problems using it. All other options will continue to export with a white background.
Thank you so much! I hope it wasn’t too much trouble.
YOU are the hero! I discovered the site just a few days ago – but I love it – I love it so much. You do an amazing job!
Oh bless you, sir! And I’m especially glad DiCiatriz sounded like the whiner and not me. Just kidding!
Is there a good free photo editor software that can be downloaded that can be used to make group shots for those of us without photoshop?
Gimp is a good one, CPrime.
No whining at all, most of the good ideas in HM came from requests. I’m glad D and others spoke up; otherwise I wouldn’t know what to keep and what to discard.
It was only a couple of hours of tinkering to get it working right, so no problem there.
And yeah, Gimp is good, as is Paint.NET. You can find other recommendations here.
Honestly you could use Paint too — it’s super basic but just for pasting stuff in and moving it around, it’s fine.
Thanks guys. Yeah I’ve heard about so many different ones that I honestly didn’t know which way to go.
Photoshop IS available as a free 30 day trial for those who want to try it. All that’s needed to get the trial is an adobe ID whichyou can just create before you download photoshop.
Photoshop IS available as a free 30 day trial for those who want to try it. All that’s needed to get the trial is an adobe ID which you can just create before you download photoshop.
:S I accidently double posted. Jeff, can you delete #8 and this post too if you delete it?