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How To Make Smileys (For Beginners)


 


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 3 years ago '05        #101
cluckaluck 241 heat pts241
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What about the gif smilies

 3 years ago '05        #102
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 Chedda said
As a beginner I thought Photoshop was overwhelming. I started with Paint.Net

Its a free photo editing program, same as Photoshop but without all the fancy plugins.

You can get it here...



Now lets begin with an easy one. Save this to your computer and work along with me...


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Here is a picture of the Grinch. Lets start with taking out a background. When you open PAINT.NET open the file of the Grinch. First things first, its best to know how to zoom in and out. This will be of great help later on.

To zoom in or out can be done one of two ways. The easiest if to hold down CTRL and press the - for zoom out or hold down CRTL and press + to zoom in. Now that you know how to zoom in and zoom out lets take out the blue background of the photo.


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In the far left side you will see a box of tools. The large red arrow is pointing to them. The smaller red arrow is pointing to a wand. Select that wand. With the wand selected, click on any area you want to erase. In this situation, the blue background.

If your tolerance up top is set to 50 it should look something like this. The wand tried its best to outline the area you wanted to delete.


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Hit the DELETE button and it will delete everything that was highlighted.

It will now look like this...


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This may look good but it isn't, I will get into why in a moment and how you how to fix it. But, before I go on I want to stop and quickly go over a little bit about TOLERANCE. I will pick up where we left off in a moment.

Real quick, when dealing with the wand Tolerance is important. Too much tolerance can make a photo look like this...


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In the picture you can see my tolerance is at 63. It is too high because you can see some of the Grinch is highlighted. We want to keep the Grinch so this will not be good. If you were to hit delete with some of the area you want to keep highlighted, it will look like this...


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You have to find a sweet spot.

However too little tolerance can have the opposite effect. Notice here the tolerance is set to 12...


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There is a lot of the blue background left over. The main thing to know is if you cannot make the wand take out the background perfectly (it is never perfect) you can manually erase some of the background with the eraser tool. It is the tool in the toolbox that looks like an eraser.


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The red arrow in the picture above is pointing at the eraser and the larger arrow is pointing to the brush size. In this particular situation you could use the eraser and take out the blue background manually.

The last thing I will say about tolerance is this. You never want it so high to where it is going to erase part of the section you want to keep. If you have to lower tolerance and go in and manually erase and clean it up so be it. Better to do it manually than have portions of the Grinch missing.


How do you make the GIF ones?

Thats what I want to make

 3 years ago '15        #103
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My file is saved as png, when i preview it the background is still transparent, but when i upload it to this site the background is white, any idea of whats wrong here? @


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 3 years ago '08        #104
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 cluckaluck said
How do you make the GIF ones?

Thats what I want to make

I made a different one for gifs. It should be stickyed in Wildish section.

 RayRay Dotson said
My file is saved as png, when i preview it the background is still transparent, but when i upload it to this site the background is white, any idea of whats wrong here? @
Are you sure it's a png? Regardless, open in photoshop and take out background again and save as completely new png file. Try that.

 3 years ago '15        #105
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 Chedda said
I made a different one for gifs. It should be stickyed in Wildish section.



Are you sure it's a png? Regardless, open in photoshop and take out background again and save as completely new png file. Try that.
damn idk bruh it still aint working, im trying to use it as my avy but everytime i upload here the background is white, how do i upload it as a smiley tho? ill test it as a smiley to see if its still the same or not

 2 years ago '16        #106
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 RayRay Dotson said
My file is saved as png, when i preview it the background is still transparent, but when i upload it to this site the background is white, any idea of whats wrong here? @
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Same for me. It worked and was transparent for one but the rest have the white background. I made them and saved them as png files the same way.

This is my first attempt:

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2nd:

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3rd and final:

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It's a lot of work but it's more fun than I thought. Might have to keep this up...

 2 years ago '08        #107
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 AshMonsta said
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Same for me. It worked and was transparent for one but the rest have the white background. I made them and saved them as png files the same way.

This is my first attempt:

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2nd:

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3rd and final:

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It's a lot of work but it's more fun than I thought. Might have to keep this up...
That is really odd why it is doing that. Here is some advice. On the last one I noticed your canvas is a little large. On the toolbar select the SQUARE tool and put your image in a square. Then crop the portion of the photo that is not in the square to make your canvas smaller. I talked about this on the bottom of page 1 or page 2.

 2 years ago '15        #108
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:dont:
My first attempt.

2nd

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:redthisishhere:


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can someone make this smiley size? please

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 2 years ago '16        #114
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my first attempt at this smiley game. I used Pinta to make this one since Im using a linux OS

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one question, how do you a.ss that greyish glow/shadow on the outline of the smiley?

EDIT: I tried doing it using the glow -> radius option


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 1 year ago '07        #116
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 eightytyson06 said
Was waiting for one of these threads....come 2015 imma be that new smiley king
its 2017 bro where you at with it?


 1 year ago '09        #117
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 Brother Bone said

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:dont:
My first attempt.

2nd

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:redthisishhere:

i need to make more mj smileys


ronnie never made any of the smilies in this thread official

 1 year ago '07        #118
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 messy marv stan said
i need to make more mj smileys


ronnie never made any of the smilies in this thread official
what you use?

 1 year ago '09        #119
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 Avon_Barksdale said
what you use?

portable photoshop and paint.net


smileys take no time to make on the netbook


programs take 45 seconds to load on the struggle laptop even though its defragmented each day

 1 year ago '07        #120
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 messy marv stan said
portable photoshop and paint.net


smileys take no time to make on the netbook


programs take 45 seconds to load on the struggle laptop even though its defragmented each day
send me those LANKS bruh

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 Avon_Barksdale said
send me those LANKS bruh


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photoshop portable


and



 1 year ago '07        #122
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 messy marv stan said

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photoshop portable


and




for Mac?



 1 year ago '09        #123
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 Avon_Barksdale said
for Mac?





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 messy marv stan said

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what about the other one?

 1 year ago '09        #125
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 Avon_Barksdale said
what about the other one?




theres a few options on there

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