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Thread: Tutorial for editing textures in GIMP
2ndHero
2ndHero


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posted December 23, 2007 10:41 AM
Edited by 2ndHero at 12:02, 25 Dec 2007.

Tutorial for editing textures in GIMP

First part:
Download latest version of GIMP from http://www.gimp.org/

Then download dds.plugin from
http://www.speedyshare.com/851192401.html
http://www.mediafire.com/?dcbsm1dnthb
Put the files in Gimp's plugins folder.

Then download 7-zip for opening the data.pak(or use some another programm) http://www.7-zip.org/


Second part:
Open the data.pak with 7-zip:

Now you are in the data.pak

Then choose folder Characters/Creatures/Faction/
I'm now in Inferno folder and I chose AlternativeUpgrade folder.
Now copy the texture you want to edit

NOTE: Unupgraded and the first upgrades' texures are in the Textures folder of the data.pak.

Third part:
Open GIMP and then open the texture you copied.
Then make selections of the areas you want to edit

Then you can esily edit the parts with color tools and many other nice tools.

Fourth part:
Then you zip the textures and rename the zip into h5u.
When you make the h5u.file, make sure you have all the same folders inside it that you copied the texture from. For example in this case Characters/Creatures/Inferno/AlternativeUpgrade

Hope this helped.




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Revolver
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posted December 23, 2007 12:49 PM
Edited by Revolver at 13:02, 23 Dec 2007.

cool thanks i've been wanting to try my best at retexturing, but never knew how to start.
i dont understand what to do with the plugin i tried to understand what to do from the lesson that you gave but he is talkin about differen files than what you gave, so can you give some instructions.
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2ndHero
2ndHero


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posted December 23, 2007 01:09 PM

Download the plugin from this link:
http://www.speedyshare.com/851192401.html
In my computer I put the plugin here:
F:\GIMP\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
So search the plugin folder and put the files there.
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Revolver
Revolver


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posted December 23, 2007 03:21 PM

as zip or to extract the files and add them?
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Sunjah
Sunjah


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posted December 23, 2007 08:07 PM

You are awesome!  Thanks for this post, it helps a lot.
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2ndHero
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posted December 23, 2007 09:33 PM

Quote:
as zip or to extract the files and add them?

Extract the files and put into the plug-ins folder.
@sunjah: Okay, thats good

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Revolver
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posted December 24, 2007 07:49 AM

thanks
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Lordi
Lordi


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posted December 24, 2007 03:33 PM

when i open speedyshares it brings me to funny-games :[
is there any other mirror

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2ndHero
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posted December 25, 2007 12:02 PM

Here is another mirror: http://www.mediafire.com/?dcbsm1dnthb
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Lordi
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posted December 25, 2007 02:24 PM

thanks

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VokialBG
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posted December 25, 2007 05:32 PM
Edited by VokialBG at 17:32, 25 Dec 2007.

Good But I dont advise using GIMP. There are so many better programs
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2ndHero
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posted December 25, 2007 05:34 PM

Quote:
Good But I dont advise using GIMP. There are so many better programs

Why not? It's free, easy to use and easy to get and install and there are many plugins for it and if you know how to use Paint Shop Pro(I have used it at school) you will know how to use Gimp.
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VokialBG
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posted December 25, 2007 05:45 PM

2 pics, equal processing, 300% zoom, the left one is PhotoShop:



Of course for OP software, GIMP is not bad
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Revolver
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posted December 26, 2007 02:11 PM
Edited by Revolver at 14:16, 26 Dec 2007.

can someone tell me where the heroes' .dss files?
primarily duncan's
using tote

edit:
found it
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InfernoX880
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posted December 26, 2007 09:49 PM

Can someone please explain how to do transparencies (like making rocks look like diamonds)? I'm having a problem with one of my textures (Crystal Dragon) and need help doing just that.

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2ndHero
2ndHero


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posted December 28, 2007 07:14 PM

Erase the rocks then change the paint brush's settings  so that it is 50%  transparent and paint on the erased rocks.
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