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My paint.net and powerpoint card templates
User: Neo42
Date: 2/25/2010 12:26 pm
Views: 1823
Rating: 3

I posted this in response to another thread but I think others would enjoy this.

Paint.net is a good free tool (comparable to photoshop but free!).  Paint.net is for windows.  There are other options for mac.  

Here is my card template in paint.net format.  Play around with toggling layers on and off.  I like to have a white or colored border around my card image so that the deck looks uniform from the side.  Also, I heard that white bordered cards look best from gamecrafter.  

So my layers are based on having a border around my card.  You can play around and get yours to use no border if you want.  I will also upload my ppt file.  You can copy from the ppt to paint.net and it will paste at the right size into a card image layer.

my-card-template---gamecrafter.pdn my-card-template---gamecrafter.pdn
Re: My paint.net and powerpoint card templates
User: Neo42
Date: 2/25/2010 12:30 pm
Views: 31
Rating: 3

Here is the ppt file that I was referring to.  If you don't have powerpoint, then get openoffice.

I build the cards in powerpoint and then copy the card into paint.net.  Then I save as an image and upload to game crafter.  

 

I just realized that another good option might be to create it all in powerpoint and use powerpoint's "save as" to image.  BUT the powerpoint file will have to be sized correctly so that it comes out as the image size that gamecrafter expects.  I will try that and perhaps upload a powerpoint only template.  

Paint.net is great though for creating useful image affects and gradients.  So, it may be involved still, but powerpoint makes it easier to manipulate text (which is why it's involved).

pMy-card-template---gamecrafter.ppt pMy-card-template---gamecrafter.ppt
Re: My paint.net and powerpoint card templates
User: Neo42
Date: 2/25/2010 1:47 pm
Views: 18
Rating: 3

I posted my better ppt template in the other forum (publishing support).  

http://www.thegamecrafter.com/forums/publishing-support/my-powerpoint-card-template---save-as-jpg#idMuIPcfWz3eqmNpGmm9imag

All you need for this one is ppt, but I do recommend a graphics editor like paint.net (for actual pixel editing and graphical affects).

 

Re: My paint.net and powerpoint card templates
User: Andreas.Pelikan
Date: 2/27/2010 12:49 pm
Views: 59
Rating: 1

Who the f*** rates gives thumbs down ratings on those postings? Although the card design might not be the most outstanding, it's a great service of Neo to share the templates with us, and this curtsey shouldn't be turned down.

Gonna click some thumbs up to cancel out the downs.

 

have fun
Andreas


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Re: My paint.net and powerpoint card templates
User: mind_ranger
Date: 2/27/2010 5:28 pm
Views: 137
Rating: 0

I do have to agree with Pelikan.  As much as it seems kind of absurd to me to design graphics in PowerPoint, frankly, artists do far weirder things, and it's a harmless preference... and definitely, nobody should be harassing someone trying to help the community.  +1 from me as well.

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Re: My paint.net and powerpoint card templates
User: Warpunk Studio
Date: 2/27/2010 6:17 pm
Views: 594
Rating: 0

 

Aye, thumbs from I as well.

 

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