The problem with LRs is that the lightning effect affects each card in a different way, even though the animation is the same. So by pasting a different card onto it I had to choose what to mask out and what not, when ideally you'd have the lightning effect on a different layer. Like in the LR Trunks gif, where you can kinda see a bit of lightning under his semi-transparent hair, and that's how it should be. If there was a simple way to get those PNGs I'd be happy to help with future LR thumbnails (including LR Trunks & Goten), but at the moment I wouldn't know how or where to get a card's PNG, or the LRs' lightning effects...
That's great, thank you! :) I just figured out how to download the required PNGs from dbz.space, so the LR Broly animation's files should give me everything I need even for cards of other types (mainly the lightning animation and the big star).
Now I'm gonna try to export the lightning animation from Gimp to a single Photoshop file, and if everything goes according to plan, with Photoshop a single copy & paste should be enough for future cards. I'll let you guys know!
All right, I exported the animation to Photoshop (thanks again GROSJUNG!), and I downloaded the other type-specific icons from dbz.space, although I could only find them in English. Setting up the Thumbnail Factory took way longer than I expected, but it's finally ready! Here's a before/after comparison:
Well, even if they are, the problem is that I'm a perfectionist, and I want to solve this problem! (I hate Photoshop sometimes...)
Actually, I might have figured out what the problem is, and if that's it, it's going to take quite a bit of time to solve it... but hey, that card won't be coming to Global for months, so there's no rush!
Oh, I see. No it's not that, basically the white border is due to the fact that there are many semi-transparent pixels, and gifs don't like them at all, so those pixels become either completely transparent or completely white, and that's why they appear only after the image is saved as gif... and it's probably the most annoying thing about gifs. In other words, Photoshop tries to save too many pixels.
GIMP on the other hand cares much less about quality, and in this case less quality is what we want, because that white border looks horrendous on a non-white background (and sometimes these cards may end up on pages like these ones where the background is green). So what I need to do is export every single frame of the lightning animation and save it as gif from GIMP, and then use the frames of that gif and copy & paste them one by one on my Photoshop file, aka the Thumbnail Factory available for any future card. I'll also have to export one by one the frames of the rotating rays behind the card, which look pretty cool behind Goten & Trunks and other LRs, even though they're not very noticeable...
Once this work is done, I'll finally be able to copy & paste any card and get the thumbnail immediately ready, which is what we wanted in the first place D:
Yeah the white border is slightly stronger than the one in GROSJUNG's JP version, probably because of the same reason that made me start all over again yesterday: Photoshop trying to save as many pixels as it can. If I remove the white background layer (there is one under every LR's thumbnail) it looks a bit more similar to the original, but I doubt there's anything else I could do... here's a comparison with the new version without background:
hey, merci beaucoup pour ce petit tuto, j'ai réussis a tous faire sauf une chose, La BDD, elle nécessite un mot de passe qui, après maintes tentative, reste toujours introuvable, si tu l'as à ta connaissance, pourrais-tu me le Mp ?
Some member would like to include a new and interactive content, such as super attack videos and tactics videos. I would like to invite you to the discussion on the link below so we can understand if there's any interest from the admin's to include this kind of content and what are the "Ground rules" to do so.
Salut ! J'ai vu que tu avais partagé ton template pour les miniatures animées de LR et je préférais te demander si ça ne te dérangeait pas que je l'adapte un peu pour le wiki français ? J'aimerais bien m'y mettre aussi vu que ça prend énormément de temps à faire selon Trunk_suu. ^^
Aucun problème ! Si tu veux j'ai conserver toutes les frames de toutes les animations. J'ai pas encore attaqué hercule et zamasu/rosé par contre. Ca fait un moment que j'ai pas papoté avec suusuu donc fais lui un bisou pour moi à l'occasion ! (^_^)
Finalement j'ai aussi Gohan SSJ 2 à faire... j'avais donné les éléments à suusuu pour qu'il la fasse donc je n'ai rien et surtout à l'époque je ne maitrisais pas encore la petite subtilité du fond blanc pour avoir une animation propre lors des réductions.
le format psd est propre à photoshop il me semble donc je ne pourrais pas le lire avec GIMP je pense. si tu as du format xcf ça m'arrange sinon c'est pas grave c'était pour en garder une archive si besoin.