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A while back my friend holleyb76 was wanting to recolor some posters for her Maxis Taste Dare, but the tutorials I've seen out there make it seem much more complicated than it need be (burying the information in a load of things most players wouldn't need to know.) It's actually quite easy, so I threw together a tutorial for her in google docs. I figured other simmers might find it useful, so I'm sharing it here in case anyone else would like that information.

Don't let the word "Sim Pe" scare you, if you can open a file you can use photostudio!



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Apr. 3rd, 2012 01:18 am (UTC)
Wow this is super helpful! Thank you! I've always wanted to create custom pictures and this is a great chance.
Now if only you could add a tutorial on how your pictures are so clear! I have GIMP, but don't really understand the different things you talked about on formspring.
Apr. 3rd, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Ooh I love when people simplify things! I always find myself copying down about a third of the tutorials on mts so I don't have to sift through them every time I want to do something again :D
Apr. 3rd, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
I never knew it was so simple, this is awesome.
(Hello from long time lurker xD)
Apr. 3rd, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks! :D
Glad I could help! Welcome! :D
Apr. 4th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Hooray! (That's how I thought it should go, but I was confused initially, especially as I use GIMP, so a lot of people talking about phostoshop manage to loose me.)
Apr. 6th, 2012 10:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I haven't even dared to try, but it would be great fun to have pictures of sims' friends and family on the walls as re-colors.

Thank you!
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I was a little afraid to try at first too, but it turned out to be much easier than I'd expected.
Apr. 8th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've never tried SimPe before, but I've been wanting to recolour some pictures.
A few Questions:
How would you go about recolouring pitures if you wanted a frame left out for pictures? If you were recolouring a picture with a frame would it sorta be self-explainatory when I entered SimPe. And also (So many questions! Sorry!) with the frame concept, what if you wanted to put different photos into different frames in the same object?
For example in the case of an object like this:
If you would prefer to point me in the direction of another tutorial, any help would be appreciated!
Thank you so so much!
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
When using photostudio, you're pretty much stuck with the frames unless you can find a slaved version without it. (Or just to recolor something without a frame)

For the multiple pictures within a frame, you would probably have to recolor it using the object workshop. Downloading and setting up the necessary tools is kind of a hassle, but once you get that done it's really not that difficult: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=102356

You can also use Wizards of Sim PE to color Maxis objects: http://sims.ambertation.de/wizards1.shtml

Edited at 2012-04-08 09:17 pm (UTC)
Apr. 9th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the quick reply!
I actually meant to say keep the frames, so that's good!
And finally for the multi picture thing, would the pictures (say there were 4 in the frame set) be pressed together or separate things to recolour?

Thanks again! I love your story and you are so helpful!
Apr. 9th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
Most likely they would be together and you would have to resize and paste them in, but it really depends on the mapping of the object. When you use the design tool on the object in game, if it allows you to change each picture individually then you could do them separately.

Hope that makes sense for you!
Apr. 9th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
It does! Thanks so much! I'll let you know how my first SimPe job goes!
Apr. 11th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Lovely tutorial. ^^ One thing I wanted to mention though, is that some images do need to be flipped, like The Lady On Red. No idea why EAxis made some of their meshes backwards, but I had to redo a fair few poster recolours because I kept forgetting that.
Apr. 11th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that is a good point. I was doing this with the travelposter in mind, but you're right there are a few that call for flipping and even rotating. I'll put a note in the tutorial about it, thanks!
May. 6th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
Hey Skelljay!
Hey skelljay, thanks, this really helps a lot, but my computer's internet explorer stops working every time i try to download one of the game templates, could you add them to a file hosting site instead?
May. 6th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey Skelljay!
Those aren't mine to do that with, I'm sorry. Have you tried using Firefox or Google Chrome?
May. 6th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey Skelljay!
I used google chrome, and may I say, that was an EXTRENELY helpful tutorial! Very easy to follow, and not complicated at all! Thanks a lot!
Aug. 11th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Hi I was wondering how you got the posters set at an angle like that? it looks so awesome!
Jul. 19th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is a lot simpler than the way I recolor. I've been using Object Workshop for all my photo/painting recolors but this definitely seems like a much faster way of doing things.
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