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Making custom palettes using Paint.NET [Ra2/YR]
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Lexa
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:59 pm    Post subject:   Making custom palettes using Paint.NET [Ra2/YR]
Subject description: For YR/Ra2 loading screens.
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I saw AG's tutorial on how to make custom palettes on Irfanview. Then I tried using Paint.NET and it works. You can make custom palettes for your own loading screen using the good old Paint.NET.

Procedures:
1. Get Paint.NET.
2. Open Paint.NET.
3. Get the image you want (PNG recommended, I haven't tried others yet).
4. Now save the image as 8-Bit in the Save Configuration box.
5. After saving, open XCC Mixer -> right click on the PNG image -> click Copy as PAL.

There you go. Any clarifications, bad grammars, just reply the topic.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MS Paint and Paint.NET are not the same thing
also you forgot a link to the Paint.NET site
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the basic way of making palettes for pretty much any program, though .PNG isn't always recommended as some versions of XCC Mixer do not support .PNG. The easy Photoshop method for example:

1. Open Photoshop
2. Chose the image you'd like to create a palette for
3. Save the image as 8-Bit .PCX
4. After saving, open XCC Mixer -> right click on the .PCX image -> click Copy as PAL and your new palette will be dropped in your XCC Utilities directory
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Lexa
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Renegangsta wrote:
MS Paint and Paint.NET are not the same thing


Didn't said anything about that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exactly
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure most people will get that Paint and Paint.NET aren't the same.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:07 am    Post subject: PAL Reply with quote

I'm using Photoshop CS3 and when I save as, i don't have 8bit.pcx
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

go to Image> Mode>Indexed
leave everything as is
then save as pcx
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