By tupac »

Photo backgrounds can now finally be included in custom cards!

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Photoshop Guide


GIMP Guide

Step 1: Load the image you would like to use into GIMP

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Step 2: Create a new layer mask

Right click on the layer with your photo and choose "Add Layer Mask".

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The mask is like a layer that filters another layer. The original image will be visible wherever the layer mask is white, and transparent everywhere the layer mask is black.

Ensure that you are currently editing the mask by clicking on it in the layer panel.

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Step 3: Paint the background black

Select the paintbrush tool and make sure you are painting the color black.

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Once you have painted the entire background black, only the player will remain. You will see a white silhouette of the player on the layer mask thumbnail.

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Step 4: Save the file as a PNG

Go to File -> Export As and save your file as "Player-Name.png". *Make sure you enable the "Save color values from transparent pixels" option!*

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Step 5: Place your photo in the card generator

Add your photo to the card generator as usual, but enable the "Use photo background" option.

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Position your photo and ensure that all four corners of the card are covered by the background.

Step 6: Complete

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This is just one of many ways to achieve this using GIMP. It is also possible with Photoshop, and with a bit of effort you could also include different backgrounds in your photos. The most important thing is to avoid the erase tool as it can change pixels to black rather than making them transparent.

Have fun creating cards!

Last edited September 10th, 2018 by tupac
By ilikedadjokes21 »

That’s cool

By Batinather »
By ilikedadjokes21 »

Wait he changed his PFP tf

By sean »
By vincecarter15 »
By West_Wolf_Baller05 »

i am on a chrome book and can not use gimp. what should I do about that?

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By cdub »

lmao dis is great. I can literally create a card in 2 minutes if everything works

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By DEEPINTHEQ15 »

Currently looking for a similar method with Ps. Thanks pac!

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By vincecarter15 »

IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOING THIS WITH PHOTOSHOP FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Save the cut WITH the layer mask as a .PSD file

  2. Open that up in Gimp

  3. Make sure image is below 5 MB. Seems to only be a problem with Gimp cuts.

  4. Export as the instructions said