Make sure you have Jairus872's template for this tutorial.
Finding good pictures is harder than 2k17 because they must be full body. So, you can search on google (player name) full body. Make it larger than 2MP, i find that 4MP gives you very limited selection. If you have no ideas, search "slamonline kicks of the night" larger than 2MP and there will be a lot of of full body pics to chose from
Making the Background
When you copy/paste into gimp, hit crtl+d to duplicate the photo. The copy will be used later in the tutorial. To change the picture to black and white(B&W), you must click on "image" then "mode." Chose Grayscale from the options that appear.
Then, revert it back to RGB. The picture should stay B&W, and look like thisThen, just save it as whatever you want
Making the PNG
Take the duplicated picture and use it. Use this tutorial for how to cut out pictures in Gimp
When you're done, it should look like this
Then, file-export as a PNG and you are all set
Starting the Card
Open the template-it make take some time if its the first time you open it. It should be an amythest templatethat looks like this
I want to make my card a ruby. To do this, change the layer that is being viewed to the ruby version, like this
As you can see, there is a little "eye" symbol next to the amy gem. Unclick it and click the ruby one it will look like this
Do this for the tier, background gradient, and watermarks if ou wish to do a reward. If not, just unclick the eye but dont click the ruby one. Also, you would unclick the reward stripe layer and choose either Current or Historic, and get rid of the "1 of 450" text. Here is what my ruby template looks like after making changes.
Changing the text in gimp is not as easy as it is in PS. First, click on the layer with the desired text and use color picker to get the exact color of text needed
Then, make a text box next to the text, and type in what is needed. In my case, its the salary so 75. The text used is "Franklin Gothis Medium" and i find text size 183 is close to the actual text size. Then, position it over the original text, like this
Then, simply delete the original text layer, leaving just your text on the card.
Do this for all of the text, using these text sizes
1 of 450-184
It should look like this when you are finished
Placing a Player
First, open the B&W image. Make sure u are on the Background layer(at the bottom of the Layers tab) and select open as layers from the file page
Then, position it as you wish using scale tool. The best is probably to have the head at the same height as the gem.
Then, go to the "Player" layer and do the same thing, open as layers and scale tool to position it on top of the B&W.
Finally, you need the team. Save a PNG of the logo from online and use the same method on the "team" layer.
Now, you have a finished card. You should save it as an xcf in case you need to make changes (file-save as) and a PNG, which will be used to resize the picture(file-export)
Open up the PNG card. Use the scale tool to scale the picture down to 325x467. It is not the scale tool used when you changed the background and player, bit the one under the image tab at the top
Then just overwrite the PNG, upload to imgur, and you are done!