How to: Fixing lazily-made masks with Paint.NET

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Post #1by Wohlstand » 22 Jun 2014, 16:03

If you don't know what a "lazily-made" sprite is, for an overview read this


What we all know happens when attempting to use lazily-made masks:
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Here I'm going to explain in detail about fixing these lazily-made masks:
example
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After opening broken image, I recommend set zoom to large size:
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Step 1:
Take "Magic spell" tool, and set selection mode to "Append":
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And click to all background areas on image for check them to "selected":
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Step 2:
Take brush tool, and set any large size:
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Don't forget to set foreground color to White:
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And we can paint over background, for fix wrong color of background:
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Step 3:
Now, you must invert selection and change foreground to black:
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Paint over non-transparent zone by black color:
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And image was fixed :wink:

Step 4:
Now, you must save image:
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Don't forget set both values to 0:
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And mask was fixed!
Image => Image


Sprite-designers, please don't make lazily-made masks next time!
And save files as the real .GIF, not .BMP renamed with the .GIF extension

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