Forum:Preferred transparency type
What do you guys think is the best way to make images transparent? i have several techniques, out of which i prefer the 10x 2.0 feather outline. But what do you think? Here's a comparison: http://i49.tinypic.com/2q8t253.png
There's one last above them all, which is manual path erase, but it requires so much work that i'm not going ton include.
Edit: I though you could just discuss things in yew grove much like the forum..lol sorry. I'm not really looking for general rswiki guideline... just opinions.
Anyway, i sometimes used to upload more than 10 images per day, so the time spent is seriously important.
More about how to make them:
Clear erase: Color-select the background without tolerance and then erase.
Select erase: Color-select the background without tolerance and then run an eraser tool along the outlines of the selection.
5x 2.0 feather erase: Color-select background without tolerance with size 2.0 feather and erase the background about 5 times.
10x 2.0 feather outline: Do clear erase, then select empty area with 2.0 feather and paint 10 times with black, and then erase.
Selection path erase: Do clear erase, then select the empty area and turn selection into a path, then run eraser tool along the path.
Manual path erase: Make a path manually along the outlines of the subject. This is best than any other but requires so much work is thould be only used for major subjects (such as i did for Guthix) this is almost required for non-equipment images as background can't be selected from the color.
22.214.171.124 19:44, June 10, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - I'm not sure if this requires a YG thread, but anyways, my favourites are the first and the last ones. The first one is the real one, but it looks kind of weird. The last one looks awesome, but it's not exactly what you see in-game. I kind of disliked your favourite one, as it seems to leave a black outline. bad_fetustalk 20:47, June 10, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - I think the manual erase looks the best, even though it is a lot of work for detailed pics.00:28, June 11, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - I personally think the last one is the best, as the anti-aliasing is pretty good. But, I think when making images transparent, it would be best to use the first one, as it is of acceptable quality, while much quicker than the last. I'm sure it's not going to be something that majorly affects the day-to-day running of the wiki. If we did decide on one, it'd only be a guideline, not a policy as such. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 01:59, June 11, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - I think it is best when image editors take pride in their work and realize that the time they spend on an image is directly reflected in its quality. Manual outlines are worth the effort.05:21, June 12, 2010 (UTC)
Question - I've been taking a few HD images to replace some SD one's. I crop and trans before uploading. I'm kinda confused about which of the above methods of making an image transparent I use the quick selection tool and sometimes rubber if there are leftover pixels. I might feather at 2-5px as well. Also, I would like to know the best pixel number for feathering. I'm also not exactly sure what feathering does, I don't see any visible changes. Thanks 222 talk 10:15, June 12, 2010 (UTC)
- Care to expand on that comment. 06:11, June 13, 2010 (UTC)
Closed No consensus, people work as they can and choose to.--Degenret01 21:26, July 5, 2010 (UTC)