The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

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The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by con_J » 26 Oct 2007 20:41

programs used:
Paint.net
trackmania nations

method:
1-run paint.net(don't have it? download it here http://www.getpaint.net/download.html)
2-find a pic that u like...
3- load it in Paint.net
4-delete the stuff that u dont want (aka: edges and/or background...)
5-save the pic in TGA format as Sticker.TGA
6-make a smaller copy, and save it as Icon.dds
7-make a folder and name its what u want...
8-put these pictures into ur new folder
9-move it into "game data/painter/stickers"
10-or if u want to color it, move into stencils..
voila! your own sticker!

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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by MR TJ » 22 Feb 2008 14:42

i tryed this guide but it didnt sem to work.. dono if i did it wrong, but it didtn work. ok.. new problem.. the sticker is totaly destroyed in tmn paint mode :shock: ok i got it to work. when you save the sticker you need to klick that you dont whant to compres the pickture. :lol: :3 nice tut :1 now i can drive with my own stickers on my car :pil
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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by MikoZ » 07 Mar 2008 18:14

excatly.. how small copy :mrgreen:
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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by rimasR » 18 Mar 2008 18:54

MikoZ wrote:excatly.. how small copy :mrgreen:
with ifranview and resize it. vualia! :mrgreen: emm... how i can do .dds format? :shock:
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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by Trackmaniack » 24 Apr 2008 16:01

Is there a walkthrough to creating stickers with MSPaint and DXTBmp?
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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by f*ckfish » 24 Apr 2008 18:52

Trackmaniack wrote:Is there a walkthrough to creating stickers with MSPaint and DXTBmp?
Argh, did I just read MSPaint?
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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by Retodon8 » 24 Apr 2008 21:14

Trackmaniack wrote:Is there a walkthrough to creating stickers with MSPaint and DXTBmp?
If you have only Paint, the first step of that tutorial is to find a better alternative. :)
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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by con_J » 26 Apr 2008 19:01

Retodon8 wrote:If you have only Paint, the first step of that tutorial is to find a better alternative. :)
..which is Paint.Net!

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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by UKFC»ACE » 27 Apr 2008 00:40

I've never used paint.net but I believe its the brill.

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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by guijido » 07 May 2008 15:22

con_J wrote:programs used:
Paint.net
trackmania nations

method:
1-run paint.net(don't have it? download it here http://www.getpaint.net/download.html)
2-find a pic that u like...
3- load it in Paint.net
4-delete the stuff that u dont want (aka: edges and/or background...)
5-save the pic in TGA format as Sticker.TGA
6-make a smaller copy, and save it as Icon.dds
7-make a folder and name its what u want...
8-put these pictures into ur new folder
9-move it into "game data/painter/stickers"
10-or if u want to color it, move into stencils..
voila! your own sticker!
it doesen't work :( and i did just as it's wrote. Can someone help me PLEASE :( :( :( ...... I really want my stickers on my car. any sugestion???
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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by UKFC»ACE » 07 May 2008 16:53

With TMF you save them to C:\.......\My Documents\TrackMania\Painter\Stickers and you must restart the game to see new files. Let us know how you get on.

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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by guijido » 12 May 2008 16:22

it doesn't work :( ..........but here is the thing, when i go in paint in game , in the bar where are the stickers are show, the image of my stickers apear, but when i click on it to put it on the car it doesn't apear on it.........can any one help me :(
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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by UKFC»ACE » 12 May 2008 20:28

OK each sticker folder must have a unique name and each folder must contain 2 files. These are...

Icon.dds (This is the image you will see in the sticker menu bar)
Sticker.tga (This is the actual sticker that is painted on the car)

The two files MUST have these file names and MUST be in these formats!! If you can see the Icon for your sticker then you're at least half way there.
Make sure the other file is called 'Sticker' and that it is saved in the targa format (.tga).
Make sure your brush is not set to full transparency. (On the 3 slider controls in your paint control panel - move the top slider to the right)
If your .tga file has an all black Alpha channel then you will not see it as the Alpha channel controls transparency.

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Re: The n00b's guide to making stickers with Paint.net

Post by BAiT » 19 May 2008 05:37

I got Paint.net, I've figured out how to do the transparencies, and the stickers work, but in the sticker selection bar I just get red and black chequers. I have sticker.tga and icon.dds files in each folder, but I get the chequers in everyone I've done.
I got TMNF from steam so I've been putting them in
D:\Valve\Steam\steamapps\common\trackmania nations forever\GameData\Painter\Stickers
rather than in the mydocs one. Everything works bar the icons in the selection bar.

Have I missed something?
Do I need another program to make dds files?

Also, I'm quite happy to share the stickers I've done once I get the icons fixed.

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