Making Custom Billboards

Tutorial for Firestorm FS, Red Alert 2 RA2, Tiberian Sun TS

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Aro

Category: Graphics
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Created: Wednesday July 29, 2009 - 6:02
Updated: Sunday October 11, 2009 - 8:42
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Summary: Making custom billboard graphics for TS, RA2 or YR.
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Tools Required: XCC Mixer, Photoshop, OSHPBuilder.

Making your own custom billboards is actually really easy though it looks like a pretty complicated thing to do. If you want to make your own custom billboards, this tutorial should give you a good understanding on how to do it (You need some basic Photoshop knowledge).

Step 1: Start by opening your XCC Mixer >> TIBSUN.MIX >> ISOTEMP.MIX and then extract a Billboard. Open the billboard up in the OSHPBuilder so now you have all four frames set and ready (Your healthy state, damaged state and the shadow frames). Once you've done this, remember to set the correct palette and Zoom level, then take a screen shot of the Billboard and crop it in MS Paint or some other program. If you don't want to take a screen shot etc. You can use this billboard base:

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Step 2: Once you've got a billboard base to work with, Open up Photoshop and open your billboard base. Remember: Get an image you want to put on the billboard. Once you've got your billboard set up and the image you'd like to put on the billboard, Scale the image down so it'll fit the billboard.

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