Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

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Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby mason4300 » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 06:33

Greetings, various spacefaring peoples,

As my third full year of playing AE is right around the corner (and I was bored) I decided to redo my old graphic pack, which is getting a bit dusty. When I made the original, I was still new to Photoshop (and AE). Using tricks I've learned since then, I managed to create something that I believe is a bit nicer, and more interesting to look at.
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Click here for ZIP file: http://www.box.net/shared/jqs4kbf3rt

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Click here for RAR file: http://www.box.net/shared/g7f9n5un1f

Please leave any feedback, my old pack has been downloaded hundreds of times, but I don't even know if anyone actually uses it or not. :P
My old pack is still available here: http://forum.astroempires.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1741

Just unzip the contents into your 'stars' folder, and you've got some nice new stars!
To do this, you must first download the astroempires graphic pack, and make sure it works; only after you do that should you attempt to install this, otherwise it just won't work. I hope you all enjoy these.
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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby Ski » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 06:48

It would be easier in a .zip file. Most people don't and I should have one but you need a program to open .rar. I'll have to download one later when I don't have so much of a bandwidth limitation.

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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby mason4300 » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 06:54

Ski wrote:It would be easier in a .zip file. Most people don't and I should have one but you need a program to open .rar. I'll have to download one later when I don't have so much of a bandwidth limitation.



Sorry about that, didn't even realize I had RARed it. I added a ZIP link. :)

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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby Ski » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 07:07

OK I got it but I think your first pack looks brighter and clearer. Additionally in the new package all the circles around all the stars with squares around those does not flow well IMO.

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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby mason4300 » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 07:11

Ski wrote:OK I got it but I think your first pack looks brighter and clearer. Additionally in the new package all the circles around all the stars with squares around those does not flow well IMO.


The beauty of it all is that you can mix and match elements that you do like with those of my, or others', packs. :) So if you like the grid background, but want to keep the old stars without the boxes, you can do so. Unfortunately, it'll look odd if you do that, as the old stars don't have transparent backgrounds, so it'd conflict with the grid. I plan on remaking the stars from scratch later, when I have the time, so keep an eye out for that. I'll make a couple versions, with and without the boxes.
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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby mason4300 » Wed 24 Feb, 2010 23:56

Artwork forum mod for some reason never moved this to the graphic pack section although I had asked, so I'm bumping this.

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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby Ory'Hara » Thu 25 Feb, 2010 00:45

mason4300 wrote:Artwork forum mod for some reason never moved this to the graphic pack section although I had asked, so I'm bumping this.


use this. they might listen to it, next time <.<

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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby FasterThanLight » Wed 04 Apr, 2012 16:11

This is probably a stupid question but since I don't have a stars folder I assume I just make one inside the the folder of the GP I am using and place all your images in there?

Thanks for any help :)

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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby Ory'Hara » Wed 04 Apr, 2012 16:50

FasterThanLight wrote:This is probably a stupid question but since I don't have a stars folder I assume I just make one inside the the folder of the GP I am using and place all your images in there?

Thanks for any help :)

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that'd be the thing to do, yes.

although not much point in doing so, they're discontinuing the graphic packs, so it'll all be obsolete w/o the choice of using it.

instead of writing an extra couple lines of code, they decide to remove the whole thing. isn't that just peachy?

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Re: Star Pack 2 : three year anniversary addition

Postby FasterThanLight » Tue 10 Apr, 2012 10:19

Yeah I noticed it's a shame really there are a lot of talented people out there and the standard GUI is... well... extremely boring!

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