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Ink Effects Portraits for MekHQ / MegaMek
#1
Following a positive response to the first set posted up in the Portraits thread on the Battletech Forum, the Ink Effects Portraits pack has been expanded. Some samples of the ink effect portraits are at the end of this post.

Colour Ink Effects Portraits pack Version 1.10 dated 21 Jun 2013

http://www.mediafire.com/?4c3b3bgc0l9n6oi

Black&White Ink Effects Portraits pack Version 1.10 dated 21 Jun 2013

http://www.mediafire.com/?r3ho56w3z9b3bat

For personal, non-commerical use only. The copyright of original images rests with copyright holders.

Many thanks to:

Warpimp (Male_101 to Male_199, Female_101 to Female_199)
daddyholby (Male_201 to Male_600, Male_b01 to Male_b99, Female_201 to Female_400, Female_b01 to Female_b99)
Alain Dumont (Male_601 to Male_670, Female_401 to Female_499)
Sir Chaos (Male_801 to Male_900, Female_601 to Female_700)
krazzyharry (Male_a01 to Male_a99, Female_a01 to Female_a99)

for their contributions to the pack.

Also, extra special thanks to daddyholby for his idea for the B&W pack (for all us old school types who still love the black and white art in the original 80s and 90s FASA Battletech sourcebook).



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.jpg   Female_138.jpg (Size: 15.78 KB / Downloads: 515)
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#2
Male 210 is a shot of Bruce Willis from a great movie called Tears of the Sun
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#3
I been using them for awhile. I must say that I greatly prefer the black and white set.
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#4
I am glad to read that they are being enjoyed. DaddyHolby idea for a black and white set is genius.
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#5
I'm curious what settings you're using to make your ink effects. I've experimented with several different settings and I'm not satisfied entirely with mine.
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#6
I am using Paint.Net to prepare the portraits. Resize them all to 150 x 150 pixels for consistent sizing, then use Effects>Artistic>Ink Sketch. Then adjust sliders to give you the best result possible (usually I have Ink Outline set anywhere between 30-70, Colouring set at about 70-75).
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#7
(03-12-2012, 04:41 PM)Feenix74 link Wrote: I am using Paint.Net to prepare the portraits. Resize them all to 150 x 150 pixels for consistent sizing, then use Effects>Artistic>Ink Sketch. Then adjust sliders to give you the best result possible (usually I have Ink Outline set anywhere between 30-70, Colouring set at about 70-75).

I'm using the GIMP for all of it. Wink
In there its called Cartoonize for doing it...
And for me the settings are a little different. Your outline becomes radius for me. And I have to divide your numbers by 10 (3 gets me really nice it looks like)
Coloring becomes Percent... which I just add a decimal to yours.
So, for me 3.00 and 0.750 are working really good. Thanks.
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#8
Glad to be of service. Have fun!
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#9
Ink Effect portrait pack updated to Version 1.6. Once again, many thanks to DaddyHolby for his efforts in expanding the pack.
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#10
Feenix, do you think it'd be worth using the sort of pics at the links I PMed you the other day on the CGL board?  Some of the pics are just not something I can imagine using for a MechWarrior--but I'm putting them in my dir anyhow (non-filtered to look like ink) for use with admins, AsTechs, dependants, etc.

I could work on filtering them, even if some of them do look like/probably are retarded teenage models.  Perhaps as an optional supplementary pack, the "Ink Effects--Retarded Teenage Girls with One Eye Covered by Hair Salon Glam Expansion Pack.".  ;D
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#11
Absolutely, personally I liked the portraits on the United Agents site more than the hairstyles site, some of the hairstyles reminded me of bad early-80s pop bands  Big Grin

I would be very happy to add them to the Ink Effect Portrait Pack, it is not up to me to censor personnel portraits unless they are inappropriate (ie no porn - there is only one Natasha Kerensky  Wink , and no Nazis/serial killers/mass murders/etc. mechwarriors). As you say it is useful to have images suitable for a broad cross-section of personnel.

If you could "filter" the images you would like to see in the pack and email me the original images I can ink effect them for you and add them to the pack.
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#12
I've been d/l'ing the UA and other professional headshots as well.  Will work on getting those to you soon.  Busy at work...probably have to wait for the weekend.
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#13
No problems mate, this is a labour of love for all of us, so when you find time between RealLife[sup]tm[/sup] commitments just send them through. It will probably take a little bit of time for me to get them ink-ed (busy at work, caring for a 6 month old baby plus 3 teenagers and trying to renovate a house).
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#14
(04-10-2012, 04:50 PM)Feenix74 link Wrote: No problems mate, this is a labour of love for all of us, so when you find time between RealLife[sup]tm[/sup] commitments just send them through. It will probably take a little bit of time for me to get them ink-ed (busy at work, caring for a 6 month old baby plus 3 teenagers and trying to renovate a house).

Feenix, Alain, if you guys need help on this let me know.  Real life is calming down a bit for me right now and I don't have any new images downloaded yet for my next addition so I could help you guys out.
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#15
Many thanks DaddyHolby, I will take you up on that offer of assistance. However you should realise that with kids that when real life calms down that you are simply in the eye of the storm  Smile
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#16
Do you have a preferred format?  Jpg, png, gif?

First attempt, from the UA site:




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#17
(04-11-2012, 05:15 PM)Alain Dumont link Wrote: Do you have a preferred format?  Jpg, png, gif?

I believe we've been using png format for most of them.  I think there's the odd jpg or gif, but I believe png will be the smallest with decent/good quality.

(04-11-2012, 04:57 PM)Feenix74 link Wrote: Many thanks DaddyHolby, I will take you up on that offer of assistance. However you should realise that with kids that when real life calms down that you are simply in the eye of the storm  Smile

Yeah I know, but for the first weekend in forever that we don't have any commitments for either my kids nor work!!!!
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#18
Good work there Alain.

Suggest you try to stick to the colour images from UA as we are producing both Black & White and Colour versions of the portrait pack. Personally, I prepare the colour version then (I am using Paint.net) I can use the Black&White effect to immediately save a B&W version. Also, if you stick with the numbering convention we are using in the pack (eg Male_xxx or Female_xxx) that would be good. Please start your number at Male_601 and Female_401 that way I will be able to credit you with the portraits that you have produced.
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#19
Another couple of test images.  I'm pulling from actor's headshots, so these are non-military looking pics; is that something others consider useful?  I generally try to avoid Oxford shirts and/or suits, test image notwithstanding.


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#20
I think so, they can be used for support personnel, and besides not every portrait for your soldiers has to be "in uniform".

And those look good, good job!
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