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How to make custom Portraits


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edit: damn but the UI art(texture) looks so much better then the one in PoE.

Actually no it really doesn't.  It is blatantly low res and looks pixelated.

 

That said this is easy to do with custom portraits.  You just start with a very large image, make the "large pic" a full body shot, then make the "small pic" just a focus on the head and shoulders.  Here is a concept image I just tossed together to show what I mean.  Original image I used in the top right, and the portrait and status screens are pasted in as well.

 

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Actually no it really doesn't.  It is blatantly low res and looks pixelated.

 

It really does, it has much more character then the PoE one, which just looks plain.


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This is Fantastic!



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edit: damn but the UI art(texture) looks so much better then the one in PoE.

Actually no it really doesn't.  It is blatantly low res and looks pixelated.

 

That said this is easy to do with custom portraits.  You just start with a very large image, make the "large pic" a full body shot, then make the "small pic" just a focus on the head and shoulders.  Here is a concept image I just tossed together to show what I mean.  Original image I used in the top right, and the portrait and status screens are pasted in as well.

 

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That's a seriously awesome portrait. Did you pull it from some collection? Source? :)



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That's a seriously awesome portrait. Did you pull it from some collection? Source? :)

Uh it is from some phone based app card game actually.... It is called Legend of the Cryptids.  Let me see if I can find the image again.

Here is a link to the actual artist's Deviant Art page: http://eventrue.devi...man-I-435430299
 

 

This is Fantastic!

Thanks :D


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Karkarov: While I really like those portraits in PoE, I think I like that art style even better. It's a tad more realistic, and I reckon it fits the POE overall art direction in the areas we've seen so far.


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Great, thanks for this guide. Now I can use my own main character image. :-)



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Great, thanks for this guide. Now I can use my own main character image. :-)

;) Thanks!  It will be interesting to see if people get some custom pic mods running for release.  Somehow I think someone may manage it.



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Usually you can use a high resolution picture, and the game will scale it for you, no ?



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Usually you can use a high resolution picture, and the game will scale it for you, no ?

Usually yes.  I can test it if you think it is really a big deal.  Personally with good image editing the resolution the game allows is more than enough.



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Sorry for the double post but I can no longer edit my last one.... le sigh.  So I tested the custom portraits limits today.  I will mostly let the images speak for themselves.  The long and short of it is, yes, images that are larger than the suggested size will work.  That said, they won't work well and you should scale them to the recommended size.

 

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Does jpg format work or do I have to stick with png?



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Does jpg format work or do I have to stick with png?

Jpegs work.  I would advise using PNG where possible as they tend to be a higher quality image in general, less artifacting etc.  As far as I know BMP and even GIF should also be okay.


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Not sure if there's anyone interested in it, but It seems that I've found a way on how to "convert" photos to paintings. Maybe it doesn't match PoE style that much but at least looks better than a photo.

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The phaaaaaaaaantom of the opera is theeereee...


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I can make a tutorial if it's good enough

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I can make a tutorial if it's good enough

Sure, if you want to do it there is no reason not to.  It could be helpful to someone.



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Well, since I didn't particualry like any of the female elves portraits for the rogue that I'm planning to play I've decided look elswhere. Found an awesome one on trusty deviantart:

http://www.deviantar...guard-464968307

 

And after some tweaking (why no white hair for wood elves, Obsidian?) here it is:

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Ingame pics: 

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Btw, resolution doesn't have to be strictly 210x330 and 76x96, it just needs to be of the exact same aspect ratio.


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I did a portrait with my own face, looks a bit funny but still, it's always nice to have your own face in game.
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making of (for those interested):
http://i.imgur.com/ID8dN90.jpg


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Btw, resolution doesn't have to be strictly 210x330 and 76x96, it just needs to be of the exact same aspect ratio.

That's true but you should really read my post a bit further up about why you don't want to do that and why you should scale your portraits to the same size as those provided by Obsidian.


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