I'm too new to edit posts, so I apologize for the double-post.
I am having good luck using in-game screens and making my own character portraits. However I cannot seem to get them working for companions. I have one companion and I have renamed the original portraits and gave my replacement files the original ones' names. They are in the companion portrait folder. My character portrait is replaced in game, but the companion's is not. I searched the game folder for other instances of that name, can't see where else it would still be pulling the old portraits from, but it is. I even moved the originals, renamed, to my desktop. Still calling the originals. I'm using the same procedure as for my created character, other than the folders (companion vs player).
Any idea why this might be happening?
I would try just making a copy of the portrait you chose, naming it something slightly different, then porting in the portrait you want and name it it identically to the portrait you orginally picked. It should resolve the issue.
Alternatively the unfortunate only other option I can come up with off the top of my head would be to save before making the new character, go into a new game cycle, create them as you want, screen shot it, quit out, make a custom portrait per usual, then make the character in game and choose the correct portrait.
Thanks for the reply. I'm actually not having any problems with the main character portrait. It's only the companion portraits. Calisca's portrait won't change. I've read every guide out there, including this one, and I'm doing everything correctly, to my knowledge. For her portrait, here is what I've done:
Screenshot her inventory screen
Photoshop to select the area I want and set the dimensions to 210x330 and 72ppi, run a filter, etc.,
Save as PNG
Moved the default Calisca portrait files to another folder.
Moved my new PNGs into the companion portrait folder.
Copied the names of the original files, and pasted them over the names of mine (portrait_calisca_sm and portrait_calisca_lg dot png)
Renamed the originals to include the word BACKUP in the filename.
I opened PoE, loaded my save game. I see my own character's portrait changed correctly, but hers is not. I've tried starting a new game after doing the PNG stuff and same thing. I also tried putting her default portraits into the recycle bin where I know the game can't access them. I don't see how the game is calling the original portraits; they should effectively not even exist as far as PoE is concerned.
I have compared my PNGs to the others in the companion folder. All the same dimensions, ppi, roughly the same file size, etc. All PNGs. I can see those images and my own, and NOT the original Calisca ones in that folder. It all looks correct. But the game still calls her old portrait somehow. I also tried saving into a new save slot, quitting out of PoE, then launching PoE and loading the new save. Same.