I think most people know how to do this but just in case some don't know, I'll post it here...
First off we'll need a sprite and use him for recoloring... (D'uh... >.>)
Let's take this green haired villager as an example.|---Getting the Skin and Hair Template---|
What we want to do next is get a template of his skin and his hair... But the question is how we'll do it?Step 1
- Produce at least 3 copies of this sprite Step 2
- To get the Skin Template simply take one copy of the sprite and start deleting parts of his body that's covering
his skin BUT don't delete the visible skin... (I think we all know what the skin looks like in sprites now right?).
Assuming you got it correctly, this should be the product of the work you've done.
Only the visible skin is not deleted.Step 3
- To get the Hair Template, take another copy of the sprite and start deleting parts of his body except the hair.
If you've done it correctly, it should result into this...
Only the hair is left.
Now that we've got both templates, what do we do next?|---Applying the Templates in the Hued or Edited Sprites---|Step 4
- Like the title that was stated above, We'll apply it to the colored or Hued sprites by opening the 2
templates and the original sprite in Photoshop.Step 5
- Next, we'll start changing the Hue and Saturation and Lightness of the original sprite by selecting it
and go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation option. (Just play around with it until you get to the color you want.)Step 6
- Now that you've changed the color of the sprite, even his skin is changed as well... so to fix that up, just copy the skin
template and paste it over to the original sprites changed skin. The result...
And there you have it... a recolored sprite... If you want, you can also use the Hair Template and paste it over to his changed hair.
You can also changed the Hue/Saturation of the hair template to have different hair colors as well... Just remember to keep the skin
a constant color... (D'uh... >.>)
Well that's just about it... simple and easy... should take you the work less in 20 minutes... You can make as many recolors you want
This post has been edited by Ven Juliene M. Corpuz: May 21 2009, 04:08 AM