Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

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Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

Postby cliffski » Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:05 pm

I use photoshop to make the flags for the game. Here are the files if you have a copy of photoshop and want to make a new flag that matches the existing ones:

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/ho ... _files.zip

The zip contains 2 files:

1414.psd. This is the 'displacement' file.

and

testflag_using1414displacer.psd

That is the multi-layered photoshop file that is used to make the flag. Basically get a 1024x768 flag image and paste it as a new layer into the main psd. set its blending options to soft light, and delete the german layer (or hide it). Then go to filter : distort : displace and choose 10 for both scales. When it prompts you for a displacement file, select 1414.psd. Then save the whole composite image down as a bitmap, and enlarge the canvas so it is 1024 X 1024 with the flag at the top bit.
That should be it!
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Re: Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

Postby TomPhil » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:34 pm

Wow, it even works with Photoshop Elements! Brilliant, thanks Cliff!
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Re: Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

Postby Pandaman2000 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:57 am

Tom, what version of Photoshop Elements are you using?
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Re: Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

Postby TomPhil » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:22 am

4.0.
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Re: Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

Postby sambrookjm » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:58 am

You can also use GIMP for editing these files as well. The GIMP already has several gradients built-in that are Flags (France, Germany, Mexico, Romania) that you can use on the German Layer to create that country's flag in seconds.
I think I've had this deja vu before.
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Re: Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

Postby Brendon » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:23 pm

My Flag for Nationstates 2 :) Without Cliffski's flag waving thing and photoshop, it would never look this good.

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Now I just need to figure out how to reduce it's size to 10 KB :(
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Re: Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

Postby noachian » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:49 pm

Where do i unzip them to?

Sorry I am quite useless when it comes to modding.
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Re: Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)

Postby TomPhil » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:52 pm

Anywhere you like.

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