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Army of mini-fats!
Here's the ones I did tonight!

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They look so much better in PNG form. It's unfortunate that FA only allows GIF images to have the transparent background, as they're more jaggy looking and if I save for web, they have a white halo effect on them.

Anyone know how to make smooth looking GIFs?
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vivadawolf From: vivadawolf Date: April 24th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I dont think theres a way to make gifs with smooth edges like pngs...
FA allows png just fine? http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3301385/ heres a png of mine. the thumbnail might look weird though
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 24th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
On the avatars they don't. They put that black background on them that they do for the thumbnail/previews on pngs :/ When Vantid tried to upload hers as a png it had a black background around it, so she uploaded it as a gif and it was slightly jaggy, but transparent.
unciaa From: unciaa Date: April 24th, 2010 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
If you want better edges with a single bit of transparency (that is, no white halo) then you'll need to first make a mask for the transparency, then make the background of the actual image the same colour as the ink (or, if you've an ink layer, fill out the outside of it and correct all the aliasing issues left by the fill tool).
Right now the problem is that you're doing two things, you're fading the ink at the same time as you're transitioning it to white, which is what gives you the halo. You want the colour to remain the same.

It's not really a problem with ink, as it means you only need a single colour, the headaches start if you have a multicoloured, uninked character, at which point you pretty much need to manually draw the colours outwards (or, draw behind the picture) relative to the colour next to the edge.
wicked_sairah From: wicked_sairah Date: April 24th, 2010 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
keesh From: keesh Date: April 24th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my! These /are/ cute! Can you put me down for one? :D
From: asathena Date: April 24th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh these are TOO CUTE!!!
gab From: gab Date: April 24th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can change the color of the matte when saving for the web... you can also set it to have 'no matte' but it'll have kind of jaggedy edges. But that's better than white halos. :) I recommend playing with the matte settings.
justblieve From: justblieve Date: April 24th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha those are cute :)
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