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New Article: Minifig Torso Designs and Stickers Volume 2

Postby SavaTheAggie » Mon Jan 19, 2004 9:41 pm

Hey all,

A new article has been added to our How-To section. Feel free to check it out.

Feedback on any article is always appreciated.

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Postby Troy T. Moore » Mon Jan 19, 2004 9:52 pm

Wow, Anthony! Great job, sooo much variety :D Would photopaper be better to print on and would regular cartridges do this? (Any one can answer this who knows, Mr. Sava has done quite enough :wink: ) I used sticker paper before and they do not come out as crisp, nor as bright.
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Postby Bricksidge » Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:02 pm

Wow! Tons of great torsos here. More than even I expected. Great job, it'll be a great resource for the community
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Postby Devari » Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:13 pm

MAN! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

YOU ROCK! :D

Wow, lotsa good torsos.
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Postby architect » Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:25 pm

Hi Anthony,

This collection is shattering! I thought the last one was large. You have outdone yourself. :D

I hope that the torsos will be widely used by LEGO fans. It should definitely change what our current medieval world looks like. Thank you.

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Postby wlister » Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:27 pm

Thanks for all the hard work Anthony, you truly out do yourself and leave the rest of us in awe. Now if only I could convince my wife we need a new printer...

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Postby groovyd2001 » Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:31 am

More torsos I can finally use all those space minifigs for something, thanks alot.
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:57 am

wow - how many times can i say this? you rock dude! these torso are fantastic!

I especially like the maidens robe one. excellent work..

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Postby jb » Tue Jan 20, 2004 5:01 am

Wow! Great work! I can't believe the variety! Now I need to get a new printer and some extra torsos :)

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Postby Dan_BL » Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:20 am

Have just one question about photoshop and custom torsos:

How do you print several pictures of a torso design on the same piece of paper. For example, were I to print one of your PSDs, I would practically waste all my paper except for the little torso in the middle of it. Is there a special or specific way I can "Ctrl-C" everything and enlargen my canvas so it fits just right on a printed sheet of paper?

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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:30 am

Dan_BL wrote:Have just one question about photoshop and custom torsos:

How do you print several pictures of a torso design on the same piece of paper. For example, were I to print one of your PSDs, I would practically waste all my paper except for the little torso in the middle of it. Is there a special or specific way I can "Ctrl-C" everything and enlargen my canvas so it fits just right on a printed sheet of paper?

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On the toobar, select Image, Resize, Image Size. Set image size to inches and then fill in the numbers. I usually use 8 x 10.5 (without going into full bleed and normal printer limits, that's probably a safe number).

Now just open whatever image you want, magic wand it if you know what you are doing, or just the rectangular selection tool as appropriate, select copy open or select the large 8x10whatever image and paste. Select the move tool and drag the transfered image to where you want. Be prepared to learn how to manipulate layers, or at least flatten them if you find yourself getting confused. :D
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Postby Barbapple » Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:16 pm

two thumbs way way up for Anthony. I was wondering, what kind of sticker-paper looks better, gloss or non?
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Postby Dan_BL » Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:01 am

TwoTonic Knight wrote:
On the toobar, select Image, Resize, Image Size. Set image size to inches and then fill in the numbers. I usually use 8 x 10.5 (without going into full bleed and normal printer limits, that's probably a safe number).

Now just open whatever image you want, magic wand it if you know what you are doing, or just the rectangular selection tool as appropriate, select copy open or select the large 8x10whatever image and paste. Select the move tool and drag the transfered image to where you want. Be prepared to learn how to manipulate layers, or at least flatten them if you find yourself getting confused. :D



Ok, that all makes sense...I see what you mean by manipulating layers, but I think I have an idea for that....flatten is what I'll do.

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Postby Loneranger » Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:01 pm

Nice sava :D
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Postby cjsoona » Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:23 pm

First off, great work.

Now two more things, I found that if I save the images you created and open them in word, (insert image, from file) they are autmatically the correct size for printing, in this fashion it is vary easy to fill up a page for printing with these great desings without having to worry too much about resolution.

The second thing, I don't know if anyone has said this or not, but have you thought about creating custom barding templates for horses? I figure you would do this in about the same fashion, one really only needs the sides, and their are a couple of cheaps sets with barding (the twin arm catapult), for the rest you could just spray paint, or leave be. Just a thought, it would be super cool.
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