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Stripbusters: Summoning

Ambrosius77 on 29. Jul, 2011 — Lang: English

Stripbusters: Summoning
  • Description

    A: Do You really have to bother my creation process?
    J: Yeah, I do Ambro. I really do.
    The most asked queston from beginners on Stripgenerator:

    How did you do that? How can I upload pictures?

    Well the sort answer You can't.

    If you are like me who is not an artist this can be frustrating. But I am a programer too and exporting-importing data between different systems is a very common task. So I thought on it about a year ago: what is the only possible way to import data from the clibboard into the stripgenerator engine?
    Yes the text.
    You can copy paste text into textboxes. You use it regularly every day.
    But if You want to import pictures, You have to convert the pictures into text first.
    There are several picture to text converter program on the net. The best ones are downloadable though. I experimented a lot of with these converters till I found the best way to do that.

    Unfortunately these method has it's own limits. Most noticeably You can't make sharp pictures with it, because you have to use at least level 12 blur for hiding the horizontal lines and the letters.

    The other hard way is make the portrait from basic shapes as I did on Nielsen-sama. This is not really importing rather an artistic process. You have to chose the important details and found the best shape to implement that in your strip.

    I made that portrait several month ago, after His death, because I really missed him. I've waited so long for summoning him Into the Stripgenerator world... Now he is arrived.

    To tell the truth pictures could be hacked into stripgenerator by modifying the so called POST headers. That consist all sent data from Your computer to the stripgenerator server. If You modify the sent data, you can send your own picture too. But this is against the terms and conditions, and I am not really a good hacker to make it.

    So this myth is CONFIRMED.

    This strip is a reply to Eeeee Beeee, Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010, The Stripbusters - We are back, Strip[Myth]busters - Cloud gazers, Strip[Myth]busters: Textboxes can't be masked, Zen monkey, Las Lágrimas De Cristo, A core of Bunny-fu!, Utilazation of Text (Experiment), việt phụ nữ, TIGER 2
    Ambrosius, Joker
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  • sulegnA 1.8.2011
    @A77, i've tried to convert an image into text, and when is converted it looks fine, but when i paste it into the texbox, doesn't look good, why? 'cause the type of font is diferent, so, is there a trick about pasting or configuring the text box? gracias!
  • aderonmen 1.8.2011
    pro (0.0)
  • 35sheep 31.7.2011
    Go Leslie!!!! Grats Ambro!
  • Jebelle 31.7.2011
    no way that's made in SG o.o

    @ambro's description: that's what you get from a programmer :p i'm going to try it one time!!^^
  • dadebomb123 31.7.2011
  • createnow 31.7.2011
    wow this is amazing!! how do you do that?
  • This_guy 31.7.2011
    Got bribed! Gratz!
  • MARCOSINI 31.7.2011
    que comic más realista
  • 35sheep 30.7.2011

    Grats man!
  • ryoko 30.7.2011
  • bluesockmonkey 30.7.2011
    Congrats on Bribed!
  • calm 30.7.2011
    Congrats, A77. You are shaking up the place! :-)
  • benjamin895 30.7.2011
    brilliant mate, gratz!
  • rukowski 30.7.2011
    Gratzie ;)
  • Ambrosius77 30.7.2011
    @wich There is no drama, this is intended to be a funny series :D
    I have several reasons, the biggest reason that I feel that He would be a great Ninja sensei in my funny series. :D
  • Ambrosius77 30.7.2011
    Dodgeviper: Hi, just read your strip about converting pictures to text. But then I have a question, how can you make such shadows then? or different shades of grey and black? is this automatically done or did you have to do this manually? greets dodge

    Ambro: You need multiple layer of the same textboxes. Black letters added together for more shadows, white letters added together for more lights.
    I can make a bit more detailed tutorial, but the whole process can't be described as I needed more than a half year to master this technique. Then I was bored on it :D

    I only did manual shading on my early strip =gandalf etc. But sometimes its needed because of the original pic has not really any contrast. Also sometimes image manipulator programs needed for modifying the contrasts, cut out part from the pictures or remove the background around the portrait.

    Dodgeviper: But it is not that a software program just invert picture into text with the right amount of shades (black and white)?

    Ambro: No, the number of layers needed is depends on your taste. With one or two textboxes the final result is rather bad.
  • opeluna1 30.7.2011
  • wich 30.7.2011
    And why Leslie Nielsen ?? He's comedien and he is not actor for dramas !
  • Ambrosius77 30.7.2011
    Thank You all the support!
    What should be in the next episode?
    Fell free to ask questions. I can make a bit more detailed tutorials if needed but I do not want to be boring... :D
  • Ambrosius77 30.7.2011
    @wich read the description. Leslie Nielsen.

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