This is a very simple guide that only
. I'll add how to make guild emblems with Photoshop CS4 later when I have the time. (My very first guide too!)I. Pixel by Pixel Emblem Making.II. Using a Stock Image.
III. Transparency & Borders.I. Pixel by Pixel Emblem Making.
I, personally, very rarely use this method. If I do use this method, I almost always use only one color for the emblem.1.
Open your Paint program.2.
On Paint, go to Image -> Attributes and set the width and height to 24 x 24 Pixels
Zoom in to enlarge the file. This will be easier for you to work on.4.
Use the pencil tool to draw the base of your emblem. For this guide, I'm going to make a very simple cross. NOTE: I do not use any measurements whatsoever; it just comes off the top of my head.5.
You can then fill in the colors of the emblem's base and add text if you wish.
(You can refer to fonts here
Now that you have your emblem finished, make sure to save your emblem in your Gravity emblems folder (or to your respective server's emblems folder). Make sure to save your emblem as a 24-bit Bitmap file
or it will not show up in the drop-down menu (Edit Emblem) in your guild window.
II. Using a Stock Image.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 from the Pixel by Pixel Emblem Making section.3.
Look for a stock image that you'd wish to use. I go to DeviantArt for my images. This is what I'm going to use for the tutorial:4.
Go to the stock image's folder to open the stock image in Paint (Right click -> Edit).5.
Choose a section of the stock image (using the "Select" tool) that you wish to include in your emblem. Again, I estimated the measurement of the section of the stock image (about 24x24). Copy and paste the section of the stock image to your empty 24x24 Paint file.III. Transparency & Borders
In this tutorial, I am going to use the part of the stock image we used from the Using a Stock Image section.6.
Zoom into the emblem. Now, isolate the part of the emblem that you want using the Pencil tool (I recommend you use black).7.
You can either color the outer (or inner) isolated part with white or the transparency color. This color will appear transparent in RO.
This is the location of the transparency color in a standard Paint palette (the encircled color in between blue and yellow). This color is a mixture of 255 Red, and 255 Blue.
For this tutorial, I will color the isolated part of the emblem with the transparency color.8.
You can now add text to the emblem if you want.
Now, repeat step 6 from the Pixel by Pixel Emblem Making section to save your file.
Here is the link to the finished product: http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt290/oALLIEo/Part13-1.jpg
Here are some border ideas that I thought of
Sorry for the ambiguous parts of my guide! I'll try my best to improve this guide as soon as I can.