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Posted: 2009-July-14 at 4:16pm | IP Logged Quote nikkolazo




Well i need to do some star and i need  to put it some information but im a no0b haha and i want to do it  like this (screenshot) game .. with that font etc... can you help me?





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Posted: 2009-July-15 at 7:18am | IP Logged Quote mmarable

Well, you've picked quite a project to start with, but it can be quite a learning experience for you.

There's no "one way" to do anything, so a lot of it you'll have to experiment with.  So, take this as just some suggestions to help get you rolling.

  • Start first by getting an idea in your head of what you want to create.  Yes, that is what you want it to look like, but get a visual in mind of what YOU want to make.  Maybe sketch it out on paper quickly.
  • Break it down into some simpler elements.  For example, the space scene itself would be one element, the HUD would be another.  Keep breaking it down.  It's easier to work with simpler elements that come together into your final piece as opposed to trying to do it all at once.
  • Decide on what software you want to use to create this.  Paint.NET?  Photoshop? Lightwave?  It's all based on what you have available to you.
Personally, if I were to recreate the image you have posted, I'd use 3DS Max to create the space scene itself.  Then I'd bring that image into Photoshop and use it as a background layer.  I'd then create additional layers for the various elements of the HUD.  All combined I'd have something along the lines of what you're looking for.

That's just me though.  You could just as easily create the space scene in Paint.NET and do all your layer work there.  There are endless possiblities.  It's all going to depend on what you have available and what you feel comfortable working with.  I'd suggest picking a program (if you haven't already) and sticking with it to learn as much as possible using it.
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Posted: 2009-July-15 at 3:34pm | IP Logged Quote nikkolazo

Thank you very much, actually i have photoshop and i dont know the other programas so i will start  with that.
But i think i said bad when i said what i wanted, the thing is i will do a neutron star (or i'll try) from your tutorial of how to make a planet ... then i need to put some infromation and that i want to copy or recreate this way to show it

i mean the most important thing i want is the net... i really like that  net so i want to recreate it. mmm another things is the font i dont know what font it is and finally the "DAMAGE"  box.

thank you again
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Posted: 2009-July-17 at 6:44am | IP Logged Quote mmarable

Well, the font looks like a simple "Arial-like" bold font.  I think you're just going to have to play with it until you find one that you like.

The various boxes all follow the same pattern of a box with a corner cut off.  Once you create one that you like, you can just clone and rotate/flip/re-size it.
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Posted: 2009-July-17 at 1:52pm | IP Logged Quote nikkolazo

thanks and how can i do the same (or similar) net
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Posted: 2009-July-21 at 7:35am | IP Logged Quote mmarable

Off the top of my head, I don't know.  I'd have to go digging around the web for ideas and tinker with Photoshop to see what I come up with.
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Posted: 2009-July-21 at 7:55am | IP Logged Quote Josst

The font is helvetica, not that i can spell it.
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Posted: 2009-July-25 at 1:03pm | IP Logged Quote nikkolazo

thanks im going to keep trying =)
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Decide on what software you want to use to create this.  Paint.NET?  Photoshop? Lightwave?  It's all based on what you have available to you
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