Author Topic: [FF7PC] Doing my font Mod. I have transparency issue. Help.  (Read 141 times)

Panteleimon

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Hi. I'm trying to do my font mod (font isn't mine, just adapting it to FF7). I use Photoshop CC 2017.
Everything went fine. I just used "Font tool" in PS with selected color. But when i needed to get various colors fonts, I used Layer Style "Color overlays" thing. And transparency glitches appeared in the game:
First one is with "Font color", and the second is with "Color Overlay" (enlarged)


See that light area especially on the bottom of shadow?
If I open my completed font sheets in PS (png format), they look identical. Letter "a" enlarged:
First one - "Font color", the second - "Color Overlay" (I used blue background):
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So no light parts on the shadow. Those two font sheets looks the same, but the game shows it different... Why is that? Anyone knows?

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Had the same issue while creating my Remake theme with Photoshop.

For whatever reason, Photoshop is saving our transparent PNGs with a white background "underneath" the transparency. If you were to open your created image in Photoshop, got to Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency, then delete the transparency, you'll see that your base image now has a bunch of white around it. Nothing I have tried, no alternate method of saving PNGs (For Web etc) has allowed Photoshop to keep color information for transparent pixels.


I ended up opening these PSDs in GIMP to export to PNG with that information kept intact. The problem with that is that GIMP does not know how to parse Photoshop layer effects like Color Overlay.


So you have to reduce your images to a single layer PSD with an image mask in order for GIMP to read and export it correctly.



If anyone at all can tell me how to get Photoshop to do this natively so I can skip this extra step, I would greatly appreciate it.

Panteleimon

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For whatever reason, Photoshop is saving our transparent PNGs with a white background "underneath" the transparency. If you
Thank you very much for the info! Now I get it - when I use Color Overlay (even ONLY for the layers with text), Photoshop "color overlays" everything, and that "white background "underneath" the transparency" you mentioned too!
And thanks for your workaround method!
I'll look for some methods in Photoshop.

One method is... Get the final result of your work (or open png). Dublicate the layer. Then create solid black layer beneath.


Now Select one of your layers and black layer (balck layer should be at the bottom). Merge them (Ctrl+E). Make sure that merged layer is above.


Now with selected merged layer hold down Alt button and move mouse down to your font layer (to the border between these two layers), and when new cursor will appear (a square with an arrow) click left mouse.
And do that "Mask from Transparency" thing with your original font layer (Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency). You'll get new font sheet.


If you wish you can merge it too and check - you now have a black color "underneathe" the transparency.


The downside of this method, that you font will be a little but cut, shrinked. See the left up part of "a"
Spoiler: show


 
Need another method, I think...

Panteleimon

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Found another method. (Sorry for double post, can't sdit my posts yet)

Save your result (or png) to TIFF in Photoshop. Settings window will pop up. It's important to check these settings:
1) Save Transparency
2) Discard Layers and Save a Copy


Then Open that TIFF in Photoshop and save it to PNG. You will have black background "underneath" the transparency.
Done. )