Here are the 3 simple steps: Step 1: Sizing your image correctly Step 2: Setting up the .fox file Step 3: Adding remaps
Step 1: Sizing your image correctly --Avatars, portraits, etc. are all simply a grayscale image while the Remaps are a separate flat layer over the top! This means it's super easy to make anything remap in Furcadia now! ----But the cool thing about this method is that now, ANY image (regardless of original colours), can be instantly made remapping in FoxEd!
--I'll be making a remapping portrait using this realistic cat photo … http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v... --I’m using Photoshop, but any image editor will do: ----Open the photo, crop to a square (hold down shift to make your selection square) ----Resize the photo to 95 x 95 pixels (the size of a default Furcadia portrait)
--You can either save it as a .PNG and import it into FoxEd, or you can skip that by copy/pasting the image directly into FoxEd
Step 2: Setting up the .fox file --Open FoxEd, click the drop down arrow next to the + sign near the tabs --Select either Portrait Set, Gendered Avatar or Avatar depending on the type of file you're making (avatar files now include portraits) --Click the + to make a new object according to your specification --(I chose Portrait Set) --(I usually delete the previous Item object, leaving me with just the Portrait Set object that I want to mess with)
In your image editor: --select all [Ctrl+A/Command+A], --copy [Ctrl+C/Command+C], --Then paste [Ctrl+V/Command+V] into FoxEd --The FoxEd has a nice border to tell you where the boundaries of a portrait are, under the portrait tab
Step 3: Adding remaps --This image is colored but don't worry, it doesn't matter! --Click the Remap kiwi (vrooom it's a powerup!) --Now on your right - while it MAY look like the world’s most flamboyant wardrobe, that’s actually your remap icons! Each one should show you which part they control, and what colour that is represented by - but if you’re a bit confused, you can also find out by rolling your mouse over each one!
--Untoggle the checkmark next to your Remap Kiwi (he’ll forgive you) so you can see what you’re doing, especially if the image has a lot of shading like this peppy little guy!
--Paint on the remaps of your choice! Notice that now when I toggle the Remap Kiwi back to full power, all the color is drained from the original image (wow did that kiwi consume it all?? he’s using it to fuel his kiwi cannon!!)
Let's test out this fur-remapped cat: --View→ Recolored Image --You can also dock pop up windows in the new foxEd which is very handy! --..This cat looks like pikachu, so I think he needs more remap options --Untoggle / Toggle the kiwi back and forth while adding more remaps as you need to
Congrats, now your portrait can be whatever color you'd like without having to have fancy art editing skills! As easy as one, two, kiwii!