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Icon Backgrounds for Units/Buildings

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Graphics modpacks' started by DJSHenninger, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. DJSHenninger

    DJSHenninger Megas Basileus

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    This thread contains a number of premade backgrounds for making custom Civilization V Icons. They should be useful for those having trouble with making art, or in need of icons while there are no artists available. Will add more in the future. These are mainly neutral backgrounds with no scenery, which is also their shortcoming. A large number of the official Civ V Icons have some kind of vague scenery, though some don't.

    Backgrounds

    Materials for Icons

    GIMP 2:
    They can be recoloured by using the Hue/Saturation Tool and the Colorize tool
    They can be rotated by using the Arbitrary Rotation Tool (Layer -> Transform)
    You can add scenery by copying the Icon Background, and using the Paint Tool with lowered opacity (30-50) to paint over the scenery (image) a number of times, then select the painted circle again with the Ellipse Select Tool

    For the entire icon process, refer to this thread.
     
  2. JFD

    JFD Kathigitarkh

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    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    These are just what I needed when I was making icons for my mod. I will use these if I need to do any more - thanks for adding them!
     
  4. DJSHenninger

    DJSHenninger Megas Basileus

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    Thanks! :) The Artistriarch is still supreme :p

    Hope these'll help you :)
     
  5. The Specialize

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    Very nice, Beats the template I've been using for myself. Gonna probably mess around with these today.
     
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    TPangolin Just the worst person

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    Thank you so much! I can never quite sort out how to do the backgrounds.
     
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    Thanks for this, man. Really appreciate it :goodjob:
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    DJSHenninger Megas Basileus

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    Good to know they're appreciated :) Might add some more if I have time. Perhaps some basic scenery.
     
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    A big thanks DJSHenninger, they are much appreciated !
     
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    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    I have to say that since using these backgrounds, my icons are looking much better. Thanks again!
     
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    DJSHenninger Megas Basileus

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    Thanks :D

    I've added two backgrounds with some basic scenery (Hills & Hills with Trees), as well as some 'raw materials' (basically backgrounds without rays and some scenery.
     
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    Typhlomence Magical Tomomo

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    These look great - I might be able to find a use for them in tracing out the ray part of icons, as well. Thank you for making them! :)
     
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    Great thread, I was struggling with filters/waves for so long. Don't hesitate adding more scenery, it will be even more helpful! And thanks for your work. :goodjob:
     
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    DJSHenninger Megas Basileus

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    Thanks - sorry for the unresponsiveness.

    Added some more backgrounds.
     
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    Thanks, these are so helpful, I use them in my mods.
     

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