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Ikea Painting recolors

Thanks to frankscrank’s tutorial, I’ve created a bunch of recolors. I’ve been wanting to create a followers gift to thank all the lovely folks who read my lj and/or tumblr but hadn’t gotten up the nerve to until now. I tried to pick a nice range of picture options and all 100+ paintings have clearly labeled swatches. One set is World of Warcraft concept art, one set is from my game and the last four are just some shots I really like.
My two reservations about sharing right now are: the pictures are done on one of the Ikea paintings and I’m not sure if I should have recolored one of the basegame paintings instead and I want to make sure that I pack them up properly so everything runs smoothly. Any feedback would be lovely. Until later, here's a little sample of my in game shots.


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Feb. 5th, 2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
They are absolutely gorgeous! I love the ones from your game, especially the plant sim; thank you for sharing it all <3
Feb. 5th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
Glad you like them! I'll be sharing them soon.
Feb. 6th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oops! my mistake - but I still think they're really pretty and I think you've made a great choice with the mesh you put them on.
Feb. 5th, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
They look really awesome! For sharing, just make sure you know the name of the picture and what expansion it needs. Don't feel bad about it being an IKEA painting, lots of people have IKEA and would like recolors of it! If you want to, you could try using the same pictures on a base-game mesh and offering both versions for download.

Another nice thing to do, although it isn't necessary, is to include a clearly labeled swatch in the download so that people can easily delete some of the painting recolors. Some people make one big picture with all the recolors (like what you've done above) and label that, other people include pictures of each recolor separately (you could even use the image files you made for simPE, if you saved them) and label them the same as the recolor file names.

Is that confusing? I can try to explain it in a simpler way if you'd like.
Feb. 5th, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. Everything was very clear. Good points on organization. I've been cleaning up my downloads folder and clearly labeled/organized swatches are amazing.

As for basegame painting meshes I'm still trying to figure out which one to use, its the question of which one desperately needs more recolors (some paintings are recolored to death, as a CC nutter I had to pick and chose just so I don't have to scroll through for an hour to find the one painting I want to use). If you have any thoughts on that, I'd love your opinion.
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