If you want to request a emblem see the 2nd post...
[ HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN EMBLEM: ]
[ AK'S GUILD EMBLEM REQUIREMENTS: ]
(Official AK Wiki Reference)
Image File Format:
.bmp or Bitmap file format
[ FINDING A "PRE-MADE" IMAGE: ]
If you want something pre-made, I suggest looking for "sprites". Anything 8-bit/16-bit such as images from retro NES, GENESIS, or SNES video games works.
You can find a bunch of game sprites here:
You can also try finding something finding something in the "stock" area of deviant art
, or any images that are "collective commons
" or is "royalty free
[ CREATING YOUR OWN: ]
You can take any old image and scale it down so long as it fits the requirements, however, if you want to make your own...
If you are looking for a photo editing software I would suggest GIMP over MSPaint. Gimp is a freely distributed Image Manipulation Program that has features such as layering, similarity to photoshop, as well as image composition and image authoring.
You can download the "GIMP" here:
Here is a cool little sprite making tutorial done by "The Mechanical Maniacs":
[ TRANSPARENCY: ]
The "background" or the area you want to be transparent has to be filled with a specific "pink". This "pink" can be obtain by using a numerical numbers in ether two ways.
Red: 255, Green: 0, Blue:255
These numbers are put in with the "color picker"" tool in your image editor program.
Another way to make a "transparent" .bmp :
Creating an alpha mask of the background and saving it as a 32bit BMP with Alpha Channels checked off. Besides Photoshop, I think you can also do this using GIMP.
The Unwanted "pink" areas:
Aura Kingdom replaces only the correct numerical "pink" with transparency.
Often times when making an Emblem, some will forget to delete any "fading" pixels.
You have put a gradient shadow that fades to transparent behind your Emblem. When you open up your Emblem in game you notice you have a "pink" shadow instead.
If you take a semi-transparent black pixel, and put it front of the "pink" background it is not the same numerical correct "pink"color any more. Semi-black pixel+correct pink color= not the correct pink color.
So, You can't use faded edges around any area you want to be transparent.
Don't "blend", fade, use "feathered or "anti-aliased" on edges of your Emblem.
Instead, make sure your Emblem's "outlined", or any area that is touching part of an area you want to be transparent has no fading transparent edges.
You can do this by:
-Duplicating the Emblem's layer some twenty times helps gets rid of most "fading" edges.
-Take your "Pencil" tool or "Eraser" tool and change the size to 1px. Use your "Color Picker" tool to grab a near by pixel's color. Pencil in or Erase the "fading" pixels.
Test it ingame by saving it as a bmp. If you see any pink pixels, go back to the file and change any you missed.
[ NOTES AND QUESTIONS: ]
I want to warn everyone now, I am not going to reply to many of the questions and comments I may get on here. I am going to be focusing on any direct guild emblem requests.