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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2016, 02:41:33 pm »
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So easy. But, euh, can we center the image?
Well, it is centered... that's exactly why you're running into that. You want it to be snapped to the top instead. This is still not the top priority--I'm busy readjusting text sizes and positions right now--but I acknowledge it's worth implementing eventually.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2016, 03:04:56 pm »
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So easy. But, euh, can we center the image?
Well, it is centered... that's exactly why you're running into that. You want it to be snapped to the top instead. This is still not the top priority--I'm busy readjusting text sizes and positions right now--but I acknowledge it's worth implementing eventually.

Haha, I guess you are right. No problem, man. It's a-ma-zing.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2016, 07:12:28 pm »
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Can we sticky this? We really need to sticky this.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2016, 11:57:51 pm »
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I greatly appreciate the thought, but if it's going to be stickied at all, wait until I've finished addressing some of the tips for improvement that have been posted :)
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2016, 06:44:58 pm »
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Can we sticky this? We really need to sticky this.

I agree :)
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2016, 04:46:19 am »
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Version 1.1 released


Fonts, icon positioning, text processing, shadows, and colors have been updated. Color schemes are now based on the Dominion Online images', since those seem to be the most consistent sources. Most worthy of concern is that newlines (read: pressing enter) are now much weaker than they were in 1.0, to allow for finer user control; that makes for some inconsistency with previously generated cards, but I did say that was a possibility. Note also in the Apprentice comparison above that this is now using Empires/rerelease rules: "+1 Card" and the like get bolded even when they are not the entire line. I haven't looked into the question of italics yet so don't try.

Same URL as before. Reload (forcefully) if changes don't seem to have applied.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2016, 11:48:07 am »
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This is really a fantastic tool!  :) Just one little thing you could add: How about a feature which would allow you to credit the artist in the bottom corner?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2016, 01:18:46 pm »
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Wow, way better! There are, however, a few more things I'dd suggest adding:
- As McGarnacle said, an Artist/Creator credit box in the bottom.
- This might be my number one thing. The templates still look kinda off. I think you just recolored them all, so it looks really off (to me). Now take this with a grain of salt, the templates I see and use might be off while yours are actually right, but I'd still suggest using LFN's whenever possible.
- Selective Italics/Bold, but that only affects 1% of cards so no biggie.
- Actually, this is my #1 thing. The in the middle need to have a smaller number in them. It's possibly the #1 thing that people get tripped up on.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2016, 07:12:00 pm »
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I did take a look at the card templates you sent me and they weren't seriously usable. They were half the size and had inconsistent proportions, inconsistent positions, and inconsistent fill patterns (read: clone brush usage). They weren't even layered. There's no way to use them that doesn't involve scrapping all but one and starting from scratch, but at a smaller resolution, with an unremovable price coin icon, and with no obvious benefits to make up for it.

I am sympathetic to the argument that I should be using the colors people are most familiar with from other templates, even though those have been warped by printing and later scanning, rather than the ones that I think are most likely to be canonical, but using those particular images is not the way to get that result.

I will be looking at the inline icons some more. I know official cards are not consistent about their sizing, but because this is a program I do actually need a consistent rule, so I expect I'll look at a bunch of Empires cards (because they use the most updated style) and figure out what looks right from there. The most important bit is to get the $ symbol in "+$" to turn into a coin icon and the + to be drawn in bold, but resizing can happen while I'm looking at that part of the code too.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2016, 09:34:46 pm »
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I did take a look at the card templates you sent me and they weren't seriously usable. They were half the size and had inconsistent proportions, inconsistent positions, and inconsistent fill patterns (read: clone brush usage). They weren't even layered. There's no way to use them that doesn't involve scrapping all but one and starting from scratch, but at a smaller resolution, with an unremovable price coin icon, and with no obvious benefits to make up for it.

I am sympathetic to the argument that I should be using the colors people are most familiar with from other templates, even though those have been warped by printing and later scanning, rather than the ones that I think are most likely to be canonical, but using those particular images is not the way to get that result.

I will be looking at the inline icons some more. I know official cards are not consistent about their sizing, but because this is a program I do actually need a consistent rule, so I expect I'll look at a bunch of Empires cards (because they use the most updated style) and figure out what looks right from there. The most important bit is to get the $ symbol in "+$" to turn into a coin icon and the + to be drawn in bold, but resizing can happen while I'm looking at that part of the code too.
Hmm, I didn't realize the templates I sent you didn't work. Sorry about that, I'll still see what I can do. The ones you have are mainly fine, I guess it's just my arrogant preference  :P.

It just needs the number smaller in the icon, compare the 6 in the capital you posted and the official version.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2016, 01:56:10 pm »
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The middle text should be Times New Roman FYI.

Also, if there's room it should give some extra room above and below dividing lines if there is space.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2016, 04:12:51 pm »
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I haven't gotten the impression that the amount of vertical space taken up by a dividing line is a constant, so I'm mostly leaving that to the domain of additional line breaks.

Maybe I should post an (unordered) todo list.
  • Landscape mode for events and landmarks. (Done.)
  • Illustration credit field. (Done.)
  • Draw + and related symbols inside coins as superscripts.
  • Draw coin/etc. icons and their numbers in description at their proper constant sizes, rather than relative to the size of the surrounding text.
  • Make direct reference to the icons' individual widths so that potions aren't assumed to have the same width as coins.
  • Parse and format +$ properly.
  • Add an option for users to define their own icons and accompanying characters alongside $, %, @, and ^.
  • Similarly, a way to specify a set image (in the bottom right) might be nice.
  • Italics.
  • Options for positioning and/or resizing the illustration.
  • Include more verbose instructions, as well as credits, somewhere on the webpage itself.
  • Ruins recolor option. (Done.)

Not on the todo list is completely arbitrary font resizing like on Caravan Guard. There comes a time you have to take things to a genuine image editor program.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2016, 01:09:20 am »
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Thank you so much for making this! Ive been lurking on the forums for a long while and just printing off other people cards, but with this I can finally try out my own ideas  :D
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2017, 08:59:02 am »
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Can we sticky this? We really need to sticky this.

I concur on this, and am mainly posting to bump it so it stays near the top regardless.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2017, 12:04:04 pm »
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Can we sticky this? We really need to sticky this.

I concur on this, and am mainly posting to bump it so it stays near the top regardless.

I also agree.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2017, 12:35:14 pm »
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I've never actually made a fan card, but yeah I agree that this should be a sticky.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2017, 05:21:30 pm »
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I greatly appreciate the thought, but if it's going to be stickied at all, wait until I've finished addressing some of the tips for improvement that have been posted :)
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2017, 11:08:29 pm »
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Any news on the Landscape mode front?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.1
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2017, 03:21:55 am »
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Okay, I guess it's Version 1.2 time. I added an Art Credit field and a Ruins color scheme, shifted some other shades around a little bit, and provided a new menu in the bottom left for choosing which template type to use. Landscape mode is in.

Other stuff remains woefully unfinished. Sorry. I've not been doing so hot lately, so I thought I might as well at least put this stuff out, even though the icon code needs work, because imperfect landscape cards are better than none. :)
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.2
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2017, 10:12:16 am »
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It takes forever to load, now.  :'(
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.2
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2017, 02:29:32 pm »
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NVM, it works now. I just needed to restart my browser.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.2
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2017, 10:36:39 am »
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Amazing! Thanks for this. I'm working on a homebrew Expack and was losing sleep mulling over how to get the layout done, since I cannot into art.
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.2
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2017, 01:28:38 pm »
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All my card links broke. Is the generator just going through some changes?
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Re: Dominion Card Image Generator v1.2
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2017, 03:12:28 pm »
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I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality this generator delivers. Only tried it out now, but wow. If I was able to place images anywhere in the frame, I'd use it over my own any time. Well, maybe not to mock up cards in other languages, as the auto-bolding only seems to work for certain expressions (which also appears to mean I can't define my own). Apart from that, it's very impressive. Chapeau.
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