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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#76 Post by Jake » Thu May 20, 2010 4:56 am

Samu-kun wrote:Samu-kun takes absolutely no responsibility for any vengeful spirits that may haunt you for using these.
But he will have to accept responsibility for the vengeful spirits haunting him for taking them in the first place! :P
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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#77 Post by LVUER » Thu May 20, 2010 6:25 am

Relax, Samu-kun. You're not using Obscura camera, are you?
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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#78 Post by number473 » Thu May 20, 2010 7:17 am

And, did you remember to pack your Silph Scope?
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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#79 Post by Samu-kun » Thu May 20, 2010 7:22 am

Good thing I'm not superstitious, or else you guys would never have gotten the photographs. My number one fear wasn't actually ghosts, but that I would offend someone, so I had to make sure there were no strangers around and that I was surrounded by my friends before I could take the photos.

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#80 Post by linkdragon0 » Thu May 20, 2010 7:36 am

number473 wrote:And, did you remember to pack your Silph Scope?
lolol epic win.

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I sorta get what you mean but now I have this image of you literally surrounded by friend as you snap a few pictures.
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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#81 Post by curry nochi rice » Fri May 28, 2010 9:29 am

Hey, Samu-kun (-sama)

could you tell me what's the name and location of this school?
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where is this?
thank you... PM me if you want to answer it privately for privacy and security (of this school) reasons

and if You're still accepting requests... how about a book store?

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#82 Post by shahab96 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:52 am

So.... how can i use GIMP to make these look like backgrounds that were drawn/anime like.
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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#83 Post by Jake » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:53 am

shahab96 wrote:So.... how can i use GIMP to make these look like backgrounds that were drawn/anime like.
This is one of the holy grails of digital image processing, and it's pretty unlikely you're going to find a free off-the-shelf version that actually works that well. You could try looking for "toon filters"... or trying some combination of edge-detect and posterise, depending on how much you care about the quality.

Personally, I'd just draw over the top...

There's a fairly nice-looking (and reasonably-priced) piece of software called dynamic auto-painter which can make them look like they're painted, though, it might be possible to use that to make photos look like painted anime backdrops.
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#84 Post by ForgottenVision » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:30 am

Thank you SO much for these Samu-kun. I've downloaded them all, they're all incredible and some are quite beautiful pictures as well.

I plan on using these on the small VN I'm working on atm and the ones just generally around town are perfect! :)

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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#85 Post by shahab96 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:11 am

Jake wrote:There's a fairly nice-looking (and reasonably-priced) piece of software called dynamic auto-painter which can make them look like they're painted, though, it might be possible to use that to make photos look like painted anime backdrops.
Thanks for the info. I'm downloading it now and i'll see how it is. So Jake, i've read quite alot of your posts. You seem to be pretty pro at this kind of stuff.The battle engine was pretty nice too. are you a professional or something?
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#86 Post by Jake » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:12 am

(I'm a professional programmer, but not in games; my day job is at a company who produce payroll software.)
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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#87 Post by Samu-kun » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:16 am

The final background pack is now available for download.

Contained in this pack:
K-On Kyoto Tour (Golden Pavilion, Arashiyama, Kitano Tenman-gu)
Amusement Park
University (Library, classrooms, hallways)
Kendo dojo
Graveyard
Town
Club recruiting day at university

This pack contains 308 photographs, bringing the grand total of free backgrounds to 1054. Hope this is useful for someone!
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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#88 Post by Samu-kun » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:31 am

Bonus Pack!

It's not over yet! 500 more photographs are coming, this time of my vacation nearby in South Korea.

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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#89 Post by shahab96 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:12 am

HOLY!!!! 1054??? THAT'S ALOT OF BACKGROUNDS!!!!!!
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Re: Taking Requests for Background Photos

#90 Post by LinWest » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:51 am

wowza, I'm definitely checking out that pack right now!

I know there's a place for sprite makers, but is there a sticky thread or photo gallery for all the BGs people are posting for use? It'd be nice if we could organize them all in one place.
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