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Custom Tattoos are very blurry...

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Hello, all!

Thank you for viewing my post and I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place. Looking around I was not sure so I placed it here. :(

I am making some custom tattoos for a friend, easy stuff. The only issue I am having is that the things are blurry as all get out. Been reading around and I did them on 1024x1024 in photoshop and uploaded as .pngs. I've attached photos of them, they are NOT done... but it would be a big help if I could get rid of that crazy blurry-ness. I am very new to creating so I am very sorry if this is an obvious thing. :( If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them! 

I've already tried;

Doing them on a larger project (1024X1024)

Putting them on multiple layers

Rebaking the avatar

unchecking "use HTTP textures" 

Clearing Cache

 

-Anna.

 

 

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one of the things i have found with tattoos is that they come out much clearer if you do them in .tga format, using an alpha layer and a black background.  If you have photoshop, creating .tga with no blurry edges really helps with things like tattoos.  If you are not sure how to create .tga using alpha layer and black background IM me inworld I would be happy to walk you through it.

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Using 1024x1024 doesn't help. SL shrinks it down to 512x512 before it gets applied to the body. Better to shrink it down to 512x512 in your own art software and sharpen it up before uploading.

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On 17 August 2017 at 0:02 AM, AnnabelleDovelight said:

I am making some custom tattoos for a friend, easy stuff. The only issue I am having is that the things are blurry as all get out. Been reading around and I did them on 1024x1024 in photoshop and uploaded as .pngs. I've attached photos of them, they are NOT done... but it would be a big help if I could get rid of that crazy blurry-ness. I am very new to creating so I am very sorry if this is an obvious thing

.PNG format works fine, as good as .TGA, assuming you did the alpha channels right and save with a black background. However, first question is are these tattoos for mesh with appliers or for system layers.

1024x1024 works fine on mesh, but as system layers, the system avatar backing system will auto-resize to 512, and it's not the best resizing method in the world,

On 17 August 2017 at 0:02 AM, AnnabelleDovelight said:

I've already tried;

Oh here we go...

On 17 August 2017 at 0:02 AM, AnnabelleDovelight said:

Doing them on a larger project (1024X1024)

Max system bake resolution 512, resize external to SL using an app with a decent resampled Lancoss B filter, theres a free app called Irfanview, that can do this for you quickly and painlessly.

On 17 August 2017 at 0:02 AM, AnnabelleDovelight said:

Putting them on multiple layers

Uselass.

On 17 August 2017 at 0:02 AM, AnnabelleDovelight said:

Rebaking the avatar

Useless.

On 17 August 2017 at 0:02 AM, AnnabelleDovelight said:

unchecking "use HTTP textures"

Doesn't help, as all that affects is the speed that textures are downloaded from the servers, and you already have.

On 17 August 2017 at 0:02 AM, AnnabelleDovelight said:

Clearing Cache

REALLY USELESS! Do not do this unless you have texture corruption or really serious inventory problems, it does not help at all with anything else.
 

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These particular tattoos are for system layers. 

Tazzie was kind enough to send me a notecard on how to do the images with the black background. Thank you Tazzie!

I've downloaded the program you have suggested Klytyna, and I am fiddling around with the tatts to see if I can get things fixed.

Thank you for the advice. 

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Hello, as far as i can tell, by looking at those 2 Pictures, the Spider thingy textures you used are in a too low resolution and 'stretching and or making it bigger will make it look like that, try to use one that is at least as large as your template.

Stretching and or making something larger will make it look bad, its always best to use larger pictures and scale them down to fit on the template, then you will have a nice looking texture.

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