Flag files (for making new, matching mission flags)


#1

I use photoshop to make the flags for the game. Here are the files if you have a copy of photoshop and want to make a new flag that matches the existing ones:

positech.co.uk/democracy2/ho … _files.zip

The zip contains 2 files:

1414.psd. This is the ‘displacement’ file.

and

testflag_using1414displacer.psd

That is the multi-layered photoshop file that is used to make the flag. Basically get a 1024x768 flag image and paste it as a new layer into the main psd. set its blending options to soft light, and delete the german layer (or hide it). Then go to filter : distort : displace and choose 10 for both scales. When it prompts you for a displacement file, select 1414.psd. Then save the whole composite image down as a bitmap, and enlarge the canvas so it is 1024 X 1024 with the flag at the top bit.
That should be it!


#2

Wow, it even works with Photoshop Elements! Brilliant, thanks Cliff!


#3

Tom, what version of Photoshop Elements are you using?


#4

4.0.


#5

You can also use GIMP for editing these files as well. The GIMP already has several gradients built-in that are Flags (France, Germany, Mexico, Romania) that you can use on the German Layer to create that country’s flag in seconds.


#6

My Flag for Nationstates 2 :slight_smile: Without Cliffski’s flag waving thing and photoshop, it would never look this good.

Now I just need to figure out how to reduce it’s size to 10 KB :frowning:


#7

Where do i unzip them to?

Sorry I am quite useless when it comes to modding.


#8

Anywhere you like.