Discussion in 'Anything and everything Free Rider' started by TallTexan, Mar 22, 2018.
TallTexan Can I get a drawing tip? How do I not make my grass look like ur mom’s bush?
umm don't think I'm qualified to answer that question properly because the only time I've tried to make grass was on a pretty bad track on my old alt https://www.freeriderhd.com/t/529702-off-road-trial ya NotVeryGood
3/30 tip of the day
Today's tip is one I've seen nowhere else before on frhd so I assume I came up with it but if some one else is already doing it than, \__/ oh well
this tip is for when you are trying to somewhat copy an image,
first pic you r image,
Than using this site (you can use any site but I find this one to be the best) http://www.griddrawingtool.com/ you add a grid to your image,
I suggest black lines, one pixel, and 15 boxes wide
now that you have a grid on your image you need to draw a grid on your track, if you are drawing it in the background then you need to make black lines so you can come back later with the grey lines off on your eraser and erase the grid only, and the other way around for the mid-ground drawing,
also make sure to align the grid with where you want the bike to end up if this will be your thumbnail,
now you can copy the image box by box, sorta one pixel at a time and that will make the drawing process way easier and the end result quite a bit better.
Technically you aren't using the grid to draw your image
Sorry for my resent inactivity but I'll hopefully be able to post on here frequently (like I planned) after Monday
Well im sorry again for my inactivity, i dont think i will be able to keep up with this like a had hoped to anyway i updated the thread so that it doesnt say "every day" now and ill try to post more frequently.
I am going to try to make a sort of a series of the steps i go through to draw a track, i don't know how many people i can help with it or how many people already know the information, but if you already know it than be happy you you know more than alot of people and dont complain about having redundant information.
4/15/18 Tip of the day
This tip is still a drawing tip but it's less about using the software and more about designing and drawing a track.
When ever I start a track I usually think of what will be the best thumbnail first, although sometimes this is not as important but I still like to think about it, a great example of one of my best thumbnails is the one on my midnight parkour track, incase you haven't seen it, it has a small plane with a lit up building in the background and a dark sky and stars, it really shows what is in the track and the style and amount of detail put in to it, an example of a bad thumbnail would be one with horrible detail at the actual thumbnail and decent detail throughout the track, because nobody would look at the track because the small portion that they can already see doesn't make them want to see more, that is also true in the opposite way, if someone makes great detail in only the thumbnail and the rest of thier track is laughably bad it makes people mad you got thier hopes up for a good track and then disappointed them and they end up disliking it, also one of my worst thumbnails is the one on my return to paklai track the small snowman with laughable background realy doesn't show you what's in store for you later in the track.
Yeah I’ve messed around doin’ stuff like this for awhile. Cool though!
Drawing tip: Do the opposite of what TallTexan does.
I can really tell you don't do what I do it's obvious.
Everyone has a different drawing style, besides, it was only a joke.
Drawing tip of the day, don’t suck.
TallTexan you should make a tip about the use of powers mostly for those who are noobs and don't know how to make it nice, like in a few of my tracks i had to use boosts correctly without making it look trashy and not to mention G force
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