mons
14 years ago
33 minutes ago
31,108
I have had a go at creating a team pack for Mansfield Town season 2020-2021 for the first and youth team.

I am not the best at it but here is my attempt. Unfortunately some images have a bit of the snow affect which is above my ability to fix. Can anyone please offer help smarten this up ready for FM21 please?

The file has 43 players in total of which you will notice 10 youth players that are not in the FM20 database. These are the new first year scholars in the U18s team which are expected to be in the FM21 database and I will update their ID's once FM21 is released. I doubt their images will be in the new game by default as the club only updated the profile page and images for the youth team over the last couple of days so I thought I would get a head and create their cut outs in advance.

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/teams/first-team/
https://www.mansfieldtown.net/teams/youth-team/

Thanks Sortitoutsi Community!

Not a bad start, but I'm afraid hardly any of these will be improvements. Apart from the snow which you mention, most of them have an overly large gap between the bottom of the chin/facial hair and the bottom of the canvas. We aim for 2-3 pixels and no more in order to ensure that the focus of the cut is the face as much as possible.

In terms of the snow, if you use remove.bg then you should get the absolute bulk of it removed in the first instance

In the case of practically all the images from 29233241 onwards, it looks to me like the sources weren't really large enough for providing 250x250 cuts due to the cuts' blurriness/lack of sharpness.

Finally, having the no-ID players with the UID given in a custom editor data file is next to useless in terms of the megapack, I'm afraid. I have no way of knowing who they are It's better to have their filename as their name so that I can add them to my no-ID folder to be checked once FM21 came out.

If you've still got the original sources, I'd suggest either having another go at it keeping in mind all the above, or submit them as a teampack request

To ensure cut quality, if you go for the former option, I would recommend submitting a couple of the sources as requests on the forum, and then uploading your cut in the comments instead of a completed cut. This gives the community an opportunity to provide feedback for your work so that subsequent cuts are all of a better quality. I know you're predominantly (probably exclusively ) interested in Mansfield cuts as you have been every year, but perfecting your cutting technique will allow you to provide good-quality cuts even in the future as and when new Mansfield sources and new players become available
IAmTheStag
11 years ago
12 hours ago
226
Not a bad start, but I'm afraid hardly any of these will be improvements. Apart from the snow which you mention, most of them have an overly large gap between the bottom of the chin/facial hair and the bottom of the canvas. We aim for 2-3 pixels and no more in order to ensure that the focus of the cut is the face as much as possible.

In terms of the snow, if you use remove.bg then you should get the absolute bulk of it removed in the first instance

In the case of practically all the images from 29233241 onwards, it looks to me like the sources weren't really large enough for providing 250x250 cuts due to the cuts' blurriness/lack of sharpness.

Finally, having the no-ID players with the UID given in a custom editor data file is next to useless in terms of the megapack, I'm afraid. I have no way of knowing who they are It's better to have their filename as their name so that I can add them to my no-ID folder to be checked once FM21 came out.

If you've still got the original sources, I'd suggest either having another go at it keeping in mind all the above, or submit them as a teampack request

To ensure cut quality, if you go for the former option, I would recommend submitting a couple of the sources as requests on the forum, and then uploading your cut in the comments instead of a completed cut. This gives the community an opportunity to provide feedback for your work so that subsequent cuts are all of a better quality. I know you're predominantly (probably exclusively ) interested in Mansfield cuts as you have been every year, but perfecting your cutting technique will allow you to provide good-quality cuts even in the future as and when new Mansfield sources and new players become available



Hi Mons, Thanks for the assistance! remove.bg was exactly what I needed so thank you!
I took all the original files directly from the below links opening each player image up using the "?anchorpoint=top&preset=player&greyscale=false" trick following on from advice given by HRiddick & weeniehutjr on how to extract the original upload from EFL sites due to the low res downgrade after upload.
https://www.mansfieldtown.net/teams/first-team/
https://www.mansfieldtown.net/teams/youth-team/

When FM21 comes out I will revisit any missing image requests and share appropriate links based on your feedback for the more expect cutters to complete. What I have done will do for me and my game on FM20 for now so thank you for the help
bakizp
14 years ago
36 minutes ago
2,471
Ok guys,over the years there were cuts not properly sized,few pixels off...249x250,250x251 etc.
This is the easiest way to have all of your cuts exactly 250x250 or 180x180 ,no need to hunt pixels.
https://hostr.co/file/970/3fstUGUFHAce/croppreset.png

1. Select the Crop tool,set it to W x H Resolution
2. Enter 250 in both fields like shown in the picture.
3. Click on New Crop Preset,then name it like you want or leave it as it is.

That's it.You can repeat the same for 180x180.Photoshop will remember the last used preset after reopening.
When you need to change the mode,just select it from the same drop down menu.

Also make sure you have other settings like this:
https://hostr.co/file/970/rtxenF0WcLsC/cropgrid.png

https://hostr.co/file/970/uO0x7Ls5PUW6/cropsettings.png

One more thing....
When you need to center the face,use left and right arrow keys on keyboard to fine tune it.

Aaand one more thing...
When you tweak the crop vertically,the crop square edge can "jump" or snap to some line.To stop this happening press and hold CTRL before you click on the edge you want to move with your mouse.
Movement will be smooth
AiZaK
9 years ago
5 days ago
16
Hi guys, I want to improve in my pictures

Are there any video tutorial in spanish???

Thx!
mons
14 years ago
33 minutes ago
31,108
Hi guys, I want to improve in my pictures

Are there any video tutorial in spanish???

Thx!

I don't believe so
Rus7M
2 years ago
9 hours ago
37
What programs are there for Android phones? I would like to do this on my phone.
mons
14 years ago
33 minutes ago
31,108
What programs are there for Android phones? I would like to do this on my phone.

No idea, but I would imagine it's much, much harder to make good cut-outs on a phone due to the lack of precision possible when compared to using a mouse.
krissmed
6 years ago
5 minutes ago
4,068
How to rotate a image

When you have a source image which needs rotating, like this:
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/media/0H0nWwEuhIEA6Kz6Isz1vzVBctV8on6tFHv6gQrl.jpeg

Use the rotate canvas tool to rotate the image BEFORE you begin the cutting process.
https://i.postimg.cc/R9G094Wb/Skjermbilde4.png

Input how many degrees you'd like to rotate the image, then select counter-clockwise or clockwise:
https://i.postimg.cc/HHTLfVky/Skjermbilde3.png

When you feel like you rotated the image enough, double-check by using ctrl+'.
https://i.postimg.cc/XVcb8kFD/Skjermbilde6.png
mons
14 years ago
33 minutes ago
31,108
Great tutorial :clapping_hands:

For users who do not have Photoshop and who cut using photopea, the rotation part in the above process can be replicated online using the advanced tab of this page. I urge cutters old and new to make sure that their cuts are as much as possible in an upright position by using the above tutorial to ensure an optimal look in-game 👍
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