I have read so many tutorials and have looked everywhere trying to figure out why my recolor of a shirt looks awful in game. This has been my process; I took the shirt, Senates Jocasta tee, and did a standalone recolor in S4Studio and exported the texture as a DDS and went into Photoshop, I made a new layer and then changed the hue to a black shade, took the image I wanted to use and pasted into the shirt and resized as well as hit blending to make the image blend better with the shade of black better, after I sharpened it then exported as a DDS and imported into S4Studio. It didn't look awful and I wanted to see what it looked like in game. It looks awful so I was trying to figure it out and game across a video about "baking" a mesh. Would that help my issue? I'm brand new at recolors and now I'm at a loss. Any help would be appreciated!
This is Senates Jocasta Tee in game untouched by me
I believe the issue is due to the blending + sharpening you did. We work with low resolution pictures in the Sims so because of that, any filter such as bloom, sharpening etc can give terrible results when working with black or white, or actually any color.
You should add your picture on the shirt without ever touching the black layer itself. Work only on the second layer that is your added logo. Any filter you will use in photoshop in low resolution will impact the colors. You will need to clean it after if you do so. You can see it easily when you add a brightness filter and play with the contrast, you will immediately see how the colors are impacted by a "simple" filter and how they look like some kind of stains after.
Thank you for replying! So I should create a new layer and then merge it down to the later with the shirt? And what about the image quality? It can't sharper it at all? And how would I make pieces of a shirt that are a different shade of black blend in with the shirt from the image leftover? And one more thing! I'm sorry this is a lot, when in sims 4 studio I think it give me several options to export the texture such as diffuse etc. what am I supposed to choose?
Post by inabadromance on May 18, 2017 12:53:18 GMT -5
hi! I'm surprised that the quality has been reduced that much! can you share the package and dds textures you're using? if you have a psd too.
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