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WirelessMind

[GUIDE] Proper Screenshot Editing

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WirelessMind    75
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Honestly seeing how many people either use LSRP+ or just simply crop a screenshot with no editing is beginning to hurt my eyes.

 

Step 1 - Press f7 to turn off your HUD, then f12 to take your background screenshot.

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Step 2 - Afterwards press f7 again to get the text back and type /blindfold and once again screenshot using f12 to get the text of the RP you want in the screenshot.

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Step 3 - Open both images in Photoshop, make sure you double click the background images layer to make it a proper layer.

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Step 4 - Change the background images canvas size to 800x600px(my preference) and move the images position to however you wish.

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Step 5 - Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to choose what text from the /blindfold image that you want on the screenshot, then press ctrl+c afterwards go back to the background image and pres ctrl+v.

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24sOINV.png - Rectangular Marquee Tool

 

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Step 6 - Use the Magic Eraser Tool to remove the black background. Make sure you already erased and extra irrelevant test like advertisement, /b's, basically anything OOC or not relevant to the main RP you're trying to show.

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n5q26n8.png - Magic Eraser Tool

 

RMVfvaM.png - Best Magic Eraser Tool settings I've found that seem to work for GTA 5.

 

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Step 7 - Right click the text layer and go to Blending Options. Add a stroke of 1 to the text. Anything other then 1 looks trashy, never think otherwise.

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Step 8 - Position the text in the top left or bottom right, then hold shift and tap the up/down arrow key once and then hit the right arrow key.

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Bonus - If you wish to get a grimier look for the screenshot save it as a JPG quality 4-5. If not and you want the entire image to just be high quality save it as a PNG.

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7SuhyMX.png - PNG

8lb77uV.jpg - JPG Quality 5

 

Now that I took my time to do this guide, bless my eyes with proper Photoshop screenshots. I don't wanna hear the excuse "I don't have photoshop and I'm not paying for it" because it's 2019 and you can get anything online for free.

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DS    20

Gimp will also do the same result. I prefer Photoshop but before I had it, I used Gimp for all my screens. 

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Conway    44

Alternatively you can just use the parser so taking the screenshot isn't a mission in itself

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WirelessMind    75
1 hour ago, Conway said:

Alternatively you can just use the parser so taking the screenshot isn't a mission in itself

 

4 hours ago, WirelessMind said:

Honestly seeing how many people either use LSRP+ or just simply crop a screenshot with no editing is beginning to hurt my eyes.

 

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Posted (edited)

Great guide, I've been using this method since 2011. 

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Hotpocket    6
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Nice.

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wouldn't you like to know?

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aldo    81
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54 minutes ago, Hotpocket said:

Not worth the effort in my opinion.

True, what’s the point of all of it if a screenshot is to show off RP. What if I didn’t get any screenshots but took gyazo snaps of my recordings? What’s wrong with that?

 

However this guide is still great and informative.

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aldo    81

How do you get parser to work if you installed RageMP the new way?

 

I don't have a RageMP folder at all.

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Veitukas    10

Anyone knows a problem with my screenshots? Whenever I take a screenshot none of the hud is there? No text, nothing, anyone can help me?

 

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