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BTNbackstab6

Submitted by Discipline
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This is an icon I created for a request on thehelper.net

It's completely freehand, drawn with a mouse using the image editing software GIMP.

After trialing the icon ingame I was not happy with how much detail it lost so I have enhanced the contrast to preserve a better shape. I have also added a background due to a hive member's suggestion.

Here is the original icon, intermediate background and a higher quality version of the current (final) icon -

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Keywords:
stab, back, backstab, execute
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17:50, 3rd Oct 2008 Dan van Ohllus: Very nice icon you have there.
  1. 17:50, 3rd Oct 2008
    Dan van Ohllus:
    Very nice icon you have there.
     
  2. Discipline

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    Damn it lost a little quality when I converted it to blp. Still useable tho... here's the original anyhow

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Just_Spectating

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    its more of like a, Finish him, icon.
     
  4. FrIkY

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    It looks good, but you should add some background, looks kinda... empty with that black background.

    At least put some glow as a background :/
     
  5. Discipline

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    Yeah it wasn't so much a backstab icon as it was an icon of a guy with a sword in his back (as was requested)... but seriously if someone backstabbed you in rl with a sword, well I think you would kind of end up like this guy anyhow.

    I tried adding a background but because the image has such tiny detail the background really detracts from it. When the icon is used ingame warcraft blurs it quite a bit (atleast on my pc). Here's the version with a background, it looks ok in this format but ingame it's just too much. I even altered the contrast on this one but ingame it still comes up smudgey :(

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    I'm going to have to learn to simplify the detail in icons for the sake of ingame appearance, as well as create better colour contrast
     
  6. FrIkY

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    That's better, now update it... thanks!
     
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    Even that much black between the guy and the "red effect" makes it look defined and overall lacking in quality. It may be in your interests to fix that.
     
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    yeah I see what you are saying... I kept it dark around the edges because -

    a) that was the style I was going for and
    b) my icons tend to be too high detail for war3 and once ingame blur up, so defined edges help keep that under control

    .... but I took onboard what you said (the black edges got uglier the more I looked at it) and I tightened up the whole icon
     
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    It looks kinda dramatic, but its good! And maybe you should make a PAS button also, as backstab is somethimes used as a passive skill.