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Subject: Where to find GIMP Card Templates? rss

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Christopher Melenberg
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Wondering if anyone knows where to find gimp templates for cards/symbols etc. Been searching a bit and haven't found a good source yet for this, though I imagine lots of people design their own cards.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Amanda W
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Lots of people do, but they frequently use online card designers, from what I've seen.
 
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You could check out the Magic Set Editor!

http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/download.html
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Magic Set Editor (MSE) has a lot of things going for it, but it does a relatively bad job handling certain image files. As best I can tell, it seems to automatically convert whatever image one imports for card art into a fairly heavily compressed jpeg-format image for its own internal processing, which is then used when it creates the final completed image of the finished card. While the degradation in image quality is imperceptible on some images, it is, sadly, clearly evident on others.

This is really a shame as the application does a great job rendering the rest of the card (frame, text, mana symbols, etc.) at a reasonably high resolution. The only workaround I have been able to find is to create the card itself in MSE using only a blank or vibrant solid color background image for the card art, then loading the resulting completed card image file into Photoshop or a similar program and pasting in the original non-compressed artwork manually.

Rather a pain to do, but the results do end up looking dramatically better.
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Thank you all. I will check out the mtgset editor and see how it integrates with GIMP.

Thanks for pointing me in a direction!
 
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