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by Nata Lukas [nlt SITOme] [email Nata Lukas] 2017-01-23 19:45:42 [36462]
This is a look at the process I use for building a collaborative piece for the grid. I hope this can help anyone looking for pointers on how to better their skills and play pieces that excite others to play along with them on this cool site.

These instructions are for working in Photoshop. I have not worked in GIMP but I am told it is somewhat similar. Working with layers is very important to this process.

1- Open the current level of gridcosm, copy the center image. Open Photoshop and create a new project with a canvas size of 450 x 450 pixels. paste the center tile into the center of this new project.

2- Copy and paste any tiles already completed on the current level into your project and arrange them accordingly.

3- Deselect your background layer.

4- Merge the rest of the layers ( I use merge visible, but there are a few different ways to do this, the important thing is to have all completed tiles on one layer)

5- Duplicate the merged layer. This is your master layer and must remain the top layer and NEVER be altered. This will show you how your tile is going to look when played. The next layer down is kind of a back up and can be used for some blending if need be.

6- Make sure you are working below the top 2 layers at all times. Layers rule. use the opacity sliders. I use the eye dropper a lot too. Like OHK said, pick up on themes and colors from elsewhere on the current level(s) to help with cohesion. Most people like it when someone is playing with their ideas rather than around or against them.

7- once you are happy with your piece take a little break,walk away from your computer physically, go to the bathroom, get a drink of water, whatever. If you are still stoked with your piece when you come back then itís time to crop it down to 150x150 pixels. Save that sucker!

8- Make a note about what the gridpoem says, not just the adjacent lines. Come up with something clever, if need be do some googling for inspiration. Not contributing to the poem is simply lazy and lame, donít be that douchebag who doesnít even try, you are better than that.

9- Upload your piece and poem contribution, the more collaboratively you play the more others will want to play. Back in the heyday we could get some pretty fun jam sessions with several articipants collaborating on several pieces over a day. Yeah I know wistful old timer, blah blah blah.

Happy ARTINGÖ these of course are not hard and fast rules because there really are none here, but some suggestions that hopefully will help anyone that wants to feed into a more collaborative flourishing of this awesome thing Jon & Ed built.

...gridcosm?level=4137

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Re: YZN and blending
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Re: YZN and blending
 Sein und Zeit  17-01-26 17:44
Re: you coulda shoulda
 Nata Lukas  17-01-26 16:20
Re: you coulda shoulda
 Nata Lukas  17-01-26 05:57
Re: YZN and blending
 Nata Lukas  17-01-26 05:48
Re: you coulda shoulda
 noh  17-01-26 03:30
Re: YZN and blending
 Sein und Zeit  17-01-26 02:27
Re: [no subject]
 Nata Lukas  17-01-26 00:53
thats alot better
 Oh / Brock Lee  17-01-26 00:01
4138c1seed
 Nata Lukas  17-01-25 21:54
[no subject]
 Yann Kemper  17-01-25 21:46
Re: tile build video for YNZ
 Yann Kemper  17-01-25 21:03
tile build video for YNZ
 Nata Lukas  17-01-25 19:29
Re: ANT? HOW TO GRIDCOSM
 Yann Kemper  17-01-24 20:49
Re: ANT? HOW TO GRIDCOSM
 Nata Lukas  17-01-24 03:31
Re: ANT? HOW TO GRIDCOSM
 Yann Kemper  17-01-24 03:17
Re: ANT? HOW TO GRIDCOSM
 Nata Lukas  17-01-24 03:11
Re: ANT? HOW TO GRIDCOSM
 Nata Lukas  17-01-24 03:08
Re: TCA - The Final Word :( 3/15/1957 to 6/3/2014
 Yann Kemper  17-01-24 02:57
Re: TCA - The Final Word :( 3/15/1957 to 6/3/2014
 Nata Lukas  17-01-24 02:56
Re: RIP TCA
 Nata Lukas  17-01-24 02:53
Re: ANT? HOW TO GRIDCOSM
 President Cosmo Blenderson  17-01-24 01:59
Re: GRIDCOSM tile building process tips
 Yann Kemper  17-01-24 01:49
Re: GRIDCOSM tile building process tips
 Yann Kemper  17-01-24 01:36
Re: GRIDCOSM tile building process tips
 Nata Lukas  17-01-24 01:31
Re: GRIDCOSM tile building process tips
 Yann Kemper  17-01-24 00:36
GRIDCOSM tile building process tips
 Nata Lukas  17-01-23 19:45
Re: Thanks SNY, NLT & MKC (was: [CLUELINK])
 Nata Lukas  17-01-23 17:48
ANT? Never knew ya! Why not blending drives people off...
 Nata Lukas  17-01-23 17:44
Re: SUH's 1038a3-b3
 Nata Lukas  17-01-23 17:40
Re: gridcosm newbie guide?
 Nata Lukas  17-01-23 17:36
Re: TCA = TRUMP? (re: "Sorry I'm taking so long ...")
 Nata Lukas  17-01-23 17:28
Re: YZN and blending
 Nata Lukas  17-01-23 17:18
Re: YZN and blending
 Yann Kemper  17-01-22 15:21
Re: YZN and blending
 Nata Lukas  17-01-22 06:05
Re: YZN and blending
 Yann Kemper  17-01-22 00:09
Re: YZN and blending
 Yann Kemper  17-01-21 23:43
Re: YZN and blending
 Yann Kemper  17-01-21 23:22
YZN and blending
 Oh / Brock Lee  17-01-21 20:21
Re:NOH =
 Oh / Brock Lee  17-01-21 19:49
Re: YZN =
 Yann Kemper  17-01-21 06:46
Re: YZN =
 Yann Kemper  17-01-21 06:41
YZN =
 noh  17-01-21 05:25
Re: YZN = TCA ?
 Yann Kemper  17-01-19 19:43
YZN = TCA ?
 Nata Lukas  17-01-19 01:43
OHK
 Yann Kemper  17-01-14 05:43
[no subject]
 Yann Kemper  17-01-14 03:53
Re: Current Level. Nice work MKC
 Mike Casey  17-01-13 06:42
Current Level. Nice work MKC
 Yann Kemper  17-01-13 05:21
MKC
 Yann Kemper  17-01-13 04:38
Nice NLT
 Sein und Zeit  17-01-05 02:59
Could somebody make a gridcosm immage with this?
 Yann Kemper  17-01-04 22:45
jimmy jam sauce
 Nata Lukas  16-12-20 06:40
can you jam?
 Nata Lukas  16-12-20 06:23
lol srd i just watched that last week lol
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-12-07 01:36
[no subject]
 Yann Kemper  16-12-05 01:10
lol i just found empirestrikesbackoriginal + fleetwood mac rumors at STlogo appear = 9:44, repeats slow at 0:00 = luke hand on windshield
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-12-03 23:17
Re: Re:PLEASE MAKE AWESOME GRIDCOSM SQUARES
 Yann Kemper  16-12-03 21:42
Re: Re:PLEASE MAKE AWESOME GRIDCOSM SQUARES
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-12-03 19:50
Re:PLEASE MAKE AWESOME GRIDCOSM SQUARES
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-12-03 11:34
We Rule!
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-12-03 08:35
Re: Ah, sweety! I was just being sarcastic lol
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-12-01 22:28
Re: Apperently KBO can just add whatever the f she wants to without asking anyones opinion first
 Kilbo  16-12-01 19:01
Sup
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-12-01 13:15
Apperently KBO can just add whatever the f he wants to without asking anyones opinion first
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-12-01 13:04
Re: MKC
 noh  16-11-29 22:52
MKC
 Oh / Brock Lee  16-11-27 18:32
Re: YZN
 Just In Time JIT  16-11-26 17:27
Re: non blending players + troll specialist
 Just In Time JIT  16-11-26 17:20
I still love you tho JIT
 Oh  16-11-19 20:16
Re: The chairs make the lines seem like sound vibrations
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 16:58
The chairs make the lines seem like sound vibrations
 noh  16-11-19 16:52
MRMy
 noh  16-11-19 16:46
I couldnt help but notice the commentary YZN lol
 noh  16-11-19 16:43
YZN 4118 C3
 noh  16-11-19 16:22
Um
 noh  16-11-19 16:09
Re: YT CHAT / AND THATS HOW ITS DONE PPL
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 15:56
Re: YT CHAT / AND THATS HOW ITS DONE PPL
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 15:15
Re: YT CHAT / AND THATS HOW ITS DONE PPL
 noh  16-11-19 04:17
Re: YT CHAT
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 03:38
YT CHAT
 noh  16-11-19 03:34
Re: Now you know how to fix a mistake or add more blending later
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 03:32
Naw man thanks to you
 noh  16-11-19 03:31
Re: Now you know how to fix a mistake or add more blending later
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 03:26
Now you know how to fix a mistake or add more blending later
 noh  16-11-19 03:24
Re: OK! GREAT!
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 03:21
OK! GREAT!
 noh  16-11-19 03:20
Re: Its still the wonky one
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 03:20
Its still the wonky one
 noh  16-11-19 03:19
Re: Fix that
 Yann Kemper  16-11-19 03:17
Fix that
 noh  16-11-19 03:12
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