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Ian Keldon March 2 2012 07:03 PM

Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
I don't know if this is truly fan art, but I was playing around with a pic of a set of "monster maroons" and got these using the hue controls in PdN:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...uniformalt.png

They would have looked pretty good on-screen I think...

And yes, I know I didn't quite get every pixel fixed around the edges...I ran up on the limits of resolution and my patience as it was down to 1-2 pixels at a time at that point...

Kaiser March 2 2012 07:40 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
they look good to me :)

sojourner March 2 2012 08:00 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Maybe in darker hues.

The Axeman March 2 2012 08:22 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
They look pretty pastille coloured for uniforms. I think I prefer the on-screen versions.

Ian Keldon March 2 2012 08:35 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Quote:

The Axeman wrote: (Post 5926810)
They look pretty pastille coloured for uniforms. I think I prefer the on-screen versions.

Dang it! I keep forgetting my monitor is a shade darker than most...I'll try to fix the image.

Try this:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...niformalt2.png

Ian Keldon March 2 2012 09:00 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Gonna have to tinker a bit...

The Castellan March 2 2012 09:17 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
I've thought about that too.
Here's a simple recolor I did on Corel, back in 2004, when I first joined this site.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...acron/blue.jpg
Personally, I liked the TMP uniforms, because they were less military looking, plus the TWoK-pre TNG just looked uncomfortable.

What I wold have done for TMP/Phase 2 (though I think the uniforms looked fine as they did) would color code the uniforms like in TOS, and make variations like in TOS, like having both a skirt and a pants type uniform for the girls, as I played with the idea here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...cron/Crew2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...cron/Crew4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...n/Landing1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...n/Landing2.jpg

Dunno if anyone else would agree with me on that, but that's my take on it. :)

Ian Keldon March 2 2012 09:50 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Ok, I think I'm as close to done as I care to get with this project...it was just an experiment anyways, so here:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...niformaltb.png

Oh, and nice work Castellan

Kaiser March 2 2012 10:08 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Cool stuff in this thread :)

Ziz March 2 2012 11:30 PM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
When you want to select a whole color area in PdN, use the Magic Wand tool and play with the Tolerance slider. When you get what you want, change Selection Mode to "Add" and click on multiple areas. Copy/paste to a new layer. Make your color adjustments and then apply a slight Feather effect - that will blur the edges of the selected area while keeping the rest of it intact. The blur will help it re-blend with the background a little better.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6...e5b49c34_b.jpg

The Castellan March 3 2012 12:38 AM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Glad ya like 'em, Ian.

Ian Keldon March 3 2012 01:26 AM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Quote:

Ziz wrote: (Post 5927773)
When you want to select a whole color area in PdN, use the Magic Wand tool and play with the Tolerance slider. When you get what you want, change Selection Mode to "Add" and click on multiple areas. Copy/paste to a new layer. Make your color adjustments and then apply a slight Feather effect - that will blur the edges of the selected area while keeping the rest of it intact. The blur will help it re-blend with the background a little better.

Thanks for the tips...I was already using the wand, but that's a new trick for me.

Part of the problem was relatively low resolution such that there was significant pixelization problems to overcome.

BTW: how do you "feather"?

Here's my applying as much of that tip as I could:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...niformalt3.png

Kaiser March 3 2012 02:22 AM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Awesome :) :techman:

Wingsley March 3 2012 02:43 AM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Quote:

sojourner wrote: (Post 5926687)
Maybe in darker hues.

I agree. I'd like to see what a Navy Blue would look like. I'd also like to see a Midnight Blue.

Ian Keldon March 3 2012 04:20 AM

Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms
 
Navy (or at least darker) and Midnight blue

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...htbluealts.png
if I went with the navy, then I'd go back to the darker maroon color for ops officers

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/...eldon/uni5.png


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