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Old March 2 2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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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:



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...
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Old March 2 2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms

they look good to me
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Old March 2 2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms

Maybe in darker hues.
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Old March 2 2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms

They look pretty pastille coloured for uniforms. I think I prefer the on-screen versions.
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Old March 2 2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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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:

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Old March 2 2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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Gonna have to tinker a bit...
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Old March 2 2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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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.

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:








Dunno if anyone else would agree with me on that, but that's my take on it.
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Old March 2 2012, 09:50 PM   #8
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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:



Oh, and nice work Castellan
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Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms

Cool stuff in this thread
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Old March 2 2012, 11:30 PM   #10
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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.

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Re: Alternate movie era starfleet uniforms

Glad ya like 'em, Ian.
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Old March 3 2012, 01:26 AM   #12
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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:


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Awesome
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Old March 3 2012, 02:43 AM   #14
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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.
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Old March 3 2012, 04:20 AM   #15
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Navy (or at least darker) and Midnight blue


if I went with the navy, then I'd go back to the darker maroon color for ops officers

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