Your best shot at a good logo is to have a transparent background and saving the logo as a 32bit .tga file. The latest Photoshop versions changed the way they handle .tga files. So if you use Photoshop, your best bet is to create the logo, save the .psd and then load it with Gimp (a free program) and save the .tga from there. Or you can create it with Gimp from the start, but I still prefer Photoshop. If you do not have or can afford Photoshop, Gimp works very well for this.
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If you want to use an older version of Photoshop, you will have to create a transparent alpha channel to get the transparency to work in Aion.
**This tutorial will use Photoshop CS and Gimp, but it could be done in Gimp alone if you need a completely free option.**
Start your guild emblem design at 256x256 pixels but at 300 resolution so that it is larger and easier to detail and edit. Make sure the new file has a transparent background and is RBG Color at 8 bit.
Create your design (feel free to view my sample emblems following this tutorial)
**note that the design will be very small on the cloak and extreme detail will not convert well to the small cloak**
Save your file as a .psd file and open it in Gimp
Once opened in Gimp, Go to File > Save As >
name your emblem: emblem.tga and save it to your Aion folder
Another window opens up if you have multiple layers, make sure the bottom layer is transparent if you don't want a box in your emblem.
Another window opens up after that with an RLE Compresion checkbox.
Your emblem is now saved!
For more on this tutorial and samples go to The Customized Aion Guild Emblems page.
**I would love comments, suggestions, criticism so that I may update this and have it be as helpful as possible**
This post has been edited by Aion Bunny: 20 November 2009 - 07:28 AM