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Making Tokens for VTT

Jacob Lewis

Ye Olde GM
So I made the move to running games online using a VTT (Roll20). Inevitably, I get into full-prep mode wanting to get as much done, ready, and on-hand then I could possibly need or use. Let's face it--there is such a thing as having too much free time on your hands, especially if you're like me (a completionist, and a perfectionist, and probably some other "-ist"s). But instead of working on campaigns, maps, adventures, etc., I've find myself focusing on more cosmetic stuff. Specifically, tokens.

Now, I could've just used some easy tool to make a ton of uniquely bland tokens, but then I saw some not-so-typical examples and thought "I could do that!". I may not be an artist, but I can use the heck out of photoshop. So first thing I did was purchase a large pack (or three) of nice-looking borders for tokens. And then I started scouring the internet (and my own library I've built over the years) for images.

Fast-forward a few weeks of toying around with techniques, and here's what I come up with:

Female_Human_Wizard_T01.png
Male_Human_Wizard_T01.png
Male_Human_Warrior_T02.png
Female_Dwarf_Rogue_T01.png

And there's a lot more. It's become sorta a hobby within a hobby for me. But since I know I'm not the only one making the move to VTT, whether by choice or by necessity, I thought I'd start sharing a few so others can make use of them, too. Enjoy!

EDIT: The portrait frames were part of a set I purchased from DriveThru RPG. You can find them here.

EDIT 2: As I mentioned above, I am not an artist. The artwork is not mine and may be subject to copyright, etc. Apologies if I didn't already make that obvious. This is intended to show off my techniques and utilization with Photoshop.

If you have any issues, please report this thread to the admins so they may decide if this post is appropriate. I am not going to devolve this into a spectacle on the usual arguments with the usual suspects on the subject.
 
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Nebulous

Legend
I've been doing some too in Roll20, but not quite as nice as those you have. In fact, all of Roll20 has become a new hobby, I tinker with maps and lighting endlessly now.
 

Jacob Lewis

Ye Olde GM
I've been doing some too in Roll20, but not quite as nice as those you have. In fact, all of Roll20 has become a new hobby, I tinker with maps and lighting endlessly now.
I know what you mean! I've been delving into scripts, creating monsters, and landing pages. At some point, I might actually start running games, too! ;)
 


Nebulous

Legend
But you inspired me! Our dwarf cleric had a lame token, I haven't liked it the past couple of weeks, and it's my brother, so i just took the liberty to upgrade it for our Curse of Strahd campaign. I don't know what I would do without Photoshop either.

 













Ovinomancer

No flips for you!
I thought I was obvious, but ok. Made it more clear. Thanks. ;)
Asking people to give credit to artists really shouldn't draw snide comments (speaking of your edit). And, you should never assume it's obvious that you're possibly infringing copyright and/or not crediting artists unless you think it should be an obvious conclusion that you're the jerk. I didn't want to assume and gave the benefit of the doubt.

What you do in the privacy of your game is whatever -- don't care. When you're asking for congrats in public, though, for taking uncredited art and even offering to create fir others with uncredited art, you've crossed a line. Don't treat ne like a jerk for politely pointing this out so it can be addressed.
 

Jacob Lewis

Ye Olde GM
@Ovinomancer I'm sorry you took it that way. I thought I was being humorous. Or do you assume everyone here just doesn't want to be friends? :(

Anyway, I'm not going to take this thread further in the direction you're trying to go. I don't believe either of us is the appointed authority on the subject of copyright, etc, but you're certainly not in a position to offer an analysis on anything I mean, say, or do. I have done as you suggested, but you don't also get to critique how I do it. So if you really have an issue, please feel free to use the report button. Let the admins know. I trust they will tell me if there is something else that needs to be done, or if my posts are not appropriate.

And if none of that makes you happy, then there's also the Ignore feature. Frankly, it's the one thing that helps keeps me sane here some days. :)
 

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