I'm trying to make a repaint of this
wonderful '172 but I'm having problems.
Using GIMP to open the .psd files (I don't have PS), all the layers showed up, and I got painting, using the F-GOAP livery layer under "paint here" as a template.
I got the design painted on, and it looked like this
(all fine I think), but when I came to exporting it with GIMP's DDS plugin (using BC3/DXT5 compression, maybe this has something to do with it?), I had some serious issues. I merged visible layers, then added a layer mask with the alpha channel so that this
was all I had in the layers section. However, when I go to load the livery in FSX, having done everything with the AC.cfg etc, I get this
I am a bit stuck here, as I think it's something to do with the alpha channel, but I have tried many combinations of having the alpha on certain layers, merging layers, and the same with the _spec file, but to no avail, I always just get the black aircraft.
Any help is greatly appreciated, as this is my first repaint and I have no clue what I'm doing!