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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:12 am 
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The following links have been provided by the A2A Community in order to help fellow repainters and new comers. (They will be regular updated) If you would like to share anything interesting that you feel would be useful for others then please post so it can be added.

Programs required or used;
Photoshop is the program everyone had heard of. It is the industry standard and used by many repainters. A useful program even if an old version its been used for image manipulation since the very beginning.
GIMP might not be the best name in the world, but it does what it says on the tin. It is quite simply the freeware alternative o photoshop. Because of the entry price, it is favoured by many and can even be configured to look like photoshop making learning using photoshop tutorials possible. ... -photoshop
The Nvidia .dds plugin for photoshop enables you to use photoshop as a one stop shop for all repainting in the MSFS world. Allowing photoshop to open and save all the files in the formats required for use in the simulation.
The DXTBMP tool by Martin Wright has been one of the most useful tools by many repainters and because of this very few would not want to by Martin a pint for the creation of the tool. If one cannot use the .dds plugin above and at a time before the plugin existed the dxtbmp program was the key to being able to save textures for use in the simulator. A great tool used by many to make image conversion easy. Even if you are going to use the plugin above, the DXTBMP tool is still a must have and a great backup or vice versa to the plugin.

Profiles; ... t_000.html

General Imagery;

Tut vid is a great site for Adobe users. With great tutorials and a blog that is updated regulary with all things creative tutvid is a great re-source. Many of the general techniques for photoshop can be used in your texture work to help create some truly amazing repaints.

Possibily the holy grail of the simulation fan when it comes to repainting. With tutorials on how to setup programs through to how to draw rivets, colours charts and fonts. With the extra bonus of a great community of artists. A must visit for any aspiring repainter.
(Unfortunately the website has closed in jan 2016 please see here; ... aint-shop/ )

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:23 pm 
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I use COREL Photoimpact X13, rarely I used photoshop or another program to paint Although request photosop to vew a painkit but I try to learn ps!


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