[Guide][1.24+] Create a Paint Icon for Paintjob

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[Guide][1.24+] Create a Paint Icon for Paintjob

Postby Eagle_Eye » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:14 pm


Before you go ahead and create your skin, you will need to create a png file that will be the " in game " icon in the paint shop where you will purchase your paint job.

This is a Guide to help you create your png.

This guide assumes a reasonable knowledge of Photo Shop.


I have uploaded a file to my site, in the zip file are 6 files.

The default flake_noise.dss from ETS2
The 3 manifest files
2 PSD files I created as a base for creating Paint Icons and Package Pictures.

You won't need all the items in this zip for this guide, but, you might need them for my other guides.


You can download the file from the link below.

http://www.dfreload.com/forum/files.php ... le&id=2689

For this tutorial I am using photoshop.

You will need your own copy.


There may be better ways of doing things, this way works for me and is quick and effective.

If it doesn't work for you, then I guess it's tough luck lol.

I take no responsibility if things go wrong.

Creating your Paint Icon png

Put the Paint_Icon.psd into the folder where you have created your skin.

Load up the Paint_Icon.psd into Paint Shop.

This is a file that I created to make my Paint Icons, I just add a new layer, turn off old ones, add text then save it..

I have a small EE Icon on a layer that I can use as an overlay :)

The Icon size required for the game and ETS2 Studio is 256 x 64 pixels.

The picture in the Paint_Icon.psd is already sized to 256 x 64 pixels.

Create your picture on a new layer.

Then save the file over itself. This way, you will have a record of previous Paint Icons you have created.

Now, we need to save it as a png file to be read by ETS2 Studio.

Pull down the "save as" from the File Menu.

By default the file format will be psd.

From the "Format" pulldown, select the PNG.

Type in your file name.

If you put the Paint_Icon.psd into your skin folder, by default, it will save there, right where you need it later.

Press "save"

On the "PNG Options, just press "OK"

In the folder you selected will be your Paint_Icon.psd

You have created your Paint Icon :)

You can go ahead and open ETS2 Studio and create your Paintjob.

How to create a metallic paintjob will follow soon.


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