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Make a pair of new shoes
You have to know: how to import/export textures with OpenIV/SparkIV.
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In this tutorial I'll teach you how to create a pair of shoes for Niko. In my example I'll make a pair of Blue Nike Air Max Plus (made in 10 minuts, so the quality is almost a sh*t but is for the tutorial )
You could use Photoshop or another graphix program
Export the textures
First of all, you have to extract "feet_diff_001_a_uni.wtd" from playerped.rpf (Grand Theft Auto IV\pc\models\cdimages[/i]). (See image here).
Then, you have to open .png file with Photoshop.
Then go to Google Images and search images for your shoes.
MUST: search a lateral image, a sole image
OPTIONALLY: a image from the top
For this tutorial I'll use this image.
You could work only in one of the two halves. Once you have finished you could duplicate the right shoe for the left one and vice versa.
Suppose to split the image with a imaginary turquoise green line:
Henceforth I'll refer on this image for the different parts.
In my tutorial I'll work on the right shoe
The sole is easily recognizable and easily editable: you must find a sole image of your shoes and re-size it.
6 and 7 parts are between sole and lateral part: you must find a lateral image of your shoes and re-size it.
Now, let's work on the real shoe.
Also in this case, we could work suppose to split the image with a imaginaryred line. You could work only in one of the two halves. Once you have finished you could duplicate the right part for the left one and vice versa.
Open the image found in google images and select Magnetic Lasso Tool. Magnetic Lasso Tool.
Then, select our shoe, without the part 6&7 (between sole and lateral part).
Copy and paste the level in our feet_diff_001_a_uni.png. We have something like this now:
Go to "Edit" > "Free transform tool" (see the image).
Rotate and re-size image in this way:
And apply tranformation.
Select rubber tool.
and delete the parts exceeding the shoe:
Now we have to adjust lower part of shoe and resize it in the right way.
Select Magnetic Lasso Tool and select our part:
Then, right click on the selection and create a cut level.
Resize it, reducing a little bit:
Then adjust upper part: select Smudge Tool and use in this way:
Select rubber tool and clean:
Now we have to unify the two parts in lower part of shoes. Use Smudge Tool from lower part to upper part and correct some mistakes: