I'm going to begin this guide by saying:
If you have the IQ of a brick, please don't even begin to follow this topic.
If you are confused by any part, you will not get this at all.
~This guide will teach you how to take any image and use it as your crews emblem~
This forum is full of trash threads and dumb questions so I thought I'd post something people could actually use and not feel bad about.
This exploits the coding of SocialClub website, they have been emailed of this exploit and they apparently don't care because they were made aware of it years ago. Not much they can do to patch it, and it doesn't do anything bad anyway.
If you have any other OS (For instance I had a Chromebook, please dualboot into a ubuntu/linux platform, or windows or mac)
UPDATE: Watch this video for a shorter method!
Inkscape (sudo apt-get install inkscape) (inkscape.com for pc or mac)
vectormagic.com (Can turn standard bitmap into .SVG files)
Gimp or Photoshop (Take any jpeg image or whatever and turn into a .png, save it and use vectormagic.com)
Gedit (sudo apt-get install gedit) (ubuntu/linux)
Real time browser editor
Google Chrome will work best
Firefox with greasemonkey script support as an alternative
Open your photo editor (Gimp, or Photoshop)
Get your image you want to use and open it up and *resize it to 512x512 pixels*(If you skip this step, your vectored image will pop outside the emblem editor and mess your emblem up)
If you don't know how to resize an image or a canvas to 512x512 without automatic resize due to unproportionate mesaurements, you can use picresize.com
and quickly save it as a .png file formatted photo (best for bitmapping)
Go to Vectormagic.com and follow their userfriendly steps to download your .png file as a vector image.
When it is done turning your image into a vector, it will give you four file types to choose to download as, choose the "SVG" option as this is the only method that will work.
Open up Google Chrome or any real time browser with an element editor
Navigate to the Emblem editor on R* socialclub.
*IMPORTANT PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTINUING*
You must do this layer by layer, and this can take a bit of time. For each layer of your image, you must add a layer (any object) on the Emblem Editor, which will now be referred to as EE.
Open up your svg file with your notepad tool of preference.
It should look like this:
Explanation of this coding.
After the <path fill> statement is a hex color code. A hex color code is a 6 digit code that tells a browser how to color a specific block.
When you create an object on r* social club it is default "#000000"
Like I said, you want to do this LAYER BY LAYER, the more detailed the photo, the more layers. For instance someones face is going to take like 10 hours of extreme copy pasting.
Create an object in your EE. A black circle will do.
Right click the black circle and click "inspect element"
You will see a line like this:
Edit the path fill "Hex" code with the first hex code in your SVG file.
Now, you're going to take the d="" code in your svg file.
Copy everything between d="" and paste it into the same spot on the element inspector on Chrome, inbetween the d="".
You must do this for every single layer you have in your svg
For the next layer to be added, you must add ANOTHER object into the emblem editor, you can do all circles, whatever.
Here's an example of a pretty simple one.
There is a subreddit guide to this somewhere, if you don't exactly find my guide interactive or supporting enough, feel free to go read it, it's very short and does not explain much to the average gamer.
Thanks for reading, any questions, feel free to ask.
Please allow 4-24 hours for R* to take your vectorized image and switch it BACK to a .png and upload it to the cloud!
If you make one using this method, please post a photo!
I will update this thread if I missed anything or anything needs adding.
If you need help realtime, you can add me on XBOX360.
My GT is Sayid Al Faruq
(No, I'm not middle eastern.)
Feel free to invite me to a party, or a game.
Edited by Sayid, 14 October 2013 - 05:28 PM.