For New Players - How to put up a Screenshot

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Hello, and welcome to the School of Dragons!  So you've been in the Forums and you noticed how many of us actually have a signature with screenshots of our dragons made into banners and such.  I'm going to walk you through how to do just that!  If you have only paint, don't worry, it'll still work!  I use Paint Shop Pro version X3 so some of the screenshots may look unfamiliar.  Don't worry about this, I'll explain it in those terms too.

 

First thing to do is get a picture of your dragon.  Select a spot that you really like and then use the Right Click and drag.  This will change the camera angle as well.  So I set down on a small place, and I wanted my dragon and myself to look at a sunset off a rocky beach for this demo.  Be patient as sometimes it takes a litle time and practice to do this and get great pictures.  When you find what you feel is the perfect place and pose, tap on Prt Scrn, Prt Scn, Print Screen, or sometimes put on as Prnt Scn on your keyboard while holding the mouse in the right click/drag position.  Sometimes its not necessary to hold it while doing a screenshot, but again, this takes playing around.

 

Next go into paint or your choice of photo editor and click either Paste (Paint) or Paste as New Selection, so that it appears in the work space.

 

Next go into paint or your choice of photo editor and click Paste as New Image or if it does not give you that, simply click Paste, so that it appears in the work space.

 

 

Step Three - Crop your photo so that you get the part of the image you want.  You'll see a rectangle with dotted lines around it.   Click on the image and drag to the size you want and area. that you like.

 

 

Step Four - Copy by tapping Ctrl+C or go to Edit and select Copy there.  Both do the same thing.  Now you're going to paste it as a new image so that it only gives you the area that you selected.  To paste it as a new image, just go to Edit and select the same one that you did to paste the screenshot up in the workspace.  After you have copied the image, its okay to just close out or delete the image already in your workspace.

 

 

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or you could just download

or you could just download the free app Pu.ush and press ctrl shift 4 (for mac press cmnd shift 4) select the area, go to the signature place, click the picture icon and paste the link. dere u goh >w<

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Part 2 - Putting up a Screenshot

This is continued from the last post.

 

Step Five - Edit your image how you like.  You can put your clan name on it, your in-game name, your dragon's name, even a clean saying like "Friends make you whole even when you don't feel complete".  Remember if you put a saying into it, make sure it's clean and G-Rated.  Most of us only do the first three for our images/signatures.  For this one I put "Friends fly together in the world.  A clan can help you move it" with my in-screen name, status as Clan Leader, and the Clan I'm leader of which is Plasma Furies.

 

 

Step Six - If its too large, resize it to where it fits within the screen.  I use 600 pixels in width or smaller so that it fits on to the screen.  However, now that you have your photo ready, go to File and click on Save As.  This saves your image to whatever file you want on your computer.  Go to your choice of online photo storage place, and post it on there.  I use Photobucket due to the amount of space it has for images and the fact that it's actually free.

 

 

Step 7 - From here I merely click on the image I want and to the side it gives you a list of links of how to post it.  Simply click on the Direct Link and it automatically copies the link for you.  The next two images give you that step.  Remember, all I'm doing is clicking on the image that I want from the above screen and then on Direct Link

 

 

Continued in next post (We're almost there!)

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Part 3 - Posting the Screenshot

Okay, so we now have your screenshot and we've now posted it to a site that can give us a URL.  Now we need to put it here in the forums at the School of Dragons, and this may be where a lot of you get confused.  So here it goes.

 

Step 8 - Open the School of Dragons website and go to Forums.  As long as you have copied the direct link, its okay to close the site to put it on here at School of Dragons (SoD for short).  Click on the Picture Icon to open up a separate window.

 

 

 

Once you have done this final step, you will see your image show up here on the post itself.  For those that want to see how to put it in signature, keep reading because it will continue with that.  The only difference is that you won't follow the last two screenshots.  Below is what it looks like when you have done everything right.

 

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Great instructions!

Thank you so much!  I'm going to bookmark your post in case I forget how to do it!  Thanks again.

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Putting it as Signature

Okay, so now we know how to do screenshots, but you want it as your signature.  Here is something to help you do just that!  You're going to do everything but what is in the last two screenshots above.  Instead, you're going to follow the instructions listed in the screenshots below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 2 - Posting as Signature

 

 

 

As always, I hope this helps!

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To the commenter from above:

or you could just download the free app Pu.ush and press ctrl shift 4 (for mac press cmnd shift 4) select the area, go to the signature place, click the picture icon and paste the link. dere u goh >w<

 

If you see a person doing a Tutorial, please do not interrupt.  Its considered rude and it really discourages people from reading further.  Its just common sense and respectful.  Sometimes people like to also edit their pictures to make it their own and this tutorial does just that.  It lets it become their own.  Not everyone has your system nor my own and this was done for the general user that may be struggling with this.  It would not have appeared so rude if you had waited until after the tutorial was completed.

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For the New Vikings:

 

Thank you for ignoring that comment when it was made.  I had not yet finished the tutorials.  I pray that it helps you to make your own uniquely yours.  I hope that you have fun working on your signatures and your screenshots, and again welcome to the School of Dragons.  Enjoy your time here and please feel free to comment below!

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I dont think I am interrupting but actually it is far more better and less time consuming to install the screenshot software Lightshot.It is much less easier to edit/upload it then to do the above procedure.Install it and then Just open the lightshot from the start menu and click Prnt Srn.Then You can select the area and when you finish adjusting the screen just click upload on its X-axis or its horizontal bar.Then once its uploaded it will give you a site BUT THATS NOT IT! Yow will have to click open and it will open in a browser.Then you can Right-click the picture and select Copy image URL and paste it in the Signature box..

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It didnt occur to me that I

It didnt occur to me that I could do it this way lol. I usually just press ctrl and prtsc (printscreen) and then paste on Paint. Then just resize and edit, and post it on photobucket (:

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You're not interrupting, and

You're not interrupting, and there's always more than one procedure to getting the image saved to a site.  Some have other methods than others, so this is just another variation of it.  Most of my editing is done in PSP X3 which is similar to PSP X2, and possibly a bit of Photoshop.  I broke it down into many steps to make it easier to see how I got from point A to point B.  Paint can do some editing but not as much as the program I'm used to so I didn't go into the editing of the picture or anything like that.  So the entire process actually doesn't take that long. 

 

As for the interrupting, you're fine, it was the one second post in.  I don't mind commenters, I really don't.  I just find it a bit rude if someone is putting in time and effort to do a tutorial for others and they post in it like they did above.  Other than that, I have no problem with them, about what they said or anything.

 

To my other commenter, its worth a shot to find out which way you like to edit your image.  That's the fun part about creativity.  As stated, this is just one variation of things that you can use.  So please, feel free to explore a bit!  Have fun and I hope you find a style that you love!

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I have a Mac

Sadly, I have a Mac and I do not have that.  I also do not have the money to afford that pro stuff...... There's no other way...is there?

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Mac Users

I'll try to get the key strokes you use for the screen capture on there so that you can use that.  Again, it will not ask you if you want to save or anything.  Try using Paint or a similar program.  PSP X3 is just something I use, but it does work on things like paint too.

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The Keystrokes for Mac Users

For Mac Users, press Command+Shift+3.  This should do the same thing as the PrtScrn for Windows.  I hope this helps!  You can also paste it on Paint or other art programs that you may have on your computer.

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I pressed PrtScrn but mothing

I pressed PrtScrn but mothing happend.

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What happens with PrtScrn

When you press the PrtScrn, you won't initially see anything happen except maybe, and this is only sometimes, a very tiny pause in the screen happens.  It does not even ask if you want to save or copy the image.  Once you press the PrtScrn button, open up Paint, and go to Edit then Paste.  It should pull up the image there.

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a double post.  -Grins-

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I dont understand.... I tried. But no luck... :(

 

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Thank you so much! This was very helpful (I used photoshop, but close enough lol) ^_^

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Oops double post. Sorry!