Tips for Taking Screenshots?

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I know how to take screenshots in general, but I need to know how to be able to crop out or make all of the sidebar things and such disappear so I can take some screenshots of my dragon and Viking for my signature, as well as some other things such as how to take a good shot in general. Is there anyone who can tell me and/or give me some tips n' tricks? Thanks. :)

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I have a Mac computer and so

I have a Mac computer and so use something called Grab.

It is so useful because you can take a picture of the part of the screen that you want or take a picture of the whole screen.

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Pixlr

For most of pictures i use Pixlr. It's almost like Photoshop, but less cooler :/ :D just google it and you'll find it :)

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For basic croping and image

For basic croping and image saving Paint is usually good enough ;))

For more actions, such as adding effects or others, Editing programs such as Photoscape or Photofiltrer are very good for begginers and very handy for all kinds of stuff, not just for saving and editing screenshots. Then they are followed by more complex editing programs such as GIMP or Photoshop, which provide more tools and better editing effects (you can also resize your screenshot, crop your dragon, change colors, add other elements in the image, insert writing & co). There are a bunch of Tutorials on Youtube that provide tips and tricks, just select your favourite editing program and there you go ;)

 

And to obtain a good shot, be sure the subject is in the center of the picture. The subject may range from your dragon to some sceneries, and a nice photo can also be one in which your dragon is on one side and on the right a nice sunset... cool or unique expressions always make a photo funnier/more interesting too, or take them while flying and change the perspective with your mouse (click and hold right). There are also interesting points aroundthe islands, such as landing on a torch, flying up really high, a certain cave, during a mission... 

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Oh gosh, sorry for late

Oh gosh, sorry for late reply! But thank you for the tips! They are much appreciated. :)