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Re: Taking better screen shots
« Reply #100 on: May 27, 2014, 05:17:15 PM »
You can capture still lives and portraits in tabbed mode; the trick is to press Tab before the game prompts you to capture the image for the painting. And you can move around to capture a portrait after pressing Tab, so you can get past any walls. I always play with walls up and make sure to position the camera close to the subject before I press Tab. I find that easier; no risking having to navigate through walls.

It doesn't work if your sim is taking photos though. Believe me, I tried. :(

Speaking of putting your walls up, that's my biggest screenshot tip. Well, I could just quote Lisey for my reasoning:

-First, walls up. I suppose this is more of a roleplay thing, like do you want your photos to be obviously from a game or not? I'm obsessed with making sure that walls and ceilings are up.

It also make the backgrounds of your screenshots far less cluttered. Instead of seeing multiple rooms because your walls are down/cutaway, you get the walls instead. And it means that people get to appreciate my choices in wallpaper when they see my screenshots. Also, I'd rather not ruin emotional scenes that happen in my sims' dining room because the walls are down and exposing another sim using the bathroom the next room over. :P
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Re: Taking better screen shots
« Reply #101 on: June 03, 2014, 07:50:53 PM »
For writing purposes, I like to build suspense, or capture a mood by getting the faces or eyes out of the image. It might sound wild at first, but look!

Capturing expression is very important! But it's also good to let your sims tell their story through body language too!  ;)

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Re: Taking better screen shots
« Reply #102 on: June 10, 2014, 06:40:28 PM »
Do these tricks work for painting too? Every time I try to do a still-life or any other painting that involves a screenshot, the walls go up and I can't get anything but walls, roofs and windows.

To take still life or portrait paintings, I usually have a dedicated painting studio with white walls and several overhead lights. I play around with lighting for a long time with two in-house Sims before I try to paint any townie portraits. Put walls up and zoom into the portrait studio before clicking on "Paint Portrait of" and you should get a really nice shot with a solid background.

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Re: Taking better screen shots
« Reply #103 on: December 22, 2016, 12:59:38 AM »
Make separate folders for every chapter and name them.

Yes, exactly. That way it'll be all organized. :)
I will do that in the story I just started.  Great idea :)!
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