|First we will need a picture. I have chosen a nice picture of our
good friend Jar Jar Binks for this Example. Now we will load our
image into PSP.
|Next we will begin to resize it to fit the size needed. The
picture will have to be 181 X 167 (for NASCAR 3) or 188 X 271 (for NASCAR
Legends) to load into the game, but we don't want
to resize it to that size just yet. Since this image is longer in
proportion we will resize the height to the correct size. If it were
taller we would adjust the width to match. Go to "Image"
on the menu bar and select "Resize". For width we will
insert 167. Make sure "Maintain aspect ratio" is checked
at the bottom of the resize window. If not it will skew our image
and mess up the proportion.
|Go to "Selection" on the menu bar and click "Select
All". This will select the entire image. Now click on the
Copy icon or go to "Edit/Copy" on the menu bar. Next we
will make the field to put our new image into. On the menu bar we we
will need to go to "File" and select "New" or select
the New icon. A "New Image" box will pop up, and we will
need to set the width to 181 and the length to 167. Click ok and you
will see your new blank picture.
Copy image and create new
|All we have to do now is paste the image we just copied into the new
blank we just made. Go to "Edit" and "Paste" off
of the menu bar. Select "As New Selection" and your image
will be placed into the new image, with any excess not showing as in the
Picture to the right. We can now move it until it is centered as we
would like. Now it may be easy to see why we only sized the height of
the image earlier in this process. We can center Mr. Bink's into the
Paste Image into New
|We will now save the file. Select "File" and "Save
As" on the menu bar. When typing in the name of the file we
must make sure to use the same filename as the car we are going to import
it into. In the drop down menu we will select "Truevision Targa
(*.tga)", but we don't want hit "Save" yet.
Saving as TGA
|Before we save we will click the options button and make sure the
"16 bits" and "Uncompressed" boxes are selected.
It will not load into the game properly if it is saved differently.
Now we are ready to save. We need to save it in the cars folder of
our game, and make sure the filename is the same as the car we are going
to load it into.
Verifying Save Options
|Now lets load our image. Go into "Driver Info" in our NASCAR game
and select the car we are installing the Picture into. Click on
"Driver Info" at the bottom of the screen. On this screen we see the
car to put the picture with. We'll click "Load TGA" at the
bottom of your screen, and we're done. Don't forget to click yes to
save your carfile when you exit.
Loading your Driver Pic
I hope this is somewhat useful to those of you that may have
needed the help with it. There are many way to do this differently, but
this is the most common way I use. Thanks, S_Gibson