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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 24,953 Member
    @KiearaPhoenix Thanks for the feedback :smile: Tammy is a sweet girl :smile: I will be using the blow a kiss for some other Sims today :smile:

    @emorrill The Lion is more based on someone else who is actually very successful and unfortunately in hospital at the moment :( The virus is getting aggressive at the moment
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  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 5,503 Member
    @GraceyManor

    Happy belated birthday,
    hope it was nice.

    @emorrill

    I will try to post it this week, during the weekend I usually go and fun out with old
    saves *lol*. :D

    @KiearaPhoenix

    Thank you, the movie version guy is more handsome than my little
    sim version, but sims are quite limited to what you can do haha. :D





  • CororonCororon Posts: 3,460 Member
    @Brandontaylor Thank you! :smiley:
    emorrill wrote: »
    @Cororon I just have to say you are one of the BEST Sims posers I've seen out there! :star:
    Your game always looks so crisp, pristine and HD. What is your secret? :p
    I have a pretty rad graphics card in my gaming computer (NVidia GeForce 1050i ) but Windows 10 updates have messed up my graphics. :cry: I'm always looking for ways for my game to look the way it used to...
    Nice to see you pop in. :)

    Thanks! :smiley: I have a nVidia GTX 1060 and I too have Windows 10. I think I see little more colour banding on some surfaces since people started talking about it, but I'm not sure if it really is any worse than before. *scratches chin*

    The reason why my pics look like they do is hours of editing. :smile: I correct the curves of bodyparts and clothing if the polygons have hard edges or look distorted and if there are annoying visible compression artefacts. If a wrist looks too thin, I correct that. Elbows often get distorted, so I fix that. Feet get their curves corrected. Jagged hair gets a treatment with the smudge tool. If a shirt's neckline looks blurry, I fix that. Often when one put a sim or an object on an OMSP there is no shadow, so I make shadows with the burn tool.

    When I'm done with all that I reduce the colour saturation a tiny bit (usually -7%). It makes it look more natural. Then I give the pic a soft-focus effect by putting a blurry layer on top of the original and adjust the opacity until it looks good.

    It is a lot of work, but if it's done well then people can't really tell it's edited or just luck/good graphics. :lol:

    A portrait of Jessica I made last week. :smile:

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    Her second cousin Hedda:

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  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 5,503 Member
    edited April 6
    @bekkasan

    Merry is a beautiful sim, great job on her.
    so many sims in the same room do they all know each other?
    Toddlers sit well in those high s chairs, they are so cute.
    gorgeous dresses too.
  • ZhakiraPZhakiraP Posts: 1,201 Member

    AURORA SKIES - Adventure, dating and a wedding

    Albin went on a trip to Egypt, met a local and did what you always do when getting acquainted with a new culture - had a pillow fight.
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    He had brought Jennika Wong with him, she set herself on fire.
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    Jennika decided it would be best she waited at the campsite while Albin explored the tomb.
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    Albin was happy to be home again.
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    Alison and Bernard was expecting their first child.
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    There was a wedding in the backyard.
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    The triplets, from left to right, Braden, Bradley and Brogan, all grown up.
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    Albin and Jennika went on a date. Jennika was apparently on a diet.
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    The Crumplebottom - Helgason family now living in the house.
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  • ZhakiraPZhakiraP Posts: 1,201 Member
    Thank you all for your nice comments.

    @GraceyManor The pattern came with the King, I downloaded him and the queen (perhaps the prince too) from the exchange.
  • Shadow_AssassinShadow_Assassin Posts: 1,314 Member
    Yutang
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    Aww
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    Wuren!
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    He also can lick his nose
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    Entrance to the abyss
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 8,943 Member

    @king_of_simcity7 Sounds like your Sim leader is getting peeved with those not obeying stay at home orders.

    @KiearaPhoenix Thanks for the comment on the kids. :smiley: I do love having large families.

    @emorrill Yes, I am sure @CravenLestat would know how to do it. I didn't look for the tutorial but maybe this week when I don't have time to play I'll do some hunting for it.
    Actually, I didn't catch that he was the oldest. He certainly doesn't look it! :grin:
    You probably had a real microphone. We had to pretend in the dark ages. :tongue:

    @Karritz The big thing I like about gohere is it stops the grouping when you send sims together to lots and the door locking mechanism that it has. It also can help with daycare for your kids, but I have not explored that yet because I generally prefer my sims to take care of their own kids.

    @GraceyManor Thanks for the comment on the Queen's dress. :smiley: I recolor everything. lol, Clothes are usually in the sims favorite color, but not always.
    The analyzer comes with the science skill. As your science skill levels, you can do more things with it.
    Cool pics of them racing in to stop the fire.
    Well, she shut him down again. :lol: I'm assuming she has commitment issues and is not a hopeless romantic? :tongue:

    @Cororon Cute pics of your grandsims.

    @emorrill Thanks for the comments on my updates. I was happy to get the second one up. I'm pretty much caught up with my gameplay now as I didn't play much yesterday.
    The pictures on the walls are paintings so the quality is not the same as what you would get with camera pics. I have the mod that improves the pictures but it is still not great in some lighting. His hair was not blue, just how the painter pictured it in the light I guess. :lol:
    Wisteria doesn't have a purple headband? Did you mean Willow?

    @Silverofdreams30 Thanks for the comments. :smiley: Merry is a boy. Not sure which girl you mean.
    They did not know each other when they got together in the room, but I tried to have Adam and the others talk to as many as possible to get the relationship up. All but Wisteria have high charisma so it doesn't take them long to get to friends. Wisteria's shyness seems to make it take longer.

    @ZhakiraP Great pics of the Crumplebottom - Helgason family. Don't ya just love it...hi, how ya doing, lets pillow fight. :lol:
    hehe, Rafe and Autumn's wedding picture looked very similar with the belly! :grin:
    Great family portrait!
  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 24,953 Member
    Lockdown Part 10

    Katie goes to visit Amy

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    The rules are strict but at least Sims can still visit friends at the moment

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    Amy is happy that Katie came to see her

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    Unlike some selfish Sims who think that it is okay to sunbathe in public places Katie and Amy sunbathe in Amy's back garden

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    They talk about boys and hope to find boyfriends when it is all over

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  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,014 Member
    @bekkasan she has the hopeless romantic trait but also the shy trait.🤪
  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 5,503 Member
    @emorrill

    Heres an update since you kindly asked for one ;)


    Teen Witch update


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    Derek was the first of them walking into her room, he found it odd there was no chairs
    to sit inside her room.

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    Before Derek arrived Jodie had tried to use a love spell,
    which did not turn out that well so she had moved all the chairs in
    her room to be able to cast it.

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    " where are all the chairs?"
    Derek asked a bit confused.

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    Jodie blushed, she could not tell him what had been going
    on before he arrived so she had to come up with a little bit of a
    white lie. " cleaning, mum cleaned the house earlier
    so all the chairs were moved, simply as that
    "

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    " Cleaning huh, so where are we supposed to sit when studying"?
    He said looking towards her.

    " Oh alright, I go get some chairs, wait a bit," She said a bit disappointed her spell
    would not work the way madame had told her earlier.


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    " Thank you," he said as she walked out to grab two chairs.

    To be continued






  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 5,503 Member
    @bekkasan

    OH, I thought the girl with sorta orange color hair was Merry haha
    sorry about that.
  • jonny522jonny522 Posts: 179 Member
    edited April 6
    I've had a bit of time to play. Life has just continued for the Baxter family and there's not too much to report. Though Evelyn painted a portrait of Lauri and Ryan.
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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 24,953 Member
    I will be taking a break from the forums tonight. I cannot say too much by some very worrying news just been announced :(
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  • CororonCororon Posts: 3,460 Member
    I will be taking a break from the forums tonight. I cannot say too much by some very worrying news just been announced :(

    Aw :open_mouth: Take care! I hope whatever it is will be alright in the end. =d
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  • emorrillemorrill Posts: 6,745 Member
    @king_of_simcity7 Oh I know exactly who the Lion is based on. ;) Nice to know he's not like the POTUS.
    I'm very sorry to hear he's in the Hospital. :cry: I pray he will recover!
    (Oh no...is his condition worsening? :worried: )
    Yes, it is getting aggressive and people still aren't taking it seriously. :unamused: Makes me very angry...

    @Cororon Ohhhh, so you do photo touch ups? :lol: Gotcha. I did wonder...
    Do you use Photoshop or some other photo editing program because I would LOVE to have a blending tool!!!
    I agree that reducing the saturation a tad makes the pics look more natural. :star:
    Do you have any High Def mods in your game that don't risk breaking the graphics card? :p

    @ZhakiraP Albin dancing in the kitchen. :lol:
    Beautiful pose there of the bride and groom. <3
    Those are some handsome triplets. :blush:

    @bekkasan Hee hee. :blush: He is aging well. ;) Then again he's only supposed to be like my age. (Harvey's 32, but he sure don't look it with that 'stache! :lol: ) Yeah when Elliott was thinking outside the boy's bedroom door and he said, "Let them keep thinking Harvey is the oldest and authoritative one here..." that was it. ;)
    Dark ages, Lol! :joy: The only microphones I remember in our house were those plastic ones where there's a hole in the top and you talk in it and your voice echoes through it. They're huge...Do you recall which ones I'm talking about?
    ----
    You're welcome. :kissing_heart:
    I actually thought the wall pictures turned out pretty well. :grin:
    His hair was not blue, just how the painter pictured it in the light I guess. :lol:
    ^Ha ha, I see. :blush:
    Yup I meant Willow. Curse my brain lately. :confounded:

    @Silverofdreams30 Aww, you posted the update today for me?? You're so sweet. :kissing_heart:
    I absolutely LOVED IT! :smiley: His poses were perfect to go along with what he was saying. Nailed it girl!
    She was trying to cast a love spell on him. Hee hee! :smirk: Can't say I blame her...I probably would've done the same if I just discovered I can use magic and the hottie popular guy was coming over to my house. :mrgreen:

    @jonny552 Hey. How have you been? :)
    That's a very good painting of Lauri and Ryan. <3
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  • CororonCororon Posts: 3,460 Member
    edited April 6
    @bekkasan Thanks! :smile:
    emorrill wrote: »
    @Cororon Ohhhh, so you do photo touch ups? :lol: Gotcha. I did wonder...
    Do you use Photoshop or some other photo editing program because I would LOVE to have a blending tool!!!
    I agree that reducing the saturation a tad makes the pics look more natural. :star:
    Do you have any High Def mods in your game that don't risk breaking the graphics card? :p

    Yeah, I use Photoshop Elements 2.0 and 13. :smile: No, I don't have any HD mods.

    Example of a retouch, a distorted bath towel:

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    When there's a will there's a way! I thought it would be cool to try to edit in a tape measure in a pic (don't ask me why), so I quickly made poses and went to work:

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    :smiley:
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  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,014 Member
    Hope everyone's doing well.
    Haven't been motivated to do anything, even post.
    Except for feedback.Not feeling well again, I literally spent
    all day in bed as I was so tired.
  • BrandontaylorBrandontaylor Posts: 3,056 Member
    @emorrill You’re welcome.
    Okay, I gotcha. I probably missed that one as it’s a bit hard keeping up on my phone.
    I think the “bubble” is the boundaries placed into the world by EA so Sims don’t go to the farthest edge of the town.
    Ok, lol. I guess I was taking more out of it than needed. That does make since now that you explained it. :D

    @GraceyManor Wow, that was a big fire! I’m sure the firefighters appreciated the assist.
    Glad everyone was saved.
    I see Kimberly turned Ray down again.
  • BrandontaylorBrandontaylor Posts: 3,056 Member
    @Cororon You’re welcome.

    @ZhakiraP Poor Jennika
    Congrats on the wedding!
    They guys are all grown up.
    Great pic of the family.

    @king_of_simcity7 Glad to see Katie and Amy can get together. Today Illinois hit 12,000 cases of the virus. So far my county in Central IL has no reported cases.
    I know who the Lion is based on. Heard he had to be put in ICU but not sure. Prayers for his recovery.

    @Silverofdreams30 Too bad the spell didn’t work. :/
    Lol about the chairs. He probably didn’t want to sit on the floor.

    @jonny522 Great update from the Baxter’s!

    @GraceyManor Hope you feel better.

    ***Still waiting on my internet set up. Comcast has to bring the equipment but said it may take a bit due to COVID-19. They said it may be at least 5 to 7 business days but could be longer. I’m already taking screenshots to share when it’s all set up.
  • MamaSimTeeMamaSimTee Posts: 785 Member
    @GraceyManor Happy belated birthday.

    @bekkasan LOVED the garden. I want to hang out there. :smiley:

    @emorrill I'm so glad that you're feeling a bit of your old self. Though we walk different paths, I'm glad you have a place that lifts your spirits up. I miss our pal @CravenLestat I so wanted to talk Birds of Prey with him.

    @everyone who I've missed or didn't specifically point out, I am looking through your stories and pictures. As always, I'm always impressed with your storytelling and your creativity. Thank goodness there is a place out in the wilds of the internet where we can go and share happy things.

    Happy Simming everyone!
    <insert inspiring comment here> :)
  • BrandontaylorBrandontaylor Posts: 3,056 Member
    edited April 7
    Geez, no more and start my game up and I see the Grim Reaper take someone. This time he took Parker Langerak and River McIrish Keaton. So far he hasn’t got Christopher (95) or Emily (90) yet.

    EDIT: Take that back, he took Emily later on while I was playing. This will be the storyline when I can start sharing again.
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  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,014 Member
    edited April 7
    Ray had to quit the fire career, too glitchy.He's now a politician.XD
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  • BrandontaylorBrandontaylor Posts: 3,056 Member
    Hi @MamaSimTee !

    @GraceyManor That stinks about the fire career. It’s known to be glitchy but being a politician is good too.
  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,014 Member
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    Ray: Oh..Hi Kimberly...thought you were busy tonight?
    Kimberly: I was suppose to go out with my sister, but she decided to
    go on a date with her boyfriend.So here I am.
    Ray: You could have called me..
    Kimberly: I suppose I could have.

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    Ray: I know...you're tired right? But I have to ask, care to take a walk?
    Kimberly: Sure, why not?
    Ray: Really? You're not too tired?
    Kimberly: I'm a little tired...but its nice out, fresh sounds good.

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    Kimberly: You're doing it again.
    Ray: Doing what?
    Kimberly: Staring at me like I got something on my face.
    Ray: No, I'm not.
    Kimberly: Sure....

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    They took a little stroll into the hills on the outskirts of town.
    Upon the hill was a little park with a small statue of a house.
    Kimberly: Aww, this is pretty.

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    Ray: Sit with me?
    Kimberly: Sure, let's sit.

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    They found a spot on the ground, making themselves comfortable.

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    Kimberly relaxed, subconsciously slipping her hand on top of his.
    I guess he's happy huh? XD That face...I just had to screenshot it.

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    Ray: Sorry I kept you up so late, I know you have a lot of school work.
    Kimberly: Its alright, It was nice to not focus on work..But I do have to
    submit my application, so I have to go.
    Ray: Understandable.Well, good night Kimberly.

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    She pulled him into a hug.
    Kimberly: Good night Ray.

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