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Artwork ".lay" brightness question.
05/09/19 02:50 AM Attachment: berzerk-before-after.jpg 186 KB (0 downloads)

I Have an artwork ".lay" question.

First my conundrum:

By default MAME renders artwork (Bezels, Instruction Cards etc.) at full brightness. Meaning a white instruction card has the same value of white as the brightest on-screen game object.

I prefer the artwork to be darker than the on-screen graphics, to give the illusion that the game graphics (CRT) are glowing brighter than the surrounding artwork.

I've tried two ways of doing this:

1) Duplicate each piece of artwork as pure black. Then edit the .lay file to place it as a layer behind the proper artwork. Then "dim" the proper artwork using 50% alpha.

2) Darken the artwork files by 50% using PhotoShop.

Both methods work okay for me, but they are time consuming. Being a lazy fella, I'm wondering if there is a simpler way to do it?

Here is a before/after image for reference:



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* Artwork ".lay" brightness question. Farnf 05/09/19 02:50 AM
. * Re: Artwork ".lay" brightness question. Nightvoice  05/09/19 03:16 AM
. * Re: Artwork ".lay" brightness question. Farnf  05/09/19 02:28 PM

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