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How To Easily Make Texture Packs (Easy!)

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Nicola5
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Hello and welcome to my tutorial on how to create texture packs.
its really quite simple when you get the hang of it, first off you'll need a few programs.
Winrar and paint.net (Links at the bottom of this page)

In order to get the the actual file that needs to be edited you need winrar, and paint.net is a free paint program great for this sort of thing. Are you on a mac? no worries goto the appstore and get the unarchiver, and get paintbrush(link also at bottom) instead of paint.net

First things first. goto your "Start" button and type in "%appdata%" and pres enter. You should see a file come up.
The first folder should be ".minecraft" if its not then look for ".minecraft". Click on .minecraft then click bin then right click "minecraft" and choose "open with" and choose WinRar. Winrar should op open and you should have a file with files such as "title, terrain, gui, etc.".

Now goto your desktop and create a new folder, lets call it "Texture Pack Apparatus". Take all the folders *NOT FILES JUST FOLDERS* and place them into the folder on your desktop. Now scroll through the Minecraft winrar archive and you should find 3 .png files: terrain.png pack.png and particles.png. take these and also put them in the desktop folder.

Now Lets Begin editing! but first let me explain some things. terrain is the terrain of minecraft (dirt rock etc.) particles are umm..... yea don't toy with those. and pack will be the picture next to your texture pack name. ex:" default has a pack.png of a mountain".

Now to realy edit. You remember all those folders you coppied over, well almost all of them have .png in them. these pngs are different textures of minecraft. Simply goto one, lets say chicken.png and rightclick>goto open with> and choose paint.net. then begin editing!

If you only wish to edit the terrain of minecraft (rock, dirt, etc.) then edit terrain.png

When you are satisfied with your texture pack, goto your desktop and rightclick>new>WinRar archive.
Name it the name of your texturepack. Now dump all the files from "Texture Pack Apparatus" into the newly made winrar archive. AND THERE YOU GO!

You have successfully created your first texture pack!

-Sub for Moar
-or don't :'(

Links:
Winrar:http://www.win-rar.com/download.html
paint.net:http://paint.net/
MAC ONLY-Paint brush: http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/

EDIT: TIPS ON PAINTING!

So you have all the gear and are ready to edit, but your artistic talents aren't quite as advanced as others.
No worries as Nic is here to help.

You ALWAYS want to pic colors that are next to eachother in hue values. such as gray and light gray, not red and blue. keep in mind that there will be shadow/light in game that affects the way it all looks. and most important have fun! don't make texture packs for fame make em for fun!
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Update #1 : 01/04/2012 1:56:14 pm1/04/12

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  • theminer10111
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  • April 11, 2014, 12:25 am
Hey would Just Like To Say That Its getpaint.net Now
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  • FarGuardian
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  • April 8, 2012, 9:51 pm
just so you know on the 2nd paragraph you spelt press pres and on another you spelt really realy
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  • Lord Drakan
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  • February 23, 2013, 11:30 am
Just so you know you spelled spelled spelt and you spelled spelled spelt.
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 24, 2012, 7:26 pm
Show us how to install mods!
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 12, 2012, 10:16 pm
Excuse me i need help i edited some texture in paint but the parts i didnt Edit were white why is that so the sword is a swords with a big white square around it how do i make this white invisible?
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  • Nicola5
  • Level 20
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  • March 13, 2012, 11:12 am
are you using paint.net? if not then use it and save your image as a .png the white you are seeing is because the image you are making is not a png
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 13, 2012, 9:52 pm
im using the Paint which was already on my computer
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  • Nicola5
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  • March 14, 2012, 4:47 pm
No, you need paint.net
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 16, 2012, 2:27 pm
oh ok

ill go try that
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 16, 2012, 8:39 pm
reply ok i made a new version using paint.net and i put it in the folder where you put texture packs and it didnt work
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  • theminer10111
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  • April 11, 2014, 12:29 am
You Need To Make A New WinWar Archive And Dump All Files Into That Then Put It In ResourcePacks
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 5, 2012, 12:31 am
dont worry i figured it out wait this stuff happens to me all the time
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 5, 2012, 12:30 am
how do u fav posts?
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 5, 2012, 12:30 am
thank you so much!
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 5, 2012, 12:19 am
ohhh dont worry i figured out how to fix it!
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  • FarGuardian
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  • March 5, 2012, 12:16 am
yay but when i open something with paint it was rly small how do i fix that?
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  • Thatrandoman
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  • January 4, 2012, 6:15 am
I knew all of that... I was hoping for tips of painting.
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  • majed9
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  • January 4, 2012, 5:45 am
good one :D diamond for u
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