I work on a card game. So, I'm working on a proc in my game for a minor visual element. The goal is to give the cards a holographic display akin to a scene from an anime movie.
That's the actual image for reference sake.
Initially I only had this applying to 2-3 cards so I just created alternate icons and switched the icons of the cards when I wanted to apply the visual change, but now I'm trying to work on a proc that can apply it to any card in the game.
I have the proc working and the visual comes pretty close to what I want, but the colors end up just a bit washed out.
Here is my results.
Bottom is the original card.
Top Left is the alternate icon I created by hand.
Top Right is the newly generated icon by the proc.
Right now the proc...
1. uses MapColors() to convert the original image to grayscale
2. uses Blend() with ICON_ADD to apply a 0000FF square of blue color over the artwork.
3. Overlays a new border on to the image giving the new colored segment at the bottom and white outline.
I cant find a way to increase the contrast of the image though so either my darks look too bright or my brights look too dark. I cant find a way to fine tune the levels to give a nice even range from black to blue to white.
Anyone have any advice on how to achieve this?
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