Once you have finished your design, selected your background, and grabbed your dragon’s gemstones, you will end up with something like this:
However, that looks a little bland! Here are some ways you can customize your import. Customizing your import is optional!
let’s start with a basic one: adding halos to your dragon and their
gemstones! Halos should be on the outside of the dragon. The dragon will
never look like it is glowing or glitching out.
2) Color Filters
Of course, there are more ways to customize your import! You may apply a color filter on top of your background. The color must be evenly distributed (you can’t color a single part of the image). For crossbreeds, you may use a gradient of two elements. This gradient will never affect the colors of your dragon or gemstones! It only applies to the background.The colors need to match the elements as follows:
Ocean : Teal or Blue
Wind: Purple or Pink
Here is an example for our dragon from before. It has a color layer at 50% opacity containing a gradient of teal and violet. This is as dramatic as you can change the colors for your import! Any more than this could be too saturated or obscure the background.
3) Custom Borders
Here is the easiest way to make your imports stand out! You can create custom borders unique to you as a player, or your Riders, or even individual dragons! These can be as complex or as simple as you like. You may also give these sections a border of their own.
~VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ~
There are a few requirements for doing this, though. Make sure you follow these rules when you customize the edges of your background:
1) The dragon is not cut off.
2) The gemstones are still placed on the edge of your image (either on the edge of the background border or the extreme edge as usual).
3) The background is not excessively cropped.
In the example below, the background is as small as it is allowed to be. You may remove anything outside the edge of this square, but never anything inside it.
Here is an example of what not to do. The dragon is cut off by the border, and the background is cropped out of bounds. Additionally, the gemstones are way in the center. All-in-all, this import is a disaster!
Text is always optional. Certain types of text are allowed on the import. All text must be legible when the file is viewed at an 800 x 800 px size. It will never obscure the dragon’s design. Here are the types of text you can place on the import:
- ID# (This number is only provided AFTER upload, so it cannot be on your initial upload.)
- Magic Ability
- Etc. — As long as it’s related to the dragon.
To add new text to the import or change it, you must use an Import Change item. You cannot add extra images to go with the text (other than text art itself).
Designing and customizing your dragon is part of the experience of Chronocompass, so hopefully this helps you create an import you love!