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Here I will be displaying all 30 NHL team player photos that I will be updating and adding to our wonderful game in the next few weeks. I will do my best and try and aim for a start of season release for all packs but until then I will be making a flurry of photos and updating the teams I have already done as NHL training camp and exhibition proceed.

 

Here is how I have now figured how to make my player photos for the game,

 

Firstly I search as many full photos from https://www.gettyimages.ca/ as possible, then I individually search for the best possible photo for any players not on Getty, crop all of them one by one to where it looks best (not just a severed head) remove.bg one by one after then in Photoshop I resize width % to around 125-130 depending on photo then when copied in template I set layer height to 1.5 in, center the image, sharpen, remove black and white matte, jersey swap and edit any players that need proper team apparel

DONE !

each team has taken about 3 hrs per so far but I'm getting quicker

that being said I need to be careful ?

I know this is a somewhat tedious method but I find that using full sized HD images from Getty gives the best result

 

 

First up is our 2019 Stanley Cup Champions

 

St. Louis Blues

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Like I said: Use the photos from Yahoo/ESPN/FoxSports - the backgrounds have already been removed. So all you need to do is download the photos and resize/crop them properly in Photoshop. 

Here's an example of Andrei Vasilevskiy from Yahoo (https://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/players/5699/). 

5699.png

 

Right click on the player's photo -> 'Inspect' -> to the right you'll see: 'background-image: url(https://s.yimg.com/it/api/res/1.2/8XSA8fgZlj1XcZep_Cgriw--~A/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7dz0zMDA7aD0yMDA7cXVhbGl0eT0xMDA-/https://s.yimg.com/xe/i/us/sp/v/nhl_cutout/players_l/10222018/5699.png'

Remove the https://s.yimg.com/it/api/res/1.2/8XSA8fgZlj1XcZep_Cgriw--~A/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7dz0zMDA7aD0yMDA7cXVhbGl0eT0xMDA-/ part / copy the 'https://s.yimg.com/xe/i/us/sp/v/nhl_cutout/players_l/10222018/5699.png' part for the full HD photo. 

 

Keep at it ?

Edited by Tyson12

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I kept getting yahoo sports.ca  

these photos are much much nicer

thank you

the packs should come on schedule, and I'll update what I've already done with better photos as some do have glow effect

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54 minutes ago, jcnyr7 said:

I kept getting yahoo sports.ca  

these photos are much much nicer

thank you

the packs should come on schedule, and I'll update what I've already done with better photos as some do have glow effect

Sounds good ?

I'll post the tip on fixing the shoulders if need be. The NHL portraits are usually easy to crop without having to fix the shoulders unlike e.g. the IIHF photos. 

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Okay, after a few adjustments to some photos and adding a few more players to the team album

 

once again here are the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Champions

 

The St. Louis Blues

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and the team that battled them in the cup final

 

The Boston Bruins

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and, in respect to the 2019 AHL Calder Cup winners

 

The Carolina Hurricanes

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more to come

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now, we have the obvious ?

8 picks in the 2019 NHL Draft including the famed Kappo Kakko
Signed Artemi Panarin and the Russian trio Igor Shestyorkin, Vitali Kravtsov and Yegor Rykov

and King Henrik ready to prove he is still the KING !! 23672_1305350031758_1170731467_30996105_4510362_n.thumb.jpg.a49ba7ff84185b345c31766903f88906.jpg

My favorite team in all of sports

 

The New York Rangers

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In respect to the winners of the 2019 NHL Draft and signing the number 1 pick Jack Hughes

and also lucking out in signing a star Russian Nikita Gusev

my rivals

 

The New Jersey Devils

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to finish off the great New York city rivalry we have a team that has shown it has what it takes to compete and go far in the league

another team lucky enough to sign another star Russian prospect Ilya Sorokin

 

The New York Islanders

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more to be shown but in light of new team picture days coming for 2019-20 season I may slow down or hold off production to update what I have done

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UPDATED*

49 new 2019-20 team pictures (old team album above)

Boston Bruins

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and just to show the other teams that I've done so far but will also be updated with new 2019-20 team photos

 

Anaheim Ducks

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Arizona Coyotes

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Montreal Canadiens

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that's all for now but always more coming soon 

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*UPDATED*

58 new 2019-20 player photos

St. Louis Blues

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*UPDATED*

38 new 2019-20 player photos

New York Islanders

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and some fresh team photo albums

the 2019 NHL Presidents Trophy Winner

Tampa Bay Lightning

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the battle of Ontario Canada between my home city and the capitol city of Canada

Toronto Maple Leafs

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Ottawa Senators

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stay tuned for more fresh albums and updates

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Good work ? 

Maybe you can use these photos for these TBL players (haven't checked the others) instead and jersey-swap:

McKade Webster https://www.ushl.com/view#/player/7677/72/mckade-webster

Max Crozier https://www.ushl.com/view#/player/8108/70/max-crozier

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2 hours ago, Tyson12 said:

Good work ? 

Maybe you can use these photos for these TBL players (haven't checked the others) instead and jersey-swap:

McKade Webster https://www.ushl.com/view#/player/7677/72/mckade-webster

Max Crozier https://www.ushl.com/view#/player/8108/70/max-crozier

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53455411_McKadeWebster-1057.png.e3e7b72dcb51b421701757ec2b7b818b.pngMcKade Webster

these will be in the pack

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*UPDATED*

81 new 2019-20 player photos

Montreal Canadiens

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*UPDATED*

46 new 2019-20 player photos and newly acquired players

Carolina Hurricanes

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** Traded

STL to CAR 

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CAR to STL

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more new 2019-20 team albums to come in a few days, stay tuned

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at everyone interested in using my face packs

do you prefer I leave the player photo as is for players NOT playing on the NHL/AHL team or shall I continue jersey swapping all players not in team colors ?

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*UPDATED 3 teams

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5 fresh team albums

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 638243624_ColoradoAvalancheOrganization2019-20.thumb.PNG.1493fdc4f330c33b1e5287a9bd199499.PNG     1151590371_ColumbusBlueJacketsOrganization2019-20.thumb.PNG.254a560a9c39a1bcd28437c37f17c545.PNG

 

I will try to have more albums done by the end of the week but face packs will start going in downloads section on Friday this week starting with Anaheim Ducks and continuing daily one team at a time alphabetically through the league

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thanks for all the likes and support !

I am enjoying making these face packs for everyone and I hope you like them ??

 

I have 11 more teams to complete, these teams will ONLY consist of the NHL and AHL teams according to https://www.eliteprospects.com/ as this is what I originally intended to do but I went beyond and have been including a full in depth album jersey swapping players in to team colors... so in respect to my original plan and also with both the NHL and AHL seasons under way this will also help me speed up production for the remaining teams I need to complete

If heavily requested I will update these packs with the remaining players but either way I plan to keep ALL packs up to date with new photos as I find them or get help finding them and also keeping up with transactions

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FINALLY !!!! I'm done getting all 31 packs ready !

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I am happy everyone seems to be enjoying the packs so far and they will continue roll out day by day

This was a fun project for me and I was eager to complete it. That being said some people need some recognition for their help on this face pack re-vamp.

 

BIG MASSIVELY HUGE THANK YOU to Vojghi for providing me with all the new Elite id's that were missing from the Elite Faceplace id list, without them this project would never be as in depth and simply just not as good. THANK YOU V !

BIG BIG THANKS to Tyson12 for his strong support on my packs and for starting the facepack re-vamp project, also for your helpful tips on making the photos look and work proper in game

BIG THANKS to senators96 also for the huge support and likes on my packs and all of the tips you also gave me

 

and again thanks to everyone else who is showing their likes and support and everyone that is just enjoying the fresh pics

 

as I said i will continue to update the packs accordingly with any transactions made and updates will be out monthly

 

in my opinion, not just because of the 2277 pics I made, but with ALL the hard work being done by the modders this year, ie. goalies, jerseys, ices etc NHL09 (2019-20) is going to be the best yet once everything is complete

THANK YOU EVERYONE !!

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