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Steps to create website to generate tcg cards?

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jedite1000
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How does 1 go in to create a website to make tcg cards
There are a few for mtg yugioh and pokemon but none of the card game I want, I have to use photoshop to create the cards

Basically what I want the website to do. The blank card template is on the right and on the left is text boxes. You fill in the boxes with card information then you click a button generate and all the text you typed in will appear on the blank card, you can then upload an image and it will be placed in the card image section

I can do all this in photoshop but I want other people to be able to do it too so a website might be easier for them, then they can share their work

pelle
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Sounds like more of a

Sounds like more of a webdev/programming question...

You could quite easily use SVG templates and populate them with user data and export to PDF.

I have this free python tool that could be used as a backend, but it might be a bit overkill and also the code has not been written with online security in mind (especially the code to export to PDF would be very scary to run without making sure user data is clean).

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/299033/inkscape-extensions-boardgam...

Other than that, just use whatever the most popular node or python framework that is easy and cheap to find hosting for.

Jay103
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For an arbitrary card game?

For an arbitrary card game? Something like NanDeck is probably the closest you'll get without a web project of your own. It's not wysiwyg editing (well, I guess it sort of could be but that would be dumb), but you just put the fields in an excel sheet, with the graphic file names or whatever.

If this is for other people to use, e.g. to dynamically create cards for a game you're making yourself.. well, yeah, you'll probably need to learn to code websites :)

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I'm not sure about Adobe Photoshop ... but

I do know that Corel's PaintShop Pro comes with "Scripting" Capabilities... I've since "downloaded" the sample scripts — just in case I might want to explore them further.

The major problem with PSP is that version X8 was the release with the LEAST amount of bugs. As of X9, there seemed to be more and more "troubles" with the software. Version 2018 was buggy as all "hell" and Corel virtually ignored its user base and didn't respond to the community's request to FIX the software.

Version 2019 is STILL buggy... So I would recommend X8. I had bought that version and still had a valid license even though I had also installed version 2018... Anyway I know this software has "Scripting" as part of it's functionality.

Maybe check out "PaintShop Pro" scripting capabilities?!

Cheers...

Update: And why I would have suggested X8... Is because instead of spending a monthly subscription of Adobe CC ... PaintShop Pro used to be less than $80 USD and you would get BOTH Raster AND Vector layers ... So it was like a COMBINATION of Photoshop and Illustrator.

Of course I use Photoshop and Illustrator for intensive purposes ... but I do like using PaintShop Pro for quick interventions or "reference" materials (just things like graphs or mock-ups, etc.)

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Jay103 wrote:Something like

Jay103 wrote:
Something like NanDeck is probably the closest you'll get without a web project of your own. It's not wysiwyg editing (well, I guess it sort of could be but that would be dumb), but you just put the fields in an excel sheet, with the graphic file names or whatever.

You can use nanDECK also in a WYSIWYG mode ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wFUGy2HlVc

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