Cole's overlay drive! FREE USE!

Hey all!

Are you tired of having backgrounds provided by Episode be completely unusable from lack of overlays? Well, look no further! I have gotten aggravated enough to create a folder in my drive that will have overlays from Episode Backgrounds.

No credit necessary since they aren’t mine. I haven’t gotten far in my list but if you want a specific background, or part that I haven’t included, please leave a comment below.

I will be updating this folder regularly and have already chosen several backgrounds to extract png overlay for. Each folder is in this drive will be labeled with the background name so that it’s easy to navigate and find what you need.

Hope this helps y’all out :smiley:
leave me a comment with the Catalog name of any new/old backgrounds that I’ve missed and I’ll try to get them updated asap

xo- ColeCatalyst!
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cYa8C6VokElhBc5d5piAmnqsySWv2xQy?usp=sharing

Editing in a index list: (I’ll try to update this list every few days (here or in comments so look around :joy: )
To date:12/14/2022
INT. KL HOUSE PARTY_NIGHT_EMPTY added 12/14/22
INT. SHIP POOL - DAY
INT. STUDENT UNION - DAY
INT. BEDROOM - DAY
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
INT.BASEMENT - DAY (with overlay to make a night version)
INT. UNIVERSITY COURTROOM FRONT - DAY
INT. BOUTIQUE - DAY
INT. ANNIKA APARTMENT - NIGHT
INT. WINSHIP ENTRY - DAY
INT. CABIN - DAY
INT. CABIN - NIGHT
INT. CAFE - DAY
INT. WATERFALL CAVE - NIGHT
INT. BEDROOM DESK OL - DAY
INT. CLASSROOM FRONT - DAY
INT. BAR - DAY ( with barstools separated from bar)
INT. SPORTS STORE - DAY
INT. SUBURBAN HOUSE - DAY
INT. STUDY - DAY (works for the no overlay room, as well)
INT. THE ROYAL JAIL - NIGHT
INT. SUPERMARKET CHECKOUT LINE - DAY (with individual shelves to create aisle )
INT. SMOOTHIE SHOP - DAY
INT. DINING ROOM RESIDENTIAL - DAY
INT. DINING ROOM RESIDENTIAL - NIGHT
INT. BATHROOM TILE - DAY
INT. COURTROOM WIDE - DAY
INT. OPEN WINDOW - DAY
INT. ABANDONED GOVT BUNKER - DAY (wall/doorframe overlay)
INT. UPSTAIRS - NIGHT
INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY
INT. BATHROOM - DAY
INT. BEDROOM POSTERWALL - DAY
(Also, a night version of the background since Episode didn’t give us one. I did the best I could – so Feedback is welcome!)
INT. GREEK OFFICE - DAY
INT. BRISTOLS DORM HALLWAY - DAY
INT. YACHT CABIN - DAY
INT. CASUAL CAFE WINDOW
INT. BATHROOM TILE - NIGHT
INT. CASINO - DAY
INT. MANSION LOUNGE - NIGHT
INT. FASHION GALA - NIGHT added 9/11

exteriors
EXT. JUNGLE BUNKER - NIGHT
EXT. TOWNHOUSE - DAY
EXT. JAPANESE GARDEN - DAY
EXT. GAZEBO POOL HOUSE - DAY
EXT. JUNKYARD - NIGHT
EXT. COFFEE CAFE - DAY
EXT. GREEK GAMES BLEACHERS - DAY
EXT. JUNGLE LOST TEMPLE - DAY
EXT. GRAVEYARD - DAY
EXT. JUVIE POOL HOUSE CRIME SCENE - DAY (took the floating body out of the pool BG and water overlay )
EXT. AFRICAN VILLAGE - DAY
EXT. REDCARPETEVENT - NIGHT
EXT. CITY FESTIVAL - DAY (with blank banner overlay copies of original)
EXT. WEDDING AISLE - DAY
EXT. HONEYMOON HOTTUB - DAY
EXT. TATTOO PARLOR - NIGHT
EXT. PIER LAKE ROMANTIC SIDE ANGLE - DAY
EXT. CABIN - NIGHT
EXT. DORM ENTRANCE - DA
EXT. TOUR BOAT - DAY
EXT. CAMPING - DAY
EXT. HOTEL TERRACE - DAY
EXT. ABANDONED HOME - DAY (overlay works on both versions)
EXT. ABANDONED HOME - NIGHT (overlay works on both versions)
EXT. MANSION GATE - DAY
EXT. FLOWER GARDEN - DAY
EXT. QING DYNASTY TEMPLE ON A LAKE - DAY
EXT, MANTUA STREETS - DAY
EXT. PLAYGROUND - DAY ADDED 9/15
EXT. BRUNSWICK HOME - NIGHT/EXT. BRUNSWICK HOME - DAY ADDED 10/9
EXT. CAMPSITE TENTS - DAY ADDED 10/22
EXT. CAMPSITE WOODS TENTS - NIGHT ADDED 10/22
EXT. CAMPSITE WOODS - NIGHT ADDED 10/22

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thank you for this!!

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Thank you for this, Cole!

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I wonder how long it took for you to do this :thinking: I’m assuming it took a while. Well either way, thank you for this! Bookmarking!

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:open_mouth: That helpful overlay

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@Davideogurl @Kande10 @Danielle318 @preciouso

No problem, y’all. I just get so frustrated that Episode has nice looking backgrounds but no overlays…

& yes, it took a few hours work today. I am trying to work through the exterior ones and the more frequently used background (bedrooms/bathrooms/etc) first then go from there.

My goal is two weeks but we will see how it goes. :slight_smile:

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@ColeCatalyst can you do cut from mirror for overlay like reflection from mirror for character

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The mirror overlays that I’ve done so far, I went ahead and changed the mirror opacity so that people can put their characters “behind” the mirrors for reflections-- It will make it easier than having to code the wall part, then the mirror – it’s an all in one overlay. :slight_smile:

Edit: I changed the INT. BATHROOM - DAY file I thought I re-layered and forgot to bring the mirror back into view before exporting it :woman_facepalming: NOW it is an all in one!

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right!! its so much work making your own and then having to code it and all that.:woman_facepalming:t5:

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Exactly. It had bugged me for awhile that they’ve given us SO many backgrounds and yet most can’t really be used because of tables, or chair backs or not having water overlays for pools, etc. So, I’m now on a mission to correct this issue since they haven’t/won’t. lol

Everyone: The mirror parts of any overlay I make will have a lower opacity to make it easier to use in your stories (because who doesn’t want less overlay spotting, amiright? lol)

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you’re the besttt!! this is gonna help so many of us out!:weary:

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I’ve said it before, Cole is amazing.

Thank you so much Cole for helping us all out in one way or another. You are a life saver and the world is made so much better by you.

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That’s the goal :smiley: I’ve got a folder of episode backgrounds both exterior and interior that I’m going to do and then go back and look again to see if I missed any that could use some. :slight_smile: The next one that I’m working on now is the dining room day/night that has the plates and stuff but the chair placement makes it completely useless. :joy:

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Aww. You’re so sweet, Dani :smiley:

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As are you. You should be called the queen of the forums. :heart:

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:crown:
:grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

lol

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@ColeCatalyst :flushed: wait even thought the background backroom design do have add overlay like that

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Instead of coding :
INT. BATHROOM BACKGROUND - DAY with BATHROOM WALL with BATHROOM MIRROR

with my overlays you can just do :
INT. BATHROOMBACKGROUND - DAY with BATHROOMWALL
because the mirror part is already see-through.

–that way there is less overlay spot directing for scenes where you want a reflection in the mirror. (with the wall part already attached you can stand them behind the “wall” and spot direct the character and their lower body won’t be visible. ) Does that explain it better?

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image
yes and this is mirror how it look

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I think it looks nice. I’m not very good with background creations. Did you make that?

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