How to turn a big background into an overlay

Is it possible to turn this into an overlay I want to make a looping background

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Yes it is possible

How do you do it then

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screenshot it then upload it to the overlays

You need to resize it and convert it from jpg to png. Be careful though - the overlay has to be under 1 MB. There are some resizing sites you can use for this or you can do it in your photo apps on your computer/phone/tablet. I would recommend you to search the web for tutorials.

Resize to what and how do you convert it from jpg to png

sorry for so much questions

but is there any video that you suggest

Here. I’ve resized and converted into PNG for you. You’ll just need to scale it up in your script :blush:
Ps. I used ibisPaint to resize and convert

OMG thank you so much

It was not less than 1MB so what do I do

  1. Save the background to your computer
  2. Go to a jpeg to png website and save it as a png file
  3. Go to tinypng.com to make the file size smaller
  4. Upload it as an overlay
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Thanks got it.
I accidentally extracted the wrong image
(if that make any sense)

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I do not understand the codes on how to loop this image so can you please help

Use this overlay, it’s 1183 (width) x 700 (length)
Name it EPISODE SCHOOL

Check out: Looping a 3-zone Background with Speeds

So, in your script you’d copy and then paste the placement coding, then you’d pick a speed from the list (Speed 0.5, Speed 1, etc.- you can test them out to see how fast they are by clicking to see the speed in action) Once you’ve copied the placement coding and the speed of your choice, you’d change LOOP_OVERLAY to your own overlay’s name in all capitals:

You can type in EPISODE SCHOOL

Thank you I will try

What do you do with LOOP_OVERLAY_2

LOOP_OVERLAY_2 to layer -6 there was an error

EXT. BLUE - DAY with EPISODE SCHOOL to 1.625 0 0 in zone 1 at layer -5
&overlay EPISODE SCHOOL_2 create from EPISODE SCHOOL and overlay EPISODE SCHOOL_2 opacity 1 in 0
&overlay EPISODE SCHOOL_2 scales to 1.625 1.625 in 0 and overlay EPISODE SCHOOL_2 shifts to 0 0 in zone 2 in 0 and overlay EPISODE SCHOOL_2 to layer -6

Follow these instructions:

1- Highlight just LOOP_OVERLAY in your script. DO NOT highlight LOOP_OVERLAY_2
2- Press Ctrl + F on your keyboard (Cmd + F for Macs)
3- A small grey box will pop up, click on ALL first!
4- Type in your overlay name (EPISODE SCHOOL) in all caps.

So wherever it says: LOOP_OVERLAY it would be EPISODE SCHOOL

And wherever it says: LOOP_OVERLAY_2 it will be EPISODE SCHOOL_2