^^^ shows in-portal previews so you see exactly how he codes things and what it looks like in the portal previewer.
He also runs the website: episodelife.com , a good place to find overlays and backgrounds - just read the info under the images to see if & how to credit the creators.
^^ Great for templates, and general coding information. A particularly helpful bit is the Looping Your Own Background section-- very helpful since a few of Episode’s “looping” backgrounds don’t actually do the loop lol
Places for overlays and backgrounds:
-overlay websites outside of Episode-
^be sure to credit Marysol, she changed her original post on this link when she created her drive but you should credit her.
^my drive for overlays cut from Episode Art Catalog images to make the ‘unusable’ background usable Every folder is named the same as the Art Catalog image names for easy navigation.
^^large list of links and sites to use for coding, art, etc.
That’s all I can think of at the moment. Take a look through the Episode Forum links I posted. Dara’s site has templates, as well as guides and tips/tricks. Unfortunately I’m not able to commit to helping at the moment but if you get stuck, feel free to tag me and I’ll do my best to help on error messages in the Writer’s Portal.
No problem And, yes, you can do this! It takes some time to learn all the ins and outs of code but you’ll get there. Don’t give up and know that you can always come make a post if you have any trouble and the great people here in the community will help you out