Hi, I’m Reuben, and for the past few months I’ve been working on something special for you all. Our amazing artists have been producing more and more high quality tokens like there’s no tomorrow, and we’ve been striving to have a home worthy of them.
In this article I’m hoping to help everyone make the most they can out of the tokens available on the Token Editor.
Cut to… The New 2-Minute Token Editor.
Our video above will get you up to speed on what’s new and how it works. You can also find additional information and features in the article below. Whenever you’re ready, click the purple button below to be translocated to the new Editor:
Search & Filtering
We’ve added a few more features to allow you to find the token you need more easily. Namely a search feature. This is located at the top of most pages, or upon the home page itself. Simply type “Male Elf Ranger” or “Tabaxi Cleric” and see if we have any tokens that fit your needs.
In addition to this, things get a little more advanced and complicated when you introduce “Filters.” This can be found on the top right above where tokens are shown, and can be used to narrow down or order a search. Using this we can- for example – limit a search to only include tokens with a certain tag, or tokens by a specific artist, or order them by release date or total views.
Editing a Token
Here we get onto the fun stuff! Once you’ve found a token that you like you can have a crack at colouring it. Begin with a simple click on the token to open it up in the editor. Once everything’s loaded, it’s as simple as clicking in the colour box by each layer, and dragging the colour and brightness around until you find a colour set you’re happy with.
Many of you who utilised the Legacy Token Editor would’ve gotten used to using this. However, we’ve also introduced palettes! We’ll be slowly introducing more and more of our own for you to use, however you can also create your own palette.
To select a palette, click on the “Palettes” tab above the colour picker. From here you can select one of our palettes and use this to fill out the colours for your tokens. In order to do this you can either drag a colour over one of the layers and drop it into the colour box, or you can click on a colour and the next time you click on a colour box it will fill that layer with the chosen colour. To get rid of a colour you’ve clicked on, you can click on a different colour or click back on the same colour.
Lastly, if we wanted to give a token a more ghostly feel or make an ooze more translucent, we can go into the “Advanced” tab at the bottom of the layer list and there you can adjust opacity using the sliders.
Favourites and Collections
One of the new features we have introduced is the ability to create a folder called a “collection” and populate it with hand-picked tokens. In order to do this you will have to first register an account. Once you’ve gotten through your account setup, you will be able to get started organising tokens however you please. For example, you might collect all your player characters together, or a collection of NPCs from your world’s certain faction or guild.
Please note: The Token Editor and future tools utilize their own account database. You won’t be able to log in with your account here on the 2-Minute Tabletop homepage, but you can use the same email address to create your new account!
You can create a new collection on the Editor page. Simply click on the link icon, type in the name of a collection you want to create, click the button and the collection will be created with the token you’re currently on inside of it. From here you can keep adding to the collection.
You can manage your collections on your Collections page, accessed from your account page or your user dropdown in the header. Here you can create a new collection through the button in the top right and start to add tokens into it, remove tokens from it, or download the base color versions of tokens that you have in your collection.
Just want to collect your favourites in one place? In that case, all you have to do is click on the heart icon on a token’s editor page! You’ll then be able to find these listed in your Favourites section.
Previously, I mentioned creating your own palettes. Well, if you want to have a palette with all of the relevant colours to a guild or country, then you can get started on your Palettes page (also accessed from your account page or your user dropdown in the header) or from the editor page. To do either of these, you must be registered and logged into your account.
Starting with the editor page’s palette creation. Next to the palette dropdown, you may notice there’s a (+) symbol. Clicking upon this opens up a window that allows you to customize and create your own palette. Add a name, add some colours and click save. Once you do your palette will immediately be added to the dropdown and you can start using it straight away.
You can’t have less than 5 colors or more than 32 colors in your palettes, so make sure you add at least 5 before trying to save.
Alright, you’re now well-equipped to dive in! You can find our entire library of tokens and edit them to your heart’s content behind our purple button:
–And finally, please let us know if you encounter any issues or even have any suggestions for improvements! You can do so with the Issue Report and Feature Request pages, which you can access at any time in the footer at the bottom of our Token Editor web pages.
Support the Creators
Reuben is the code-wizard behind this new edition of the Token Editor, and he’s excited to continue to implement many more hotly requested features. If you would like to encourage Reuben directly for his efforts you can do so by buying him a coffee. 2-Minute Tabletop practically runs on the stuff!
You can also encourage our talented token artists in exactly the same way:
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