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[DIS] A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 06:56
by valus
What software should I use to create sprites?

Thanks.

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 08:12
by Len
Most of us use Gimp

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 09:27
by EJlol
I use Paint.net

You can create sprites with almost any graphic program, the only real requirment is that it needs to support a alpha channel. (GIMP and Paint.net do support an alpha channel).

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 10:16
by Freeyorp101
I use gimp personally :)

---Freeyorp

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 16:52
by valus
How do I create the appropriate amount of pixelation? I have Gimp and Photoshop (I don't know what Paint.net).

Do those programs have a pixel editor designed for making sprites?

Thanks

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 17:18
by Crush
The primary tool in gimp for creating pixel art is the pen tool with one pixel brush size and 100% opacity.

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 19:06
by Spit23
Many of use GIMP, because it's a free open source program (available for windows and linux) with many professional features close to Adobes Photoshop. How Crush said before, the most important tool you need for pixel art is the simple pencil tool, so there's also nothing wrong with MS Paint. The only problem with MS Paint is that it doesn't support things like different layers and opacity which are definetely useful for doing pixel art.

OT: Sorry for going off-topic but I found a little funny fake-dokumentary about the MS Paint developement which I think is really funny for users of graphic software so excuse me and enjoy :wink: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxx2KcPWWZg

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 19:13
by Crush
MS Paint does not allow transparency. This makes it impossible to create almost all kinds of graphics for tmw without the help of another person to add transparencey to the graphic.

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 22:04
by Jaxad0127
Crush wrote:MS Paint does not allow transparency. This makes it impossible to create almost all kinds of graphics for tmw without the help of another person to add transparencey to the graphic.
That's what Spit23 said.

There are programs made for pixel art, but the only one I know of has problems with png. I also can't remember it's name. ;)

Re: A Quick Question

Posted: 18 Dec 2008, 03:06
by valus
Thanks for the replies.

I can draw quite well, but I'm certain that this sprite business is gonna be an art unto it itself.