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[DIS] A Quick Question

Post by valus » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:56 am

What software should I use to create sprites?

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Re: A Quick Question

Post by Len » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:12 am

Most of us use Gimp
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Re: A Quick Question

Post by EJlol » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:27 am

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).
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Re: A Quick Question

Post by Freeyorp101 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:16 am

I use gimp personally :)

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Re: A Quick Question

Post by valus » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:52 pm

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?

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Re: A Quick Question

Post by Crush » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:18 pm

The primary tool in gimp for creating pixel art is the pen tool with one pixel brush size and 100% opacity.
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Re: A Quick Question

Post by Spit23 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:06 pm

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.

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Re: A Quick Question

Post by Crush » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:13 pm

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.
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Re: A Quick Question

Post by Jaxad0127 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:04 pm

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. ;)
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Re: A Quick Question

Post by valus » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:06 am

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.
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