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Offline robmcq

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« Posted 2005-12-29 18:34:26 »

I was wondering what software was out there for specifically creating and editing sprites.  I know of gimp, photoshop, etc.  but feel that that's a little bit of overkill in features.  What do you guys use?

Sorry if this is a re-post.  I did a search for previous posts on this topic and couldn't find anything.


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« Reply #1 - Posted 2005-12-29 19:02:45 »

Photoshop. And there's no such thing as overkill on features when it comes to art packages Smiley

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Offline swpalmer

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2005-12-29 19:17:55 »

I find Gimp is good enough for game graphics, specially considering the price difference between it and photoshop Smiley.  I've always hated the photoshop UI... mainly because of the hoops they make you jump through to do simple stuff like save an image with an alpha channel.

Photoshop is obviously the more capable program, but a lot of it's features are more useful for graphics going to print media rather than computer display.

Some people like PaintShop Pro.  Though I don't use it.

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Offline robmcq

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2005-12-29 19:31:02 »

Thanks guys.  I think I'm going to play around with Gimp for a little while.  Can any of you recommend any best practices when creating things like animated sprites?  Any good tutorials?  What would be the best way of creating highlights in a painted object?  Dodge and burn?

Thanks again



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