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Postby COOLguy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:11 am

Okay, so the tile icons are 32x32, I think. How do you go about designing these?
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby balint » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:52 am

Use gimp
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby COOLguy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:48 pm

Excuse my ignorance. What's that?
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby balint » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:34 pm

I don't know too :)

Daniel said me to use that for unit designs, but I didn't had time to try out....
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby Stratego (dev) » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:37 pm

that is a pretty good image editing sotware.
it is free.

get it from here: http://www.gimp.org/
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby COOLguy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:38 pm

THX!! I'll try to figure it out.
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby James.v » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:10 pm

http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/
This one is a great sprite painter, very powerful but easy to learn, free.

A good list of free/open tools is here:
http://forums.gnomoria.com/index.php?topic=4508.0

Gimp is a very powerful soft, and could be complicated start pixel creation in it, I suggest to start with more dedicated tool like graphic gale.

The basic windows paint is quite powerful to do the job, and skip any learning curve.

Doing sprites is about placing few pixels here and there and create something that remind the intended subject, meaning you will mostly use a 1px pen , an eyedropper and a 1px eraser, all other tools are for the 5% of the job.

Personally I always ended up working in photoshop cause was my main tool and I was fast with it,
At the moment I use layerpaint hd for android and I love it, almost a complete soft, im surprised how well work at pixel level despite being inteded for high res art.

If interested working on phone or tablet sprite studio is very nice and dimple, I find it very good when you use it on smaller screen, I dont like it much on a tablet.

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Re: Graphic Design

Postby COOLguy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:10 pm

Thanks James!

I will give gimp a try, but if that doesn't work, then I'll look at these other ones.
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby COOLguy » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:37 pm

Post by Daniel (the dev) » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:37 pm

that [Gimp2] is a pretty good image editing so[f]tware.
it is free.

get it from here: http://www.gimp.org/
( brackets mine)

I do recommend using this. It is fairly simple and the multi window system makes it easy to view my projects simultaneously, which is really useful when editing tiles. It has a similar setup to Tiled. (I only use about four of the tools anyway to make tiles.) :D
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby Stratego (dev) » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:55 am

COOLguy wrote:THX!! I'll try to figure it out.

lol the ancient days when you just met Gimp :) and now you are one of the masters of it :)
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Re: Graphic Design

Postby COOLguy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:21 pm

lol when dinosaurs roamed the earth :)
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