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1 decade ago by nqsstudios

Ok so i'm just getting into games development and have spant a while planning out my game and impact looks great however i don't know what programs i should use to draw the sprites for my game of what i should use to make my own tiles. I would apreciate it if someone could give me some advice on t=what programs to use and even some video tutorials on how to use them would be very helpful also.

1 decade ago by aclelland

Really depends how good an artist you are and how much you're willing to spend I guess.

Photoshop is one of the standard image editors and supports grids which lets you see your tiles as you edit them. If your looking for a free tool then is useful, so is the GIMP (good program, bad name,hehe)

When I'm starting out on a project I normally start by finding some tilesets online for free and going from there, A few examples

but check google for more, obviously they can't be used for a commercial game but it gives you a good starting place to see how tiles fit together.

1 decade ago by rootbeerking

I would highly recommend GraphicsGale, it's perfect for making pixel art for games. Something like Photoshop or GIMP is a bit of overkill in my opinion.

1 decade ago by Languard

Also checkout Not image creation of course, but it is a good source for decent tilesets. I'll also toss in a vote for GIMP. Excellent program once you learn it.

1 decade ago by fugufish

my vote goes to GIMP

1 decade ago by tcotav

I switched from PS to Gimp. I use the below linked script to create sprite tilesets from layers.

1 decade ago by Jerczu

I use Photoshop and set up the grids - Good advice for pixel arts - get yourself a tablet it makes it so much easier to draw entities.
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