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General Discussion / Re: HELP ME QUIT MSPAINT!
« on: March 22, 2007, 01:44:43 pm »
For square brushes, go to the brushes palette.  In the top right corner, theres a > that when you click on it pulls up a menu.  Click the one that says "load brushes" or something similar.  Direct it to the photoshop folder on your computer, then I believe it's "goodies/brushes"  In that folder there's a set of square brushes.  I hope that's right, this is from memory (I'm not on my own computer right now).

I tried it, and it works for the Brush tool, but doesn't seem to apply to the pencil tool... I'm sure there's a way though.

It's never been down, it just changed hosting from time to time. Google is your friend...

Yeah, I should've done a bit more reasearch before creating this topic  :crazy: I just wrote it up quickly out of frustration.

I just saw that Tsugumo's tutorial and a ton of others are in the stickied help topic. D'oh.

Thanks for the help, though! I think I'm getting a little more used to this... I still want to give GG a try again, though.

General Discussion / Re: HELP ME QUIT MSPAINT!
« on: March 22, 2007, 01:03:55 am »

Tsugumo's tutorial on how to do pixel art in Photoshop...

Holy crap, I thought this thing went down YEARS ago... awesome to see it's up, though! :)

Anyway, I knew about most of those hotkeys, but there are a few new ones in there I didn't know that could come in handy... thanks!

I'm guessing I have to get used to the CTRL+E thing, though...oh well. Guess it's not too big of an obstacle.

Anyone know how to get that grid up, though? And anything about the line tool? I think I use that thing more than I should...

EDIT: AH! Here's a new one! Rotate and/or resize (not ImageSize, mind you..) with Transform Controls w/out AAing...

General Discussion / HELP ME QUIT MSPAINT!
« on: March 22, 2007, 12:22:49 am »

Okay, I'm getting real sick and tired of MSPaint, as it causes my workflow to go SLOW AS HELL.

Right now, I'm using a combo of Photoshop (Only when necessary, about 30% of the time) and MSPaint (unfortunately, 70% of the time).

I'm so stuck on this piece of dog doodoo for a few reasons:

*Quick canvas resizing (just grab and move the corner dots)
*Copy and paste within the same layer (since there's only one layer...)
*Line Tool actually shows you what it's going to draw, as opposed to showing you a guess as Photoshop does...
*ImageReady is a shit , IMO. Layer system makes no sense, and adding a layer adds it to EVERY FRAME.
*Large, square brushes (as opposed to PS's constantly circle-shaped pencil tool).
*No pixel grid (as far as I know) in PS

So, I'm hoping you guys can help me out with this... my choices seem to be:

A) Help me figure out how to pull these off in Photoshop:

-Turn off Anti-Aliasing for everything (not just fill tool and pencil tool - EVERYTHING).
-Rotate and/or resize (not ImageSize, mind you..) with Transform Controls w/out AAing...
-Paste WITHIN layers (rather than creating a new layer, combining with the next layer, then moving it around... what a chore!).
-Make Line Tool show what it's going to do before it does it in pixels.
-Change pencil tool to be square (I'm sure this one's easy - I just don't know it, though)
-Turn a pixel grid (similar to the zoom in Ctrl+G grid of MSPaint)

Or option B) Learn another program. I'd really rather not - I've gotten attached to photoshop despite all these annoying flaws. I do have a demo of ProMotion 5, but it makes no sense to me right now  :blind:
I tried GraphicsGale awhile ago, but that one made no sense either, and the menus were all screwed up... is there a translation patch or something? So if I'm gonna go with this one, I'd like:

-Some links to tutorials for ProMotion or GraphicsGale (I looked through the big topic that's stickied, but all I saw was a link to the programs themselves...)
-And your opinion on which program is better for what.

Whew! I know that's alot, but if you can help with ANY of those things, I'd much appreciate it, and you'd know that one person out there is one step closer to dropping MSPaint from theire repertoire...

Thanks in advance!

Pixel Art / Re: In response to Pixelator 3
« on: March 21, 2007, 11:45:54 pm »
Hmm... I tried making the movement a little smoother, and I think Opacus is kinda right in that her hair should stretch down a bit when she's going up. Even if she's riding a ball of wind, it still looks off for some reason.

I didn't edit the sprites just yet (just repeated the 2nd frame a bunch), but I tried to smooth out the movement of the bouncing a little...

Hope this helps a bit :)

I'll see if I can dig up (or make up) something about ease-in/ease-out if you still want help on smoothing out the motion of the ball :D

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] Starting From Step One
« on: March 19, 2007, 08:22:42 pm »
Well, it's a comm tower, so I'm guessing it's main function is to send and receive signals...

But, yeah, there should be at least some sort of lookout window.. A Communication Tower's no good if someone sneaks up and blows it up  :P

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] Starting From Step One
« on: March 19, 2007, 05:04:11 pm »

Yeah, Yeah, I know: "Eew". I just wanted to try a hand at editing it  :crazy:

Also, I threw up a lineart of the old design.

To be honest, I don't really like dithering unless I really have to... maybe I just need more practice with it.

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] runcycle
« on: March 18, 2007, 12:22:19 am »
Oh, geez...
I didn't even realize I did that  :blind:
I was just going by the backpack thing and not even looking at the legs...

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] New Avatar
« on: March 15, 2007, 11:59:48 pm »
I thought the eyes to be rather stylistic... it works for me.

Anyway, the thing that is bugging me the most is the nose - either make the middle frame bigger, or the others smaller...

I like it, though. The animation doesn't bother me  :crazy:

Pixel Art / Re: runcycle
« on: March 15, 2007, 11:45:56 pm »

Either the highlight/transparency of the gun has to go, or the wiggling does.

I prefer wiggling.

Also, attempted shoulder and head movement.

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] Starting From Step One
« on: March 15, 2007, 11:24:21 pm »
I hate to sound like every other post on here, but I'm still not sure I understand the style...

Couldn't you essentially get the same effect from shrinking down a higher quality 2D or 3D render?
It almost seems like pixelling a shrunken photo by hand...

Not trying to stop you or anything - it's your style, after all.

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