AuthorTopic: Previews?  (Read 1836 times)

Offline paste

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile

Previews?

on: August 14, 2010, 09:09:50 pm
Does anyone know of a decent sprite editor that has a tiled preview, so that one might see how the tiles look next to each other?

Also, would anyone happen to know if there's a way to have a 100% or 200% size preview window in photoshop?

Offline Ambient

  • 0001
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Aspiring artist
    • View Profile
    • ambient-art.net

Re: Previews?

Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010, 09:20:40 pm
I haven't found an editor which has a tiled preview, but Graphics Gale can zoom the preview to 25% (has aa), 50% (has aa), 100%, 200%, 300%, 400%, and 800%.
Art gives me a joy that nothing else can.

Offline Mathias

  • 0100
  • ***
  • Posts: 1794
  • Karma: +2/-0
  • im not real
    • http://pixeljoint.com/p/9542.htm
    • View Profile

Re: Previews?

Reply #2 on: August 14, 2010, 11:25:20 pm
in PS:

-open new doc
-draw a tile
-convert tile to a smart object
-instance that smart object 8 times to create a 3x3 block of your tile
-zoom to desired zoom level
-make a new window for any doc at any time, set it's zoom level accordingly (this serves as an additional "preview" window, DO NOT USE the navigator panel)
-edit any one of the smart objects in another window
-see the changes occur in original doc, to all 9 tiles, everytime you hit CTRL+S while editing any one of the smart objects, and subsequent new windows of the original doc, if you set them up.

Offline CharlesGabriel

  • 0010
  • *
  • Posts: 160
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Veritas Omnia Vincit
    • View Profile
    • CG Artsenal

Re: Previews?

Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 04:48:32 am
Quick way to do it, already explained in this topic just now, since someone asked the same question to me:
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=10791.0