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Offline madmenyo

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A specific painting program

on: April 30, 2011, 12:13:28 am
Hi,

I am very new to pixel art, although i have drawn some tiles and textures in the passed i am not very good at it. Now i desperatly need to improve my skills because i am busy on programming a isometric tile game. I already got the dimensions i need and did a view tiles with photoshop. Not much of painting but more like sticking photoreal textures against my templates and edit/filter them a bit. My mud texture on my 32*16 tile is just a noise, dispeckle, low noise :D.

Now i did read a lot passed days and see i don't need many colors for good quality, but is using a 256 color paint program cutting on the quality of 16M colors while still picking just 3,4 or 5 shaded for a color?

Like i said i'm currently using photoshop, but i have seen some video's of people making those isometric lines instantly, and there might be programs that just add more functions that are needed for this isometric pixel art.

However, i'm still going to try for a more or less photoreal approach, jagged alliance style is really what i am looking to make. I still have to study it's palletes a bit but just have been really busy getting my tile engine together.

I also love how you can view your model at 100 or 200% and draw in it zoomed at 1000%.

Anyway, what type of program suits me best? Should i just stick to photoshop which i'm comfortable with or should i get some nice pixel art program.

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Re: A specific painting program

Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 06:34:47 pm
Please search the forums for this topic. It's already (and continues to be) beaten to death, violently.

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Re: A specific painting program

Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 07:20:48 pm
This might be of interest:

http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/upload/pixelvids/mockup.avi

The video shows tile drawing functionality in Promotion. It doesn't deal with isometric tiles but support for isometric grids is part of Promotion's feature set too.


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Photoshop sucks :crazy:

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Re: A specific painting program

Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 04:54:28 am
@madmenyo, this is the link Mathias mentioned...
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=3467.0

there are plenty programs for different kind of persons/style and blah blah!, use whatever you fell confortable with. But if your loocking for something similar that some you already know, i would recomend you Paint.net, GIMP or Allegro Sprite Editor (ASE). those 3 are similar to photoshop, so you wont get lost. But i your looking for somethign new easy learn. Grafx2 probably is one of them, but as i said, use whatever you fell confortable with!... and if in that list you cant find anything, im doing a list (in spanish), with some more programs
http://www.culturachip.org/doku.php?id=pixel_art

hopes that help you!...

@EreKT, and photoshop don't sucks....  :P

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Re: A specific painting program

Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 08:31:41 pm
@EreKT, and photoshop don't sucks....  :P

Oh he's just afraid of it. It's ok. Some just don't have what it takes to be true interstellar master Photoshop pimps like us, ui. Hopefully the lucid nightmares, likely triggered by mere mentionings of PS, don't disrupt his life too much.

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