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Offline lief

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #20 on: September 02, 2005, 12:05:42 am
darion:

i agree with your last comment.

then lets not debate.  please note the loophole i had left in my comment -  everyone requires different things from a software package.  If you need a pencil and line tool MSPaint probably is the way to go.  If you need more, than look elsewhere.

You are correct with the big and clunky, I have used photoshop for many years now and am very comfortable in it (im a full time graphic designer when not wearing my pixelling cape).  Others I know use completely different software... and I don't really care.  Photoshop suits me, but pro motion for some reason is magic.  everything ive sat down and drawn with it has been 200% better than usual...

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #21 on: September 02, 2005, 12:14:31 am
lief, do you mind if I ask you other questions? You seems to be an expert.

Anyway here's another small matter I would like to solve. When working with the precise cursor, it become almost invisible over dark color.

I tried to change the settings, but no success...

here's an example;



You see? The cursor is hard to see and it's hard to orient with it over dark colors.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2005, 12:20:36 am by blackthirteen »

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #22 on: September 02, 2005, 12:32:09 am
Sorry to say, your only option is to press capslock to change cursor types or try different bg color for now.  I believe newer versions are slightly different as well.  ive always had the same problem, try moving the cursor a bit to get your eye on it.

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #23 on: September 04, 2005, 02:11:59 am
Graphics Gale - It is apparently great, and is in Japanese or something, which turns me off slightly.  It helps to be able to read a menu.
Umm... I know my copy's in english, at least.

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #24 on: September 04, 2005, 03:22:32 am
Topic moved to General Discussion! <3

Continue on with your discussion gentlemen~

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #25 on: September 05, 2005, 12:46:44 am
mine's in english too, what idiot came up with the idea it wasn't?!?!

;)

ignorance is wonderful isn't it?  that is why you should never believe a screenshot.
I must say that it seems to be a underdeveloped photoshop clone.  whatever floats your boat...

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #26 on: September 06, 2005, 08:53:19 pm
If you're using Mac OS X (which I doubt seeing how many replies suggest MSPaint-- it looks like the majority of you guys are on Windows machines) you definitely want to check out Pixen: http://opensword.org/Pixen/ :) It's awesome.

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #27 on: September 17, 2005, 02:40:50 am
Now that GraphicsGale has a *free* version (with only a few features removed from the Pro) there is no reason not to use it unless you don't care for the interface. Personally, I swear by it (even over Photoshop, which I use for other tasks) but I'm not the pixel God that some people here are. :)

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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #28 on: September 17, 2005, 05:37:08 pm
GG has a free versionP  Post link now, or face the wrath of morning breath!
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Re: what is the best tool for pixelation?

Reply #29 on: September 17, 2005, 05:51:33 pm
I'm still a sucker for Paint Shop Pro.

Never could get used to pixeling is Photoshop or GraphicsGale. Pixen looks nice... but I don't have a Mac. Oh well.