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2D All the way! / Good software?

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easter bunny
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Posted: 30th Nov 2012 03:14
What software is recomended for making 2d sprites?
I use The GIMP, But it's more suited for Image Manipulation (hence the name), Not making sprites.

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Maindric
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Posted: 30th Nov 2012 06:15
http://www.pixelprospector.com/the-big-list-of-graphics-programs-windows-edition/

Check out that link. That site is a good general site for game design.

Van B
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Posted: 30th Nov 2012 12:59
I've grown to like the sprite editor in GameMaker, it's straightforward to use and has a nice way of handling alpha that allows a lot of control. I just edit the sprite and save it as a PNG. Along with the sprite editor you can also test out tiled maps, animations, anything you need really - even prototype your game or ideas inside GameMaker.

Also, GameMaker:Studio is free until you want to release a finished game on a platform, so if your just using the editors etc then you don't have to pay for anything.
I have Pro-motion, and really do not like that program, the damn thing doesn't even support alpha. I used to use PaintShopPro9, which is a great all-round package, but for straight up sprite editing, well I have yet to find something more direct and useful as GameMaker.

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Darkhog
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Posted: 3rd Dec 2012 01:43
I'd recommend ASESPRITE. It is best suited towards PixelArt, for hi-color sprites I'd stick with GIMP or Paint.NET or Photoshop.

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