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Author:  Zinle [ Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:52 pm ]
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I think so.
Don't ask how, though...

Author:  Mike Christiansen [ Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:38 am ]
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You have to go to the layer options and add an alpha channel. I don't know how in PS.

Author:  Glace Leau [ Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:05 am ]
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FaraKay wrote:
One little question: Photoshop CAN transparentise?


Make sure your image mode is RGB Color, then right click on you background layer and choose "Layer from Background." Now if you select the background with the magic wand and press delete, it should go transparent. =3 You'll have to save as a GIF, PNG or PSD to retain the transparency.

Author:  RandomJibberish [ Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:16 am ]
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Make sure you turn off anti-alias on the magic wand though.

Author:  Mike Christiansen [ Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:34 am ]
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Why does no one here love anti-aliasing?

Author:  Glace Leau [ Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:15 am ]
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As a general rule, anti-aliasing and sprites don't mix. It bumps the shade count way up. (Usually by the hundreds, if not more, when I haven't seen an Ace Attorney sprite with more than 35-ish shades) Ace Attorney sprites have anti-aliasing on the inside, but it's controlled, manual anti-aliasing with 1-2 shades, not the fuzzy effect you when you turn anti-alias on a tool on. This is most important for the edges of a sprite, since, if it's anti-aliased and saved without fancy alpha, it can't be put on a background.

The exception is AAI sprites, which have lots on anti-aliasing on the inside. But they still have alias edges.

Author:  Brawldud [ Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:21 pm ]
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Glace Leau wrote:
FaraKay wrote:
One little question: Photoshop CAN transparentise?


Make sure your image mode is RGB Color, then right click on you background layer and choose "Layer from Background." Now if you select the background with the magic wand and press delete, it should go transparent. =3 You'll have to save as a GIF, PNG or PSD to retain the transparency.


I'm pretty sure that TIF keeps transparency.

Author:  SoCrazyAboutEdgey [ Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:45 am ]
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Another question (maybe a bit odd, but has to be): Does anyone of you have a graphics pad
like from Wacom or else? I already wanted to buy one to get my Mangas on PC but it was too expensive for just that. Now I started with spriting and think it could be useful :adrian:

Author:  RandomJibberish [ Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:06 pm ]
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It's only really useful to make a sketch to trace over. Spriting is best done pixel by pixel, which is easier with a mouse :godot:

Author:  Zinle [ Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:37 pm ]
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RandomJibberish wrote:
Spriting is best done pixel by pixel, which is easier with a mouse :godot:

Agreed'o.
Though...My teacher actually DID tried to force me make one with vector graphics...
Man that was the worst AA sprite I ever did...

Author:  Mike Christiansen [ Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:48 pm ]
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Yeah, when working with pixelly graphics, like sprites, or really about any edit (As in not from scratch), it's best to use a mouse. When scratching, use a pad.

Author:  SoCrazyAboutEdgey [ Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:17 am ]
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Thank you very much :keiko:
You prevented me from unnecessary spending of my money :edgy:

Author:  Lamoir [ Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:56 pm ]
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I need help to colouring shades.
can someone help me? i would like this style of colouring but theres no a tutorial
for this shading :payne:
Image
this sprite is from Glace Leau

Author:  Glace Leau [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:21 am ]
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Maybe I can help you out with that? XD

All I did was layer the shades. So I did the most shadows with the lightest shading color, then did slightly smaller ones with the medium shade. The dark shade only has very small shadows.
Is that what you meant?

The colors I just copied from other sprites. Like, the vest color is from Lamiroir.

Author:  Lamoir [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:13 pm ]
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...? sorry i underrstand not to much of that, im german ^^;
can you made a little tutorial to make this shades?
it would be grateful :pearl-blush:

Author:  Arkillian [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:12 am ]
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RandomJibberish wrote:
It's only really useful to make a sketch to trace over. Spriting is best done pixel by pixel, which is easier with a mouse :godot:


I found it easier to do by hand... then again, I was also do it in my own art style... not CAPCOM's >.> I believe that's how they do theirs... High res then shrink it down and lower the resolution.

Author:  RandomJibberish [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:45 am ]
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Well,yes. I was going on the assumption that SoCrazyAboutEdgey was planning on going pixel by pixel with a tablet, which isn't any easier :P

Author:  Godot-Is-Diego [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:33 am ]
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wonderful guide, made me start using MS paint for once...
But i cant figure out how to do it with the other applications, can somebody help me ?

Author:  Mike Christiansen [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:52 am ]
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With GIMP, one of the easiest ways to work is to use the Free Select tool (Looks like a lasso) to select an area (Suggest you zoom in to 400%), then use the Colorize tool (Colors -> Colorize) (Must have image set to RGB (Image -> Mode -> RGB)) to adjust the hue, saturation, and lightness. With that tool, you can make any color imaginable and apply it with the same gradient as the original, thus removing the need to make up a shade darker or lighter than the base color to do shadowing and whatnot. I may or may not have a tutorial on this on page 4.

Author:  Oyashiro-Tan [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm ]
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Hm.Somewhat on topic,but...

Any good strategies for making scratch sprites?I'm more of a sketch artist than I am a spriter,and any tips really might help...

Author:  RandomJibberish [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:30 pm ]
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I usually plot out the outlines then block in colour. When that looks good, work on the the shading and detail. Examine official sprites to get the shading and anti alias style down~

Author:  Hahex [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:57 pm ]
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hey! oyashiro, glad to see your still here

Author:  Mike Christiansen [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:50 pm ]
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Oyashiro-Tan wrote:
Hm.Somewhat on topic,but...

Any good strategies for making scratch sprites?I'm more of a sketch artist than I am a spriter,and any tips really might help...

When scratching, I must agree that MSPaint is better, because it has the curved line tool and doesn't anti-alias, which is pretty important for the outlines. Sketchers are gonna have trouble, though, since Spriting is a whole nother art.

But Pixel-by-Pixel ain't that hard, just time-consuming. My suggestion: Lay out 2 layers. On the bottom layer, draw the character. On the top, trace it pixel by pixel. Then, adjust the top image (Delete or invisible the sketch layer) to be more PW Sprite-like. From there, the rest is coming up with a good way to shadow it without using too many colors. (This step is only so because more than 27 colors pisses off the experienced spriters :will: )

Author:  Oyashiro-Tan [ Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:27 am ]
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Alright,thanks for the info.I'll probably have to do it in Photoshop,since my scratch sprites are stuff I drew already.../still new to tablet use

@Hahex: Yeah,I lurk mostly now.School starting and other stuff has made me more lurkey,less talkey.That and Yuma disappearing.

Author:  Mr. PBJ [ Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:32 am ]
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Hey. I wanna make a prite comic, but it would just look gay if I used the BG's from the games. Any advice?

Author:  Mike Christiansen [ Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:45 am ]
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If you want to make a sprite comic with custom backgrounds, by all means, make custom backgrounds. If you lack the skill to scratch one, make one from components of others. The number of items you can salvage from each scene is amazing.

But that's not directly about spriting, so I fear it's not good discussion here.

Author:  Mr. PBJ [ Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:03 pm ]
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... I thought so too and made a topic, but Ceres locked it and said to post that here -.-

Author:  Ceres [ Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:16 pm ]
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Mike Christiansen is wrong, simple as that.
Backgrounds are considered sprites as well, many have included them in their sprite topics. (Zinle is good example)
So yes, it belongs in this thread.

Just splice parts of existing BG's together or edit pre made images in a 256 color pallet.
etc.

Author:  Mike Christiansen [ Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:23 am ]
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Well, I did not know that. Apologies.

Anyway, to continue what I was saying about backgrounds, since I now know they're completely valid here, I really hate scratch work. If I can find pre-made things that need slight editing, I'll pick them always. The same applies to Sprites, Backgrounds, and even Mecha recolors (My principal trade). All graphics are the spawn of editing pixels, right? Well, I don't like making my own stuff, so I find it, edit its colors, shape, size, position, et cetera, and place it in the scene I'm working with. I may make an example of this later, depending on how things go. The Free Select tool is your friend. Your best friend. Without it, you are nothing. Without you, it is nothing... Eh, I'm reciting a military hymn.. Never mind that last bit.

However, I suggest GIMP for free-select. Its point-to-point selection capability (Like the Polygon tool in Paint) is invaluable. Photoshop, Fireworks, Paint, Paint.net, et cetera, all use a drag-select, with no point to point. (Maybe a new one does? I don't keep up with other programs.) Also, if you feel more comfortable drag-selecting, GIMP does do that with the same tool.

Author:  Mr. PBJ [ Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:51 pm ]
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Yeah, I use GIMP.

My first BG:
Image
supposed to be a run-down law office.

Sucks, right?

Author:  Zinle [ Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:59 pm ]
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Ceres wrote:
(Zinle is good example)
So yes, it belongs in this thread.

Aaaaaaaand thanks for that :gant:

Now then...That's actually pretty damn good for a EX-Lawoffice, PBJ.

Author:  Mr. PBJ [ Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:12 pm ]
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Thanks, but it's actually an up-and running law office on an old run-down building lol

Author:  Mike Christiansen [ Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:13 am ]
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Really, the only thing wrong with it is the perspective of the floor clashing with the rest of it. Sure, the brick in the background is somewhat unsavory, but it serves its purpose in relaying the condition of the building.

Author:  kemosemu [ Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:58 pm ]
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Here is my first attempt at a sprite Tell me what you think.

Spoiler: Sprite
Image

Author:  RandomJibberish [ Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:08 pm ]
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It looks like you scribbled over Apollo in paint and saved as JPEG. Google how to recolour, and always save as PNG.

Author:  Zinle [ Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:48 pm ]
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JIIIIIIIIIIIII PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE GEEEEEEEEEEE!!! :wellington-crazy: :zennybw: :zap: :Pizza2:
The reason why people CAN sue you.

Other than that, its good start.

Author:  kemosemu [ Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:30 am ]
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RandomJibberish wrote:
It looks like you scribbled over Apollo in paint and saved as JPEG. Google how to recolour, and always save as PNG.

Zinle wrote:
JIIIIIIIIIIIII PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE GEEEEEEEEEEE!!! :wellington-crazy: :zennybw: :zap: :Pizza2:
The reason why people CAN sue you.

Other than that, its good start.



Prepare, For, New, Sprite.
Spoiler: The sprite!
Image

Apollo shaved the top of his head, and got a beard.

Author:  Marshmello [ Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:15 am ]
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If you're making sprites, make your own topic for them. This is the place to discuss how sprites are made, not to display your work.

Author:  KrazyKaro [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:52 am ]
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I have a couple of questions. I'm having trouble with glasses and Out lines.
Spoiler: This s the sprite i did
Image
But the glasses look odd and i keep geting a real nasty black line. If i delete the black line it looks odd, what am i surrpose to do? Second, How to you do glasses mine look off and odd?.

Author:  RandomJibberish [ Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:37 am ]
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Don't ever use black. Outline with a dark version of the colour it's outlining.

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