Phyreburnz wrote:Making sprites from scratch... that's tough. You basically have to do it pixel by pixel. I suggested (in the DKC related animations section) paint.net.
Have you ever used photoshop and do you have photoshop? If not, paint.net is similar and I think video tutorials will work for both. Video tutorials are a great way to learn a new program.
*EDIT* rotsprite is a FANTASTIC program to rotate sprites. You can't in programs like photoshop, because the image blurs. The only downside is that there is no visual to help you out. I usually rotate it first in photoshop to see what angle I need. I don't save the photoshop rotation, of course, I just remember the degrees. Then you plug in the number to rotate the sprite. It works WONDERFULLY! No blurring!
Cody wrote:I use MS Paint + GIF Movie Gear for any and all animations. The latter is incredibly reliable. It's not free, though Googling "gif movie gear serial" will lead you to a user/pass on a forum page which then helps you out forever.
For sprite work in general, I'll occasionally I'll use GIMP for rotating sprites, changing the lightning/color balance of sprites and the opacity settings. But in general I stick to MSPaint for anything and everything and only use GIF Movie Gear to animate each frame.
Phyreburnz wrote:I forgot! You should probably start out with just animating sprites before you try editing them. That's how I started, and I think it helped a lot. How has your progress been, by the way?
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