What are some good programs for drawing out tiles with a fixed palette? I will be using a fixed 256 color palette, but not sure which programs give me the most assortment of drawing tools.
I have designed and made a game. It is a pbem game with a host and client program, however, the client program has some erally sad graphics. I want to replace them, but I am not sure what is the best program to draw them up. Most of the ones I have seen require the continuous reloading of a palette if you use a specific one.
I think I want something that can do some of the most simple thing that Deluxe Paint 2 did, with color spreading simply by clicking on 2 colors and spread those 2 colors together. Allow me to draw a pattern on the screen, take a snap shot of it and make it into a pattern easily. But I have no idea of what is out there at the moment for win95/98.
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If i have understood you corectly you can do that kind of stuff with Paintshop Pro, i you take an image and add noise filter, after that you can use Colorise to get the noise to a specific color, noise are very tileable and also you can take a image that is 4 times larger, add the noise and colorise, blur and then cut out the middle of it and it should be tileable to. Thats just some tips..
If you want those tiles - or for anyone that neeeds tiles Infinity Textures is definitely your #1 choice. It has the largest and least complicated set of tools I have seen in any program. These tiles can be used for anything from games to bumps, textures , to html backgrounds. Downside - if you can''t afford it you''re gonna have to settle for evaluation version - Another - also very good program - that comes in a close 2nd place is reptile - which i recomend for those that only witsh to use this program for web tiles mostly - very easy to use