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Beginner: How Do You Get Real Art To Become Computer Sprites?

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I have an artist who can draw. I want to take her art and transfer it onto computer to use as backgrounds, sprites, and animation strips. What is the best way for us to that? Graphic Designer?, A piece of software? Scan it? I don't know, please help?

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well unless your friend is doing this drawing digitally you will have to scan it in somehow. I believe when you scan it in you have the option of what format you want it to be saved as (.bmp, .png, .tga, etc...) However, unless you have a really high-rez scanner this is not going to be very useful for the purposes of creating a game. You're much better off finding someone who knows how to use a digital content creation package a la Photoshop to create this sort of thing for you.

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Scan a rough sketch, then retouch it using a tool like Photoshop driven by a digitizing tablet. You can't immediately use scanned images unless you have a very high resolution, high quality acquisition device.

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Thanks for this info, I am meeting with the artist this afternoon. I'm starting to realize that the creation of game art work is best created on a computer.

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