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I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find any answers anywhere. I was wondering if there are any tutorials on making game graphics with PSP? Most tutorials I find on PSP are oriented toward web development. They show you how to make spheres, graphical text, etc. but nothing that involves making graphics that could be used in games. Any help is appreciated. Thanx!!! Scout Visit Subversive Systems!!! Edited by - scout958 on February 17, 2002 8:49:34 PM

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graphics for games?

-2d
-3d
-for web.
-for presentation
-for background
-for texture

???.

be more specific.


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I''m sorry if I was not specific enough. Yes, I am interested in creating graphics for 2d games. The reason why it is 2d is because the only program I really have to work with is Paint Shop Pro. I just want any kind of information that I can find on how to use Paint Shop Pro to create any kind of 2d graphics in games. I hope this answers your question. Thanks!!!

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I''m sorry if I was not specific enough. Yes, I am interested in creating graphics for 2d games. The reason why it is 2d is because the only program I really have to work with is Paint Shop Pro. I just want any kind of information that I can find on how to use Paint Shop Pro to create any kind of 2d graphics in games. I hope this answers your question. Thanks!!!

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in my opinion you should get the gimp, browse the tutorials for that, and then look for photoshop tutorials, and figure out how to do the same effects with the gimp.

also I find easier to get a free/cheap 3d modeler, export your models to POVRAY and render stills for your game, this way you get 3d looking 2d images

www.gimp.org
www.povray.org
www.openfx.org
www.blender3d.com

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well I am no artist, so I cant give you details, many artists go from Adobe Photoshop to Gimp and end up liking it better, some stay with Adobe Photoshop.

the things I can highlight are:

Gimp is Free
Gimp has a scripting engine, much more powerful than Adobe Photoshop Macros.
Gimp runs better in Linux, however I use the windows port, and had no problems so far.

so I would say get it, try it and make your desition.

Edit: wrote PSP (Paint Shop Pro instead of Adobe Photoshop)


Edited by - kwizatz on February 18, 2002 6:12:55 PM

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Okay, here''s where you all can start yellin at me and telling me I''m crazy, but PAINT SHOP PRO CAN BE BETTER THAN PHOTOSHOP FOR GAMES! Yes, I''m telling you this! I''m very proficient with both programs, and I keep finding myself using Paint Shop Pro. Here is where I find the difference... Photoshop is just what it says, "A Shop for Photos" - Its strength lies in editing/improving/altering existing images. So yeah, if you aren''t starting from scratch, you Photoshop. But if you are wanting to do game graphics? I say Paint Shop Pro. For some reason, Paint Shop Pro works so much better with making images from scratch. The interface is much easier to use and can do almost EVERYTHING that photoshop can. Also, PSP is MUCH cheaper.

All in all, use both, find what you like about both, and use whichever one fits your needs best.

Just my 2 cents

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I question how many artists switch from Photoshop to Gimp, but regardless I''d stick with Paint Shop Pro if you''re already familiar with it. Spend your time learning how to create art with what you have instead of learning something new. All three programs are capable of creating good images so it''s really just personal preference.


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