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Sprite modifications question

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Question, can anyone tell me what the best art program to use for a sprite re-color is? I'm currently working on some skins and I don't want to have to use DeeP Sea all the time for sprite modifications. If anyone has a good suggestion, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.

-Alando1

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DuckReconMajor said:

XWE IMO

XWE is not an art program.

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Ok... not many suggestions, eh? If there is anyone who can recommend an art program that I can use to edit sprites, I really would appreciate it.

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alando1 said:

Ok... not many suggestions, eh? If there is anyone who can recommend an art program that I can use to edit sprites, I really would appreciate it.


On a less serious note, MSPaint.

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rf` said:

XWE is not an art program.

It can do palette swaps.

I'd recommend the GIMP. It's free and reasonably powerful. Contrarily to Paint, it does handle transparency. And layers. And a lot of undos/redos.

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Go with either Photoshop, GIMP, or Paint.NET.

As for adding your sprites, I HIGHLY recommend Slumped. Everytime i use XWE it screws up something, so Slumped is the way to go for that.

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XWE does have some image editing tools. Not much, but they are there. It's great for doing work on existing doom palleted images. When in editing mode, press 1 over the pixel you want to change to the selected colour. 2 will do the next colour in the index without switching the chosen colour. It's also great for changing sets of colours too.

Otherwise, the suggestions in this thread will work.

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Wow, a lot of great options. I thank all of you for your suggestions. I'll probably try a little bit of each. Once again thank you all for your help.

-Alando1

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My intuition tells me that you might be doing something for (G)ZDoom. In that case recoloring sprites would be certainly unnecessary, because Decorate's translation works fine. Apart from that -- Photoshop. It does everything.

(If you're one of those who "dooesn't like" or "doesn't want to look into it" -- face it, Photoshop is necessary)

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To reply to your assumption, Jekyll, I'm mainly working on skins for the player. Of course I am quite aware of the DECORATE translation system but as I said, I need a program to help me with sprite modifications (aside from using DeeP Sea) mainly to use for skin creations. But I do thank you for an art program suggestion. I am going to look into Photoshop as a program I am willing to get soon.

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Vegeta said:

I suggest Pain Shop Pro, it's easy to use and very versatile.


It just sounds painful to me.

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Vegeta said:

I suggest Pain Shop Pro, it's easy to use and very versatile.


Is that a masochist's version of Paint Shop Pro?

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Seems a fitting complement for the GIMP.

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