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Question Graphics editing apps?

Discussion in 'Formats & External Tools' started by tclancey, Sep 24, 2020.

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  1. tclancey


    May 19, 2017
    Hi there.

    It's been a long time since I spent hours drawing sprite sheets and icons, I've been rendering UI elements in blender for a while, but I'm finding myself needing to make up a bunch of sprites once again.

    I used to have a couple of icon editors which were limited in terms of automated effects, but were really easy to use. These don't run very well on W10, they ancient so it's not surprising.

    I have Gimp, a bunch of Corel stuff including Painter and a few other things I've downloaded over the last year or so, all good at what they do but none are any good at pixel based editing.

    Just wondering what editing software you folks are using, especially you guys and gals doing the superb 2d animation work.

    Many thanks.
  2. BrandyStarbrite


    Aug 4, 2013
    Pixel based editing? Could you go into more detail what you mean?
  3. kburkhart84


    Apr 28, 2012
    Last I checked, Cosmigo Pro Motion worked fine on Win10, and for many people its a/the top of the line pixel art software. There is also a thing from Nevercenter called Pixelmash that has some nice features, although some of them cross into what purists would consider no longer being "real" pixel art, in case that matters to you.

    I personally am currently using Blender for most of my stuff. I also use Photoshop as needed, and if I end up needing real curved gradients for something, I'll have to pull out Illustrator(its the only thing I know that can do proper gradients along paths).
  4. kdgalla


    Mar 15, 2013
    I've heard from many people that Aseprite is good for this sort of thing, but never tried it. You mentioned Corel- Corel Photopaint is what I use. If you already have that, it should have everything you need.
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