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Program for making backgrounds
« on: 16 Apr 2003, 06:55 »
I am planning to make a kick ass game once I finish my exams however I need a program which could create gorgeous backgrounds for my games....you know adding effects to colours etc...I think you know what I am talking about.

Any programs out there ??
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n3tgraph

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Re:Program for making backgrounds
« Reply #1 on: 16 Apr 2003, 08:39 »
well here's a list:

- MS Paint
- Paint Deluxe (or deluxe paint whatever)
- Adobe Photoshop
- Paint Shop Pro
- Corel Draw

For yer vectors:
- Macromedia Flash
- Adobe Illustrator

And probably tons of other good and cool maybe free or expensive programs :)

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Re:Program for making backgrounds
« Reply #2 on: 17 Apr 2003, 01:37 »
I use Adobe Elements (a cheaper version of Photoshop)
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Re:Program for making backgrounds
« Reply #3 on: 17 Apr 2003, 06:34 »
It all comes down to your skills, however. There is nothing that can be done in Photoshop with filters that couldn't be done in Paint if you were a freaking psycho art god who had twenty spare years on his hands. My almost point is that there isn't a program that will magically make your backgrounds look good.

There is, however, Instagame :D

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Quickstrike

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Re:Program for making backgrounds
« Reply #4 on: 17 Apr 2003, 06:45 »
Yet Adobe products have "Lens Flare", a must for all AGS users.
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n3tgraph

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Re:Program for making backgrounds
« Reply #5 on: 17 Apr 2003, 07:51 »
a real must that is ;)

I don't use photoshop for the filters - they make your picture look flat, flat flat and flat

I use photoshop for the easy zooomfunction and for the layers mostly ;)
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Re:Program for making backgrounds
« Reply #6 on: 17 Apr 2003, 19:49 »
I use Photoshop for the great brush engine.. useful for high res BGs.
Anything that supports layers and can paint ok is fine imo. Depends on the style you want though.

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Re:Program for making backgrounds
« Reply #7 on: 18 Apr 2003, 10:37 »
I remember Deluxe Paint & Deluxe Paint II are free to download, aren't they? Where can I download them? It's good to have couple of different programs if your favourite program doesn't have some ability which can be found on some other program.
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