Author Topic: Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?  (Read 1694 times)

Robert Smith

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Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« on: 06 Jul 2003, 12:04 »
OK... i know how to make backgrounds and stuff and ive already made a few games but wen i compare my backgrounds to others they look somewat boring... so, wat program do you use to make your backgrounds... i use paint which limits wat i can do.. please reply... thankyou

Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #1 on: 06 Jul 2003, 12:10 »
it depends what you prefer,. there is Paint shop pro, Photoshop, alll sorts of dufferent ones. its all down to taste.

Robert Smith

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #2 on: 06 Jul 2003, 12:17 »
I want to get that fade to diffeternt color effect... Any suggestions?

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #3 on: 06 Jul 2003, 12:35 »
I use Adobe ImageReady. It's like Photoshop in many ways. You can save bmp files by using the "export origional" option. To make spites I use Paint Shop Pro.
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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #4 on: 06 Jul 2003, 12:38 »
I want to get that fade to diffeternt color effect... Any suggestions?

If you mean gradients you could use Paint Shop Pro. It's cheaper than Photoshop.

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #5 on: 06 Jul 2003, 12:43 »
well, im pretty much involved with the 3D world.. so I make my backgrounds with 3D Studio Max 4.2 and Bryce5. But if your talking about the "normal" backgrounds.. I'm also not coming any further than mspaint! :P

Robert Smith

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #6 on: 06 Jul 2003, 12:52 »
Thanks... Ive never tried making a 3d game with AGS so i think ill try that out... Thanks agen

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #7 on: 06 Jul 2003, 14:29 »
At the moment I'm making pixel-style backgrounds, so I make an outline in MSPaint which I test in AGS to make sure everything is the right size (IE the table isn't twice the height of Roger) Then I give it those wonderful old crap effects in Dpaint, add effects if I need them in Photoshop and then... voila! De La Crap!

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #8 on: 06 Jul 2003, 14:35 »
I use photoshop, best general graphics program really.  3D will take you longer to learn to use than 2d, 2d is just what people are generally more used to.
(Unless you use poser and bryce etc ;) )

Main advantage of PS and PSP are the unlimited undo and layers.  Layers are very useful for lots of things such as lighting or shading effects, seeing what your characters look like on top of the your background, animating frames and more.

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #9 on: 06 Jul 2003, 14:49 »
But if you find Photoshop too expensive product, then you can also use "The Gimp" wich is a very good drawing tool made for linux but also available for windows users, and is totally free. The Gimp looks much like Photoshop, and you can make some wonderfull pics with it!

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #10 on: 06 Jul 2003, 15:09 »
I dowloaded the GIMP once but I couldn't workout how to install the thing properly. There were too many downloads on the page.

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Re:Wat Do YOU Use to Make Backgrounds?
« Reply #11 on: 07 Jul 2003, 05:44 »
Enough. Seriously, this is NOT the forum for art questions. Okay? I'm going to keep locking wrongly-placed threads until peopel learn. i apologize if I seem pissed, but I refuse to move topics. You should know where they go. :)
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