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How to make Quality Graphics

12-05-2009, 07:15 PM
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How to make Quality Graphics

Ok i have a pretty simple question, How do you make quality graphics like the ones in pocket god or flight control? I know that you can make graphics via pixel art or vector art but is this just really good pixel art or is there another style to doing good graphics? also if you want to know i use gimp as my main editor but i can't get anything good other then logos in gimp. is there a better tool and just how do you do great art?
Thanks a ton!

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12-05-2009, 07:32 PM
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Photoshop.

12-05-2009, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by pcmaster View Post
Ok i have a pretty simple question, How do you make quality graphics like the ones in pocket god or flight control? I know that you can make graphics via pixel art or vector art but is this just really good pixel art or is there another style to doing good graphics? also if you want to know i use gimp as my main editor but i can't get anything good other then logos in gimp. is there a better tool and just how do you do great art?
Thanks a ton!
How do you make good art? That's pretty simple to answer. Be a good artist.

Gimp is simply a tool, which is no better than Photoshop, MS Paint, or even a drawing with a stick in the dirt. The artist behind the tools is what really matters.

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12-05-2009, 07:39 PM
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How do you make good art? That's pretty simple to answer. Be a good artist.

Gimp is simply a tool, which is no better than Photoshop, MS Paint, or even a drawing with a stick in the dirt. The artist behind the tools is what really matters.
You have to be a good artist to make a great game, but Photoshop is DEFINITELY better than MS Paint, just gotta say it. lol
12-05-2009, 07:47 PM
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lol ok i guess i suck at graphics.

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12-05-2009, 07:47 PM
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Surprising as it is, i think hes right. Im taking a college class in design right now and most of the classes require Photoshop and/or Illustrator
12-05-2009, 07:55 PM
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Surprising as it is, i think hes right. Im taking a college class in design right now and most of the classes require Photoshop and/or Illustrator
Yay!
12-05-2009, 07:55 PM
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You have to be a good artist to make a great game
totally untrue
you have to have good graphics to have a game. you can hire people lol

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12-05-2009, 07:56 PM
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Yay!
Okay, that was like the worst reaction ever... my opinion of you drops constantly
12-05-2009, 07:58 PM
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wait but what style is it. a mix of vector and pixel?

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Last edited by pcmaster; 12-05-2009 at 08:16 PM.