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I've created a tutorial with plenty of visual aids and descriptions to help you remaster and polish those dreaded sprite images! Some time ago I was searching for a tutorial how to do this exactly and I was unable to find any! So I decided to make this thing, a tutorial that's motive is to not raise batting average (for once!). Please leave a review on any flaws or things you think I should add to the tutorial. I hope it helps, and remember, have FUN redesigning sprites, it's not a chore!

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not that helpful

well I have to give you a nine cos' I know someone out there wil,l find this very useful... however... someone who likes to use sprites for a VG parody will have trouble if he uses this kind of technique... They dont look anyy... like the VG ones

Farplane responds:

Well, I understand that there's a time to use sprites stock and not, for instance if you are doing a mario parody all together you'd use sprites, but if you have a full vector animation but then wanna add a sprite in there it just looks like crap usually. Thanks for the review!

wow thats gota be a big help for someone!

I gota say that was a very good tutorial! The best ive ever seen, i can see that you put a lot of effort into this and just to help people with a small animation effect. Good on ya dude. Bye the way i loved the music XD

i'll be comeing to you if i have any animation problems of my own,loobu

Farplane responds:

Hehe, thanks man, and yes the music is quite awesome :D


Yeah I don't think there should be a tutorial for tracing something....you make a new layer and you trace it...who doesn't know how to do that???? OTHER than utter NOOBS...Anyways if you wanted the actuall sprite you could just click MODIFY > BITMAP TRACE...and then delet everything sept the sprite...
This was a stupid tutorial...

Farplane responds:

....Honestly? Do I have to spell it out for you? I'm trying to teach how to remaster sprites, not use them stock!! Sure you could just use a huge spritesheet but what if it doesn't have what you want on it? That's when you remake it and manipulate it to your needs!

Not bad at all man.

Very informative, keep up the good work.

Farplane responds:

Thanks, however I don't plan on making many more tutorials, I only made this one cause there were none others XD

I Have a good tutorials

Your Sprites were so excellent and well.

Farplane responds:

Thank you :)

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Jul 28, 2007
2:07 AM EDT