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Post by Fusion » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:46 am

Greetings.

Many people have been asking for help with creating comics, and others have obvious room for improvement in their stories. The purpose of this post is to offer tutorials and guides on how to create artwork and stories, and resources for comics (i.e. sprite-sheets). So, here they are.

Story writing guides:
Story reviewing guide - by The Cave of Dragonflies.

Comic making guides:
Comic creation video tutorial - by chaomaker426.

Artwork making guides:
Shading in MS Paint - by Zargata.
How to make and edit a sprite - by SuperAnthony.
Sprite recolouring guide - by The Cave of Dragonflies.
Recolouring with PhotoFiltre - by chowchow48.
Convert raster graphics to vector images online.

Sprite resources:
The Spriters Resource.
The ShyGuy Kingdom.
Sonic backgrounds - by The Mystical Forest Zone.
Sonic sprites - by The Mystical Forest Zone.

Finally, if you can think of any useful threads, guides or websites that deserve a place in this post, please PM them to me or post them in this thread.

Thank you very much for reading!
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Post by SuperAnthony » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:47 am

The ShyGuy Kingdom is too confusing. I always relay on the spriters recource

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Post by chaoworld » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:23 pm

http://www.themysticalforestzone.com/Ka ... Sonic5.htm

this is a great place for sonic and chao backgrounds
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Post by SuperAnthony » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:34 pm

I love that website^^ It has alot of good custom sprites

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Post by Fusion » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:46 am

Added to the main post, thanks!

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Post by Devil Fear » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:47 am

Is that how you make comics??

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Post by Fusion » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:49 am

Devil Fear, some of these are resources used in making comics. If you'd like to know how to make comics, see this:


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Post by KevinBushy » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:02 pm

SuperAnthony wrote:The ShyGuy Kingdom is too confusing. I always relay on the spriters recource


I love TSGK, but I doesn't have exactly what you want always.
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Post by Mephiles » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:33 pm

Fusion wrote:Devil Fear, some of these are resources used in making comics. If you'd like to know how to make comics, see this:



well im wondering what program did you use to make the back rounds and stuff :thinking:
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Post by pickachu553 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:07 am

Go MFZ and TSR
I use 'em a lot for comics I make

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Post by supermariofan546 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:06 pm

Hey Fusion WHat About Sprite Movies? (I know How to make them just saying for other people incase they want to learn)

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Re: Tutorials, guides and resources.

Post by chaomaker426 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:13 pm

Mephiles wrote:
Fusion wrote:Devil Fear, some of these are resources used in making comics. If you'd like to know how to make comics, see this:



well im wondering what program did you use to make the back rounds and stuff :thinking:
i used paint. nothing special
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Post by DevilRougeChao » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:05 pm

Seems hard to make comics... I'll just stick with stories.
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Post by Sable » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:29 am

EDIT: SRRY! wrong topic if any of yall saw that lol
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Post by Bloo Dude » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:16 pm

what is a good site for sprites/?/
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Post by Shorty15 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:17 pm

Wut Is A Good Site To Find Sprites How Do I Do My Signature

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Post by Trigger1 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:47 am

Yeah, what Shorty15 said, same problem here

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Post by Enzo03 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:17 am

Useful stuff in general: http://pixel-zone.rpgdx.net/shtml/downloads.shtml
Check out easytoon, It's great!
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Post by Maple » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:59 am

http://www.chaotropolis.sstrike.net/media/sprites.php
this is the place i get alot of sprites
they have alot of different sprites and they are really good
(they have jewel chao and shiny chao!)
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Post by painterforever » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:05 pm

Does anyone know a really good drawing program for macs. Right now I use appleworks 6 but if my recent one is good tell me.
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Post by Moonstalker » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:56 pm

There's always Photoshop. I used it more for editing, when I was younger, but it should work just the same. ;D
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Post by ShadowRoamer » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:47 pm

Hey, does anybody know what program to use to make a sprite movie?
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Post by chowchow48 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:46 pm

Depends on what sort of movie you want to make.

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Post by EliOceans » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:12 pm

i use pivot
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Post by chowchow48 » Sun May 03, 2009 1:51 pm

I entered a tutorial.

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