The big everything Photoshop thread

Discussion in 'Indie Related Chat' started by svero, May 7, 2007.

  1. Sysiphus

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    pyabo, several ways to do that but...one possible... :

    -at preferences, tell grid to be cells of 1 division only, and 32x32.

    -In marquee selection options, choose, fixed, there at the top toolbar, and put the fixed size of 32x32.

    -do an action which actually blurs with the exact values you need, and whatever the extra things you want to do in each tile.

    -Set snap on, and choose "grid", and "document bounds", so it snaps to grid and the canvas limits.

    -Do this for other type of "combos" you need, doing different actions (the action you do it with a copy of your sprite sheet, acting over a random sprite so it saves what needs to be done.) for each collection of thing you need (ie, you may need one action for grass, one for rocks...)

    -asign a key short cut to each action, try em not to be the same that some important PS keyshortcut (I never found a prob anyway)

    -now, with marqee(quad) selection choosen again, just you move it over your sprite sheet, you'll see it's even funny, as a fixed 32x32 goes snapping automatically to each tile, even if moving without any care. just go hiting your shortcut (I recommend at least use one extra key, like ctrl+F2, etc... ) , depending on the tile...Faster if do all of a type first, tho depends on your fingers, hehe.

    Once you have it, is really fast.Specially good if have several sprite sheets and will keep needing it for the future...


    anyway, i do all this mentioned in seconds...
     
  2. Sysiphus

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    --sorry , hadnt seen the latest answer...thought it was a signature, lol...

    Dunno which method wouldbe best, though...
     
  3. Pyabo

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    Groovy. Thanks for the tips... I'll give it a whirl and see what happens.
     
  4. soniCron

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    This is a great Photoshop tutorial site:

    http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials.html

    It's very commercial, but it doesn't fall into the same traps most Photoshop tutorial sites do in that they don't have stupid things like "How to Make a Drop Shadow" or "How to Make Chrome".
     
  5. Anthony Flack

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    Oh, if CS3 has better animation support, then that (plus the universal binary for my Intel Mac) might be enough to convince me to upgrade. I'd have to pay for a full copy though, since my current version is only Photoshop 6.
     
  6. Sysiphus

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    Quite better, and video in general. Though cs2 is already a jump in that from the previous ones...

    But way way more. I am talking about the Extended (if that was the new marketting name ;) ) , as they have now like two versions...this extended thing seems to be having support of 3D, in the form of some texturing meshes, etc, that, at least in the corporate design(among a million other things) I usually do at job, may come really more handy than my usual wings+Blender+PS way (heh, they havent max here... : ((((( )

    I'd **love** to have the money to buy it (anyone needs an animated character? lol..) , but I guess I'd have to wait my boss buying this new version...i put myself in his place...probably wouldnt do as I(sadly demostrated...too late ;) ) can do all stuff with the one already there...

    But yep, I am *eager* to have my hands over a trial (I think this time there are no trials) ... Other thing tho, is seing how much resources does it eat...as been increasing a lot with each version...Adobe PS 7 is considerably light and rock solid stable (PS 5 literally flies, allways did) , but cs1 is way heavier , and cs2 much much more...imho...I like more the way older PSs behave before in that matter...but no way back, is too much power what you have with cs1 or + ...

    In general, seems a big release....
    We will see, though ( I hope ;) )
     

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