Pixel art programs?

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joe
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Pixel art programs?

Post by joe » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:30 am

What is everyone using to make their artwork? I'm new to pixel art so I'm trying to find the best avenue. I fired up Piskel on my Surface and have been using the Surface pen to try and draw things out.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by macbee » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:04 pm

My favorite program to create NES sprites and metasprites is YY-CHR.
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by Nesrocks » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:30 pm

NES specific:
yy-chr: my favorite
NES Screen Tool: has advantages and disavantages compared to yy-chr.

Generic: you're gonna have to be careful to stay under NES restrictions:
Mspaint
Photoshop
Pyxel
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by Hotsuma » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:47 am

Aseprite isn't too bad.
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by MistSonata » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:48 am

I'm partial to aseprite myself, at least for making pixel art in general. The program has NES palette presets built in, and allows you to limit the colors of the image to that palette, but there's no easy way to make it conform to NES limitations, so yy-chr and nesst are the way to go there.
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by joe » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:16 pm

I gave yy-chr a shot but I might check out aseprite as well.
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by Godzil » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:19 pm

As said in the facebook group, my tool of choice is Cosmigo ProMotion ( https://www.cosmigo.com/ )

The free version is probably more than enough for NESmaker
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by josh » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:22 pm

+1 for YY-CHR
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by The Halpster » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:37 pm

Which YY-CHR do you recommend using? C++ or the newer C#?
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Re: Pixel art programs?

Post by GGGames.org » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:40 pm

I've been using Gimp to make my sprites, but I will have to check out YY-CHR, since it sounds like that tool is more focused on NES sprite creation.
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