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Farmville style of graphics

SteverdSteverd Posts: 194Member
I would like to do some artwork in the style of Zynga's Farmville and Frontierville. What would you call their graphic style? How would I reproduce that style in Photoshop? Is it just reducing the number of colors? Or some vector filters?



  • SteverdSteverd Posts: 194Member
    No One?

    Should this post be moved to the Graphic section?
  • StusAppsStusApps Posts: 1,352Member, PRO
    Frontierville gives the impression of cell shaded graphics on the buildings (i'm sure there are tutorials online somewhere for doing this), farmville a little. The rest is just nicely drawn sprites, sure the palette is limited to keep a consistant look. I don't think there is a tutorial really for this, you just need to draw it in that style.
  • mynameisacemynameisace Hull, UKPosts: 2,484Member
    Yeah, as Stu said, it's just nicely drawn... Can't see it being too difficult to reproduce.

  • StusAppsStusApps Posts: 1,352Member, PRO
    consistant perspective is important in any of these isometric kinda games.
  • StusAppsStusApps Posts: 1,352Member, PRO
    actually while i'm thinking about it I'm sure you can do this kinda cell shaded/comic book type effect in google sketchup.
  • mynameisacemynameisace Hull, UKPosts: 2,484Member
    +1 to Stu on the perspective! Also, I've never used Sketchup but from what I've heard of it, yeah I reckon so. I'm a Photoshop junkie and would do it in that, but perspective-wise, you're probably going to achieve it easier with something like Sketchup.

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