What software do you use?

What software or application do all of you use to make game characters (players, platforms, obstacle, sound) ?

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  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Member Posts: 9,914

    I think most use Adobe products like Photoshop or Illustrator. Others use GIMP or Fireworks.

  • IceboxIcebox Member Posts: 1,483

    @shahadat7517171 Adobe photoshop for drawing, Adobe animate for animation ,Audacity for sounds and i just found out about "Aseprite" looks like a good software for pixel art and animation.

  • mhedgesmhedges Raised on VCS Member Posts: 634

    @Icebox said:
    @shahadat7517171 Adobe photoshop for drawing, Adobe animate for animation ,Audacity for sounds and i just found out about "Aseprite" looks like a good software for pixel art and animation.

    @Icebox ,

    Let us know how it goes with Aseprite if you decide to use it. I just learned about this though your post. I'd have to get the OSX version. Thanks much.

  • sonicm3sonicm3 Member Posts: 140
    edited April 2016

    I use Photoshop for characters, platforms, obstacle ect

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Member, BASIC Posts: 5,657
  • MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Member Posts: 1,276

    I use Affinity Photo. Cheaper than photoshop, and gets the job done very well. There's also Affinity designer, if you prefer to work with vector graphics.

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  • DuesDues Member Posts: 1,159

    I use Inkscape for almost all my art. I tend to use Photoshop for some editing, but Inkscape does the job for almost anything vector based.
    Another plus is it's free :)

  • GnarlyGnarly canadaMember Posts: 840

    Illustrations I use iDraw now called Graphic. Only 25$ one time cost. Mac

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Member, BASIC Posts: 5,657

    @MentalDonkeyGames, I don't want to get off topic but how do you like the Affinity programs? Are there any issues/problems when transferring files between them and the Adobe family of products?

  • MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Member Posts: 1,276

    @jamie_c said:
    @MentalDonkeyGames, I don't want to get off topic but how do you like the Affinity programs? Are there any issues/problems when transferring files between them and the Adobe family of products?

    I mostly use Affinity Photo, and i like it a lot. I started using it when it was in open beta, and bought it right after it was released. IMO It's much more beginner friendly than photoshop, but still has pretty much the same features. Has a clean UI, but everything you need is still easy to find. It even supports photoshop plug-ins. Apple selected AP as the mac app of the year 2015.

    I've only tried Affinity Designers trial version, but i'm planning on buying that too. My opinion is pretty much the same as with AP vs Photoshop,

    I have not tried sharing files between affinity and adobe software, because i don't have photoshop or illustrator. I do sometimes browse the Affinity forums, and as far as i know, there's very little issues when sharing with adobe apps. One i can remember is Affinity not supporting smart layers (yet). You can get the trial versions and try yourself.

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  • Terrellort_GamingTerrellort_Gaming Member Posts: 93

    Go Animate & Inkscape.

  • imjustmikeimjustmike Member Posts: 450

    I can also put my vote behind the affinity software. I use affinity designer and find my workflow is quicker than with illustrator (I work in vectors).

    The export functionality is also super handy, easily being able to export different layers to different presets.

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