Krita or Inkscape?

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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:07 am

I am confused.
I have ArtRage, Krita and Inkscape.
I have had ArtRage for a long time but stopped using it.
Now I am wanting to make my own sprites and do not really know what I am doing for sure.
Any advice? I really don't want to buy assets.
Ken
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:10 pm

The first thing you have to do is to choose which software will you use to make game art!
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:57 pm

I forgot to ask the main question.
What is the difference between them?
Is one better than the other for making sprites?
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:30 pm

all depend if you want to do sprites like cartoons / vector quality, INKSCAPE, if you need to create landscapes for your levels use krita; but the best is Photoshop
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:39 pm

I have been reading a book on Krita and it looks like I will be using that.
I have a very old copy of Photoshop from 1999 that I may use. I also have Spriter to make animations.
Now I need to live long enough to learn these and decide how I want the game to look.
I think there is a long road ahead.
To answer your first question, I am not quitting, just taking a detour again.
Ken
( If you are wondering about the age reference, I am 75 and not in the best physical condition.)
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:44 pm

I forgot to say Thanks for the help.
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:32 pm

Combine inkscape + spriter pro
I do so
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:42 pm

Krita now has animation tools also which is a big big plus. Not only that but it is pretty similar to Photoshop and it is free. The animation tools in Krita however are simpler to use than those in Photoshop.
Brick by brick, stone by stone.
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:44 pm

I have pretty much decided after this discussion and reading some of the Krita book to go with Krita, Spriter and Construct2.
That gives me 3 programs to learn.
Thanks for giving my thoughts some validity.
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Post » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:12 pm

uh inkscape is vector editor and Krita raster. They are different beasts and you cant really compare them.

Illustrator = inkscape
PS = Krita/Gimp/PDN
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