With all the leads already given, all left to you is to google those as keywords and find yourself a tutorial that suits you. Most of the time, official website for products holds documentation about how to use said program.
You can also search on this forum, the question of "sprite drawing" has been treated in several topics already.
Finaly, moving this topic, because indeed it belongs to "Other Topics" where other topics about the same subject have been posted (hint).
One source i use for instructions is YOUTUBE i use this for everything i want to learn to use, i just got Anim Studio and searched on YouTube and found a wealth of info on how to animate etc, so i recomend that for instructions as i find it easier to watch someone do it then i learn better than reading.
Just a follow-up to this - I've no problem with making sprites, but I'd just like a steer on setting border transparency. Do I take it that it has to be done in a PNG using alpha transparency, then you bring it in to Construct 2 and the sprite shows up there with a transparent border? Thanks!Velojet2011-11-22 06:37:32
you can use a light table to draw all angles of movement and to easily manipulate your drawings. Here is a video on how to create your own light box. I made mine (portable) because I used an old scanner. it cost me around $10 at home depot and then of course destruction of the old scanner I never used, time and effort, etc. ! This video was my inspiration and I hope it helps! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZmwbOgh-pUbobwaite12011-12-05 20:51:26