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Graphics Good art program to use for making tile sets?

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by OriginalGrim, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. OriginalGrim

    OriginalGrim Member

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    I want to find a good FREE ( no money :( ) to use program for making good tile sets.
     
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  2. rIKmAN

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    I personally use Paint.NET and I like it a lot.
     
  4. HayManMarc

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    Pyxel is great for making tilesets.
     
  5. rIKmAN

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    Do you mean Pyxel Edit?
    If so then yeah that's what I use and it's great for tiles, but OP specificaly wrote "FREE" in caps so I didn't suggest it.
     
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  6. HayManMarc

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    Oh, I thought they had a free version. *shrug*
     
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  7. rIKmAN

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    They do, but it's really old (v0.2.22): missing features, no animation, the old UI etc.
    Full version is $9 (v0.4.8)
     
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  8. Toque

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    Piskel is free but not really for tilestes.

    Pixel edit. Is worth the 9$
     
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  9. dannyjenn

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    You could just use GIMP's pencil tool. But as far as I know, GIMP doesn't have any special features for checking how the tiles look when tiled, if that's what you're after.
     
  10. Andy

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    I use MS Paint (the Windows Vista build), PhotoFiltre, or GIMP.
    But, if you want a free tile set specific program, try Tile Studio. :)
     
  11. OriginalGrim

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    Pyxel Edit isn't free but it looks really good and I'm willing to spend 9$ thanks for the replies :)
     
  12. HayManMarc

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    It does... under Filters > Map > Tile. :)
    (EDIT: sorta, but it's featureless.)
     
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  13. Toque

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    There are lots of pyxel edit tutorials on you tube. Watch a few on tiles and see if it’s what you want first.
     
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