Free drawing software that is better than MS paint?

fillergames

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I just want to know.

I haven't done graphics in awhile, and MS paint is becoming primitive. 

Innes

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Paint.net
Gimp

Inkscape (vector)
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Blob

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GraphicsGale Free Edition (Pixel Art)

jhvipond

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If you're using a Mac, I recommend Paintbrush (http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/). It can save files in PNG format, suitable for Stencyl.

Blob

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I don't know if I've ever heard of a non-vector graphics software that couldn't save as .png



philandy

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I've been using PencilPixelFormer as a compliment to Pencyl. I suggest checking out all the tools listed on Ludum Dare.

« Last Edit: September 29, 2013, 09:30:18 pm by philandy »

gamegirlxl

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I wouldn't suggest trying vectors (at least now).  Stencyl needs bitmaps, and it is a completely different style than pixel art.  It's also a much different process that's fairly difficult.

Find something with a "recolor pen" that replaces a selected color with a new selected color.  It's the biggest step up for making sprites.

letmethink

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Firstly, let me tell this; if you cannot create good pixel art with MSPaint, at least the Windows 7 version (the one I use), no matter of fancy graphics software will make it better, what makes it better. Other programs are for increased workflow and animating
~Letmethink