Pokemon's Sprite Building Guide!Some people have wondered how you make enormous sprite art, and some people don't know how you make sprite art whatsoever!
Things you will need:
- Photoshop (don't currently know how to make in GIMP)
- An image (for starters, I reccomend using video game sprites)
- WoM client (download from http://www.worldofminecraft.com/Game_Client , you have to sign up!)
Step 1. Resize image
The size that you resize to depends on what you are making. If you are making sprite art, zoom in and manualy count the number of pixels.
The best way to resize an image is to open image size (Alt+Ctrl+I). You should see something like this:
Down to this:
At this point, you need to check your image to see if all the pixels look similar to a color in minecraft, like my Mewtwo. If the colors are like those you see in Minecraft, great! You're done! If they a re different, however, you'll need to read the next part.
Step 2. Making a Color Swatch.
A color swatch is a set of colors. What we want to do is make sure that every pixel in the picture corresponds to a color in Minecraft. To do this, we first need an image with all the colors we will be using. I will be using this screenshot from Minecraft in this tutorial:
Now that we have the image we will be using to make our swatch, we need to open it in Photoshop.
Okay, here comes a bit of work. In the upper-right hand corner of Photoshop, you should see three tabs that say color, swatches, and styles. Click on the Swatches tab.
Next, click here:
and select save swatches from the menu that appears. Now save the swatch in a folder where you will remember it. Congratulations! You have just made your own Minecraft color swatch!
To apply the color swatch:
Open the image you want to build in Minecraft.
Go to Image->Mode->Indexed Color.
This window should appear:
Click load. In the box that appears next, navigate to the folder that you saved your swatch to. MAKE SURE that you have files of type set to Swatches (.aco) OR YOU WILL NOT SEE YOUR SWATCH!
The custom color window should now appear like this:
Click OK. Don't panic at your image, we're not done yet. Chances are, your image colors have changed dramaticaly to something like this:
You're done making your image in Photoshop! Now to make it in-game!
Step 3: Build!
This is the hard part. Once you have your awesome image done in Photoshop, it's time to build it.
If you are going to make sprite art, YOU WILL NEED WOM CLIENT!!!
If you do not have WoM client, sprite art will be EXTREMELY hard to make! Once you have WoM client up and running, you will have to know some new controls:
- Z toggles flight on and off
- Q makes you go up
- E makes you go down
- Hold down SHIFT while moving to go super fast.
- Work row by row. It's easier to build this way.
- Edges of maps are great places to build sprites.
- Don't wreck other peoples work to make room for your sprite, they worked hard on that!
Have fun! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section.