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Quote Xooxer Replybullet Topic: Tools and Tutorials
    Posted: 23 June 2005 at 8:55am
Here is the Tools and Tutorials listing nabbed from the old Pixelation forum before it went all crzay. I think it's everything, sorry if something is missing. We borrowed it a while back for BYOND, http://www.byond.com , and this is all I can find now.


Pixel Tools
Programs
MSPaint (nice walkthrough) - http://fay.iniminimo.com/paint.html
Photoshop/Imageready - http://www.adobe.com
Pixen - http://www.opensword.org/
GraphicsGale - http://www.tempest-j.com/gale/e/
GFX Convertor - http://www.etrusoft.com/graphic-converter/
Unfreez - http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/
GraFX 2 (Win32) - http://www.eclipse-game.com/?dat=7
The GIMP - http://www.gimp.org/
Art Rage - http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html
EasyToon - http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/eztsetb3.zip
RePix - http://pascalman.altervista.org/RePix_v2.0a.zip
Ulead GIF Anitmator Lite - http://www.neowulf-nexus.com/Pub/NewMedia/uleadgif.zip
Dogwaffle - http://www.squirreldome.com/cyberop.htm
Promotion - http://cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php
Ultimate Paint - http://www.ultimatepaint.com/
JDraw - http://www.j-domain.de/en/jdraw.php
Allegro Sprite Editor - http://ase.sourceforge.net/
Color Cache - http://www.tlhouse.co.uk/ColorCache/ (for creating Photoshop color swatch [.aco] and color table [.act] files)
Kolourpaint (Linux version of MSPaint) - http://kolourpaint.sourceforge.net/

Tools
Compaq HP TC1000 - http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/features/article.asp?ID=10
Tablet PC - http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/tabletpc/
(recorders)
Capture Pad - http://www.capturepad.com/
Camtasia - http://wcarchive.cdrom.com/pub/bws/bws_48/camtasiaf.exe

Tricks
Transparent PNG's in MSIE - http://webfx.eae.net/dhtml/pngbehavior/pngbehavior.html
Mozilla Firefox (transparent PNG's and Zooming) - http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
Find AA colors automatically - http://omr.planet-d.net/trash/aac.zip
Silvir's Kickass Tile Script - http://www.silvir.com/tile.php?src=http://www.yourimage.com/ source.gif
(Just replace the src url with your image's url and check your tiles easily)
Zooming Utility - http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/

Mobile Game Dev Tools
Deler's Links - http://mgdc.ru/board/showthread.php?t=391

Pixel Tutorials
Isometric Tutorials
Zoggles - http://www.zoggles.co.uk/asp/tutorials.asp?show=index
Pixelfreak - http://www.pixelfreak.com/tutorial/
RhysD - http://rhysd.syntesis.org/tutorial/
http://www.webclass.ru/tut.php?tut=129
http://www.deviantart.com/view/2866522/
Pixel NascImpact - http://pixel.nascimpact.com/tutoriaux.php
http://www.decile.net/tutorials/photoshop/techniques/pixel/

General Pixel Art Tutorials
Tsugumo - http://pixeltutorial.cjb.net/ (the original!)
StOven (old)- http://www.spritedomain.net/tutorials.htm
StOven (new) - http://www.spriteart.com (it's not live yet, but we're all trembling in anticipation)
Zoggles - http://www.zoggles.co.uk/asp/tutorials.asp?show=index
Gas13 - http://gas13.ru/tutorials/
Nemesis (AA) - http://www.rpi.edu/~laporj2/essays/aa/
AbsoluteV3 (AA) - http://neota.castleparadox.com/aa_tutorial.html
Pep and Helm (coloring/shading) - http://www.rpi.edu/~laporj2/essays/tagteam/
Blackeye Software - http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~derekyu/ (it's under Miscellaneous)
Matriax - http://www.speccy.org/remakesgraph/tutoriales/tuto.htm
Biomors - http://home.houston.rr.com/monkeygraphics/texturetutorial/
Biomore :P - http://home.houston.rr.com/monkeygraphics/treetutorial/
Enterbrain - http://www.enterbrain.co.jp/digifami/digiweb/dot_teck/3nen/3 _01.html (Japanese only, but worth digging around for stuff)
PixelZone Tutorials - http://pixel-zone.rpgdx.net/shtml/tutorials.shtml
Mozco Metallic Objects - http://www.tcp-ip.or.jp/~s-iga/tips/2-3metallic_objects.html
Drububu - http://www.drububu.com/tutorial/flashtival.html (combining Flash and pixels)
Vlink.Vwalker.com - http://home.earthlink.net/~marktroup/vlinkdotvwalkerdotcom/v link.html
(please note that the original vlink site disappeared, this is what I salvaged from my hd)
http://koti.mbnet.fi/~aholattj/pixeltut/
Natomic - http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/
OurCall - http://www.ourcall.org/
http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/photoshop.php?tut=4& subtut=42

General Art Technique
http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm

Backgrounds
http://www.barnettcollege.com/tutorial1.htm
http://allitis.com/agast/backgroundex1.html
http://www.gfxartist.com/features/tutorials/27609

Colouring
http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/farp/colorps/pcolorps.html
http://www.sijun.com/dhabih/mainscreen.html

Details
http://www.elverquisst.se/grasstut.html
http://www.optidigit.com/stevens/cloudtut.htm

Light
http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/light.htm

Animation Tutorials and Reference
Eadweard Muybridge - http://web.inter.nl.net/users/anima/chronoph/first-15/index. htm
http://www.brianlemay.com/animationexamples/animationindex.h tml
Preston Blair - http://www.freetoon.com/index.html
http://www.idleworm.com/how/index.shtml
Don Bluth - http://www.donbluth.com/academy.html
http://www.awn.com/tooninstitute/lessonplan/lesson.htm#top

Pixel Art Forums
Pixelation - http://web1.t43.greatnet.de
PixelDev - http://www.pixeldev.net
GMPixel - http://gmpixel.com/
Potasio Men - http://www.potasiomen.com.ar (Spanish language site)
Spanish Pixel Art - http://spanishpixel.webcindario.com (Spanish)


Pixel Fonts
Bitmap Font Utility - http://www.stefan-pettersson.nu/site/bmpfont/
Creating a Pixel Font from Scratch - http://www.iamcal.com/misc/fonts/pixfonttut/part1.php
04 - http://www.04.jp.org/ (free pixel fonts... what are you waiting for? Click!)
dafont - http://www.dafont.com/en/bitmap.php (wow! 29 pages of bitmappiness!)
Atomic Media - http://atomicmedia.net/
Fontographic - http://www.fontgraphic.com/

Community-Driven Pixel Art Sites
PixelDam - http://www.pixeldam.net/
IsoCity - http://www.kennethfejer.dk/isocity/
Wee! - http://home.earthlink.net/~marktroup/wee/
PixelGala - http://www.pixelgala.org/
PixelJoint - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/

Video Game and Sprite References
The Video Game Museum - http://www.vgmuseum.com/
Game Sprite Archive - http://www.gsarchives.net/index2.php
EmuGifs - http://www.emugifs.emuita.it/
ShyGuy Kingdom - http://tsgk.captainn.net/

Demo Scene
GFX Zone - http://www.gfxzone.org/frames.html

Making Games
BYOND - http://www.byond.com/
Gamemaker Tutorials - http://www.gamemaker.nl/tutorial.html
Tile Studio - http://tilestudio.sourceforge.net/
World Creator - http://www.inet2inet.com/

Free Sites for Hosting Your Images
http://1asphost.com
https://www.250free.com
http://www.cliparthost.com
http://www.domaindlx.com
http://www.free-host.com
http://www.gazler.com
http://www.imagemagician.com
http://www.imageshack.us
http://www.imagestation.com
http://www.photobucket.com
http://pictureposter.allbrand.nu
http://www.ripway.com
http://www.uploadit.org
http://www.villagephotos.com

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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 23 June 2005 at 4:17pm
an awesome list full of resources! thanks for sharing these with us
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Quote Xooxer Replybullet Posted: 26 June 2005 at 11:04am
Well, I think the thanks should go to the folks at Pixelation who took the time and effort to compile this grand list, but you're welcome, all the same. This marks the 4th forum this list is posted on. Hopefully we won't lose it again.

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Quote kankki Replybullet Posted: 27 June 2005 at 10:58am
Well GameMaker sux, you should add a link "http://www.klikacademy.com/"
It is a learning site for Multimedia fusion that is alot better than GM.
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Quote PulkoMandy Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2010 at 4:56am
GrafX2 new url : http://grafx2.googlecode.com (more features, and the eclipse version is dead anyway).
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