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#1 Maklo

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

This is a basic resource topic designed to help beginner spriters.

Sprites

Mugs

These aren't all of the mugs present in FE games, but it's most of them and they are more than enough as far as splicing goes. (I may add missing ones eventually)
FE1
FE2

FE3 Book 1 and 2

FE4 Both Generations

FE5

FE6

FE7

FE8

FE8 Prototypes
Seeing as how these are prototype portraits they may not be the best for referencing. (Though, as far as I can see they aren't that bad).

Misc.

Tutorials


Recoloring: The Eraser Method by Maklo (Image)

Spoiler (Basic Splicing Tutorial by Maklo)

Lord Glenn's Custom Icon Tutorials v1.0 & v2.0

Seph1212's Blinking Frames Tutorial (Video)

Primefusion's Mapping Tutorial Part 1

Luminescent Blade's Advanced Splicing Tutorial

Luminescent Blade's Advanced Splicing Tutorial (Dropbox Version)

Posting your images

If you want to get advice on your sprites, it would be a good idea to post them on this forum. You could just attach your files to the post, but it would be tedious for viewers to look at your sprites, so they probably won't even bother. This is why we use image uploading sites. When you upload an image to an image uploading site it will give you a link to your image. You can then put this link in between IMG tags so that your image will be viewable within your post.

List of Image Uploading sites (They are all free unless otherwise stated).

Photobucket:
You will need to make an account for this one. Make sure to save your finished sprites as PNGs before uploading them to photobucket. Otherwise they will be JPEG'd.

Imageshack:
As far as I know you don't need to make an account for this site, but I think your images will be removed after some time. *This needs to be confirmed*

Dropbox:
This one is probably the easiest to use. You will need to make an account for this one. I don't use it for uploading sprites as last time I tried it JPEG'd my sprites even though they were PNGs. I didn't look into it much though so its possible I did something wrong. Nevertheless, I recommend this site anyways because its convient for quickly backing up files.

Gyazo:
Real simple. You just start up the program, click and drag your mouse over your sprite and it will give you a link to use. No account needed.

Min.us:
An account is optional for this site. It's seems pretty easy to use. You just have to drag and drop the file you want uploaded onto your browser.

Imgur:
Another optional account site. Simple easy to use. More or less works the same as Min.us.


*Feel free to suggest anything that is not there. Just post the name of the site and a short description.*

Links of Potential Interest


FESS Spriting Resources
Spriting Dictionary

Contributors


Maklo
-Recoloring: Eraser Method
-Basic Splicing Tutorial

Lord Glenn
-Custom Icon Tutorial v1.0
-Custom Icon Tutorial v2.0

Seph1212
-Blinking Frames Tutorial

Primefusion
-Mapping Tutorial Part 1

Luminescent Blade
-Advanced Splicing Tutorial

*Credits for the mugs are mentioned on their respective pages.

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As a side note: If you would like to contribute something just post it or PM me.

Credit will be given for any contributions, of course.

Suggestions, contributions and comments are welcome.

Edited by Maklo, 22 June 2011 - 10:15 AM.


#2 Kitsu

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

A note on imageshack: they've recently made it so, unless you have an account, your image will not be viewable on all sites. I don't know if they've since removed this policy (it was enacted earlier this year), though. Also, imageshack images aren't removed after a certain amount of time, but they are removed if the image is inactive for a certain amount of time... I think...

I use min.us. No account is needed, and its links work everywhere. Note, however, that, unlike imageshack, min.us will not automatically convert .tiffs to .pngs (if you use those).

Edited by Sploder, 06 May 2011 - 01:33 PM.


#3 Joerachi

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:41 PM

Also, Gyazo works for posting WIPs. You can post and upload a WIP in like, 10 seconds via Gyazo. You wouldn't have any access to it from then, unless you download your own picture.

#4 Kitsu

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:32 AM

Oh yeah, imgur.com is another free image-hosting site I've used now and again. No account needed.

#5 eclipse

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:48 AM

Oh yeah, imgur.com is another free image-hosting site I've used now and again. No account needed.


imgur has the option to allow account creation, and that's what I use.

It's also good if you have a lot of pictures to upload at once.

#6 Astelaine

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:17 AM

Customing tutorials by Asvel! (Unfortunately, I don't know where to contact this person, so if anyone objects I will remove these images.)

Spoiler ()


Spoiler ()


Sadly I haven't found a larger version of the second one.

#7 Lord Glenn

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

Not sure how I missed this being pinned.

Spoiler (Custom Icon Tutorial v1.0)


Spoiler (Custom Icon Tutorial v2.0)


Both tutorials, copied in their entirety and spoiler'd.

Also, though some of the material is covered here, the Spriting Resources thread from FESS might also be useful to link to, since it possibly has some information that isn't available here.

#8 Kitsu

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:02 PM

On the Spriters Resource, they have this little space called the Spriters Dictionary, which contains some helpful definitions, tutorials, and tips. It's a bit more general than what many here would need, but you never know if you might learn something useful from it.
http://www.spriters-...d.php?tid=13868

#9 I have opinions

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:49 PM

doop


Edited by I have opinions, 29 July 2013 - 08:59 AM.


#10 CT075

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:50 PM

mouth frames?

#11 Aeothos

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:15 PM

^ I could make one of those. You looking for an image or a vid?

#12 CT075

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:51 AM

Doesn't matter much.

#13 eclipse

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:54 AM

I could probably go on forever. . .but I'll start with something that shouldn't take too long to explain.

How to make your own palette.

#14 I have opinions

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:17 AM

How to make your own palette.


Oh, well, there's no real way to explain how to do that. You just make your own colors using the color editor in paint (Or whatever program you use for spriting/art/whateves). Of course, having a good knowledge of color theory and which colors/shades looks good will really help. Only way to really get good at that is to practice making your own colors, and comparing them to existing FE colors (Probably 7, most of 8's are too saturated.), unless you're not trying to go for FE colors, in which case, just compare to whatever game's colors you're going for.

Just takes practice.

Edited by seph1212, 01 June 2011 - 07:17 AM.


#15 Hamlet

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:07 PM

Oh, well, there's no real way to explain how to do that. You just make your own colors using the color editor in paint (Or whatever program you use for spriting/art/whateves). Of course, having a good knowledge of color theory and which colors/shades looks good will really help. Only way to really get good at that is to practice making your own colors, and comparing them to existing FE colors (Probably 7, most of 8's are too saturated.), unless you're not trying to go for FE colors, in which case, just compare to whatever game's colors you're going for.

Just takes practice.

It also helps for custom pallettes is just starting with FE colors and editing them slightly.

#16 Primefusion

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:59 PM

Finally got around to fixing a few things for the mapping tutorial so here it is:

A general mapping tutorial meant to help steer people in the right direction.


Part I: The Great Outdoors

Spoiler (Introduction)


Spoiler (Exhibit A: Tile Spam)


Spoiler (Exhibit B: Roads)


Spoiler (Exhibit C: Mountains)


Spoiler (Exhibit D: Forests)


Spoiler (Exhibit E: Empty Space)


Spoiler (References:)


Spoiler (Conclusion:)


Part II will have to wait I guess. It seems I've hit the image limit for a post.

For now, here's a link: Part II: To the Castle!

Edited by Primefusion, 26 June 2011 - 02:01 AM.


#17 Thor Odinson

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:25 PM

I dunno if this should be used for beginners, but...

For Photoshop users. Those of us who don't have MS Paint. This should work for Gimp as well provide that it has the Index Colors option. I dunno though, I never used Gimp. It refuses to run on my computer.

The Photoshop/possibly Gimp Tutorial of slightly more complex splicing than putting A's head on B's shoulder

Edited by Luminescent Blade, 21 June 2011 - 09:39 PM.


#18 Aeothos

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:36 PM

Yo' link's BROKE.

#19 Thor Odinson

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

Whaaaaat

gyazo the message. 'm using googledocs to host a pdf file and it's working fine for me D:

Bah. I can't see issues with it. If anyone has similar issues I'll host it on Dropbox or something but I dunno if you can view the PDF in browser, then.

Edit: Dropbox link wheee Ah what the hell here's the dropbox version anyway. Apparently no in-browser viewing but oh well

It's kinda shitty anyway

Edited by Luminescent Blade, 21 June 2011 - 09:44 PM.


#20 Aeothos

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:55 PM

That...doesn't work for me, either. ; n ;




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