The BeadSprites Forum
Welcome to the Beadsprite Forum, a place to show off, share, and comment on pixelized bead sprite creations.
 
Log in to check your private messages

Log in  Register


Profile  Search  Memberlist  FAQ  Usergroups
resizing and not losing too much detail

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    The BeadSprites Forum Forum Index -> Help
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dreemsofdark
Lvl. 1
Lvl. 1


Joined: 02 May 2008
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:37 am    Post subject: resizing and not losing too much detail Reply with quote

Hello,

I am new to this, I just found out about bead sprites today and I have already made a Link and a Tanooki Mario (I will post them when I get a chance)

What I REALLY want to be able to do is make my sprites either 3x3" or less because I Really want to make keychains for my friends and their birthdays and Christmas and such things.

However, my Tanooki Mario is about 5 inches wide, and my Link is just over 3" in width, and he does look quite big.

Are there any suggestions? I go into Photoshop and I use indexed color and I size my image down and then zoom in to see the pixels, and when I look at the far away picture, it gets to looking distorted. I have been trying with Chun Li from Street Fighters, and Also with Toejam from Toejam and Earl.

Now with Chun Li, I think she's way too colored to be able to make her small, but as for Toejam I just can't seem to get it right. Can anyone help me? Thank you!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DoctorOctoroc
Lvl. 7
Lvl. 7


Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 712
Location: Philly

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are mini-beads that Hama makes. You wont find as good a color selection (if you find the beads at all) but they are less than half the size of the regular sized beads (often called midi beads). Also, make sure you have a pair of thin tipped tweezers handy, you're gonna need them...and patience, lots of it. Also, they are just as tall so make sure you lay them out VERY carefully on a flat, solid surface.

Resizing sprites is kind of tricky, since the resolution is super low already. Your best option, while still using the regular sized beads, is to try your hand at some custom spriting. If you got a sprite in mind, post it here and I'll do up a quick example of how I edit it. I use Photoshop, but you can use any program to do it the way I'll show you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    The BeadSprites Forum Forum Index -> Help All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

phpBB "skin" by DewChugr


© 2007-2008 Informe.com. Get Free Forum Hosting
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
 ::