I really appreciate these blogs. Turns out I never did have a full grasp of ! and $. This is greatly increasing my 'got it right' the first times and decreasing my 'gotta tweak it a little more' times. Thank you.
ETA: If you're taking requests for ideas for new tutorials, I think one similar to this but directed to the tilesheets would be great. I just recently learned by trial and error that you can't just copy and paste willy-nilly to any sheet and expect things to appear as you thought. For instance, Tile 0 of Tileset B erases what's underneath, but another tile, even if empty, won't do that (and maybe I don't even have that right). And it will only erase tiles of B, C, D, E, but not A. Otherwise it will superimpose itself (got to do with layers I suspect). Anyway, you see my point? I can't be the only non-artist out here who could stand to learn the rules of the tilesets. Just a suggestion. I truly do appreciate these short but sweet and so informative tutorials.
Hey @Pharonix, just wondering what you're up to lately and if you've had an opportunity to check out the LTBS thread in the past few days...(a couple of us could really use your expertise). Hope you are well and Happy Thanksgiving!