Hello ~ Mind to tell me some free tilemaking softwares?

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Hello! I am a pixel artist and I have been "spriting" all of my resources thusfar... except for my tilesets. Doing tilesets in MS Paint have proven very hard and I do have FireAlpaca, but that isn't a very "pixel-oriented" service.

Does anybody know any free tileset creating softwares that could help me with this problem? I am tight on a budget right now for food and such, so, free is the only way to go right now!

Thank you for your consideration~!  :guffaw:  

Sorry if this is in the wrong area, I'm still getting used to this place.
 

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I need to know to! I really want to make my own stuff so i can sell the game.
 

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I need to know to! I really want to make my own stuff so i can sell the game.
I'm doing mine for school.

It's voluntary, but if I win 1st prize in the art convention...

well, I get lots of dinner money~!
 

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I'm doing mine for school.

It's voluntary, but if I win 1st prize in the art convention...

well, I get lots of dinner money~!
Yeah i hear ya i dont wanna be handed the graphics i wanna make em!
 

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Yeah i hear ya i dont wanna be handed the graphics i wanna make em!
Exactly.

Now, I am using a tileset at the moment, just to show where the items will be, but I will replace it veeeerryyyy soon. Just gotta find that perfect software.
 

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Basically most people use GIMP (or photoshop, but that is not free)


There are no specific "wonder-programs" for tileset construction, you'll need a program that can create and display a grid of guides - that's all.
 

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Paint.NET works as well. It's also FREE.


Any program with layers will probably do wonders for you!
 

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There's an older, unsupported version of Pyxel Edit you can download from their site for free.  It's hidden at the bottom of their Get page.  It's a bit buggy and you can't cut and paste anything but it makes it a whole lot easier to draw seamless tiles than most programs out there.
 
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Moving to Program and Utility Discussion


Photoshop is the tool I think that is used the most. GIMP and Paint.NET are free (Paint.NET has an interface similar to Paint and I find it easier to use than GIMP simply because there aren't so many confusing choices, but it can be a bit limited in some areas).


Basically, anything that supports these things should be okay:


- multiple layers


- transparency


- visible grid
 

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