What program is best for making customized sprites?

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    kuro.ji Villager Member

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    What program is best for making customized sprites? I am planning to make some custom sprites just for practicing or for fun. Is MS Paint okay? Photoshop? GIMP?
     
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    No, not MS Paint. It doesn't allow transparency, and you need that for sprites.


    Paint.net has a fairly similar interface, is easy to use, and is free.


    GIMP is also free, but more complex, thus a little harder to learn.


    Photoshop is used by many and is even more complex, but is not free.
     
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    Graphics Gale probably. It's free and the whole thing is set up around animation. Working with the layers can get a bit tricky but it has them which is nice. I think it's pixel only though, but that's usually how sprites are done so it shouldn't be a problem unless you're making more sprites to go with the Rural Farm pack.
     
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