Graphics Software

Ready to put some graphics and art into your game! Most excellent! We have so many graphics and art resources listed here, just for you!

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Create Your Own Graphics

Here are two lists of paid and free graphics software for you to use. Check them out and then decided which is best for you!

Pay for Graphics Software

Sometimes, it’s just better to get the paid for software. If you can afford it. Paid for graphics software typically has a more responsive support team, more tutorials available, and if you ever need to do work for someone, the paid for software is universal across many companies. Check out the list.

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Adobe

Adobe has several pieces of graphics software, from sketching to photo edits and websites to video editing Adobe has just about everything you need. Adobe offers several software packages as a subscription. Check them out to see what would be the best package for you. Below is a list with a short description of all of Adobe’s different pieces of software.

 

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    • Photoshop – Image editing and compositing. Great for concept sketching with a Wacom tablet, as well.
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    • Lightroom – Digital photo processing and editing
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    • Illustrator – Vector graphics and illustrations. Great for logos, or images that will need to be resized for print.
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    • InDesign – Page design and layout for print and digital publishing. Great for creating printed newsletters, marketing and interactive PDFs and eBooks.
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    • Adobe Premiere Pro – Great for cutting video footage together and lining up audio for the video.
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    • After Effects –  Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics. Great for adding effects to animations and cinema footage for cutscenes.
    • Project Felix – Easy 2D and 3D compositing for photo-realistic images
    • Dreamweaver – Design and develop modern, responsive websites
    • Muse – Design and publish websites without writing code
    • Acrobat Pro – Create, edit and sign PDF documents and forms. Great for contracts.
    • Animate (previously Flash) – Interactive animations for multiple platforms
    • Audition – Audio recording, mixing, and restoration. Great for compiling audio clips for in-game music.
    • Bridge – Centralize your creative assets.
    • Media Encoder – Quickly output video files t virtually any screen. Great for re-rendering videos for YouTube or other formats.
    • Fuse (Beta) – Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects. You can also use these 3D characters for your games.
    • Flash Builder – IDE for coding Flash apps and mobile device packaging
    • InCopy – Collaborate with copywriters and editors.
    • Prelude – Metadata ingest, logging and rough cuts
    • Spark – Easily create and share impactful visual stories – in minutes
    • Scout – Profile Flash games on web and devices
    • Story Plus – Collaborative screenwriting, reporting, and scheduling tools

 

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Autodesk Sketchbook – Sketching and Concepts

The SketchBook® drawing app is made for creative professionals, aspiring artists, and anyone who draws every day. The app is available for almost every platform and device.

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Painter – Sketching and Concepts

Advance your digital art style with painted textures, subtle glazing brushwork, interactive gradients and realistic Natural-Media® in Painter® 2017. Easily transition from traditional to digital art with thick oils, dripping watercolors, and many other texture-filled strokes. Explore workflow layouts like illustration, fine art, concept, manga and photo art with specialized tools for each style. Welcome to the world’s most expressive digital art software that’s changing what”s possible in art.\r\n\r\nArtRage\r\n

ArtRage – Sketching and Concepts

Natural painting tools and powerful utilities for everyone from Pros to Beginners.

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Spriter – 2D Animation

Spriter enables the “modular” method of creating silky-smooth animations where key-frames are constructed from small, re-useable images (such as body parts). This method of animating offers many benefits for several aspects of a game’s development and for the finished product.


Free Graphic Software

Free software is great for when you are starting out and have no money to spend on software. Check out the list below for some free graphics software.gimp

Gimp

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.

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PIXLR

Make every moment beautiful with our family of photo editing apps.

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Krita

Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.


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