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Art:Helpful art tutorials and resources

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Contents

Avatar and Art Tutorials

Egg Rendering and Creation Tips and Tutorials

  • Egg_Design - Links to past contest threads, rendered and flat entries.

2014 and newer tutorials:

Older tutorials: These instructions may not work with the current software versions, but contain great tips!

Flag/Banner Design Tips

Island Design

Other Art-Related Tutorials and Tips

Other Useful Arty Links

Art Programs and Resources

Free

  • Apophysis - Freeware fractal flame editor for Windows
  • Artpad - Free web-based drawing application
  • ArtRage 2 Starter Edition - Free version of ArtRage, a painting and drawing program with tools that mimic real-life art materials
  • Artweaver Free - Image creation/manipulation software
  • Autodesk - programs include Mudbox (digital sculpting), Maya, and 3Ds Max. Can be used to create and render 3d objects and animations (Free versions are available to eligible students only)
  • Blender - open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation
  • Blingee - Add glitter effects and animations to images (using site is free, but payment is required to remove the site's logo from the bottom corner of the finished image)
  • Daz3d - 3d figure creation and animation tool
  • DrawPlus SE - Free graphic design and drawing software that can be used to create vector graphic images, bitmap graphics and web animations
  • Gickr - Create free .gif animations from uploaded still images
  • Gif optimizer - For shrinking the filesize of .gif animations (handy for avatars)
  • GIMP - Free image manipulation software with capabilities similar to Photoshop
  • Inkscape - Open Source vector graphics editor
  • LiveBrush Lite - Very nice line smoothing tools to draw with
  • Microsoft Photo Editor - Part of older versions of windows, handy for making backgrounds transparent
  • Online Image Editor - Handy online editor that can be used to add simple animations and effects to avatars, resize/crop .gifs without losing your animation, optimise .gif animations and more
  • Paint.Net - Free image creation/manipulation software
  • Sumo Paint - Free web-based art software with a host of useful tools
  • Terragen - realistic 3d scenery rendering program
  • Povray - High-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux
  • Wood Workshop - Creates seamless wood textures
  • Yohoho Tools - Puzzle Pirate's scene editor; can be used to make islands, or any other scene from the game

Available to Buy

  • ArtRage 3 - Painting and drawing program with tools that mimic real-life art materials
  • Artweaver Plus - Image creation software with more features than Artweaver Free (the free version)
  • Autodesk - programs include Mudbox (digital sculpting), Maya, and 3Ds Max. Can be used to create and render 3d objects and animations
  • Blingee - Add glitter effects and animations to images (using site is free, but payment is required to remove the site's logo from the bottom corner of the finished image)
  • Bryce - 3D modeling, rendering and animation program specializing in fractal landscapes
  • Corel Painter - Can create very realistic painting brush strokes
  • DrawPlus 8 - Graphic design and drawing software that enables you to create vector graphic images, bitmap graphics and web animations; Has more features than DrawPlus SE (the free version)
  • Flash - Professional Flash animation software by Adobe
  • Illustrator - Professional vector graphics design software by Adobe
  • Lightwave 3D - modelling, animation and rendering software
  • LiveBrush - Very nice line smoothing tools to draw with, more features than LiveBrush Lite (the free version)
  • openCanvas - paint software that enables you to record and playback your drawing process to share with other users in the openCanvas user community
  • Paint Tool SAI - Similar to GIMP; has a nice watercolour tool
  • Photoshop - Professional image editing software by Adobe
  • Photoshop Elements - Professional image editing software by Adobe
  • Pixologic Zbrush - intuitive digital 3d sculpting
  • Poser - 3D rendering and animation software program optimized for models that depict the human figure in three-dimensional form, mostly used to pose and animate the figures in a similar way as a mannequin.

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