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auraPhoenix
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Here I'll post some spriting guides created by our members for those who would like to learn how to sprite.

July 18, 2012 at 2:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

auraPhoenix
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Posts: 37

Recoloring Guide
Made by Rose

Rose's Tips:
If you want to give a Pokemon certain colors, but don't want to find a Pokemon with them, create them yourself and remember this: Lum = How dark and light the shades of your color are. The higher the number, the lighter the color. The lower the number, the darker. This could help you make your colors more exact, if that's your kind of thing.

July 18, 2012 at 2:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

auraPhoenix
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Posts: 37

Splicing Guide
Made by Elkari

Splicing is when you take the parts of one Pokemon and put them on another. Many splices use more than one Pokemon's parts, such as Ambipom's tails, Pikachu's ears, and Togekiss's wings on an Ampharos. Splicing is simple, though there are many ways to go about it.

1. Take all of the Pokemon you are going to use. Decide which one to use as the base.
2. Copy and paste the parts of each Pokemon into one area.
3. Erase anything you are going to add new parts to that are required. [Ex.: Erase Ampharos's arms and replace them with Togekiss's wings.]
4. When you are done with pasting the parts on erase what you didn't use and recolor the splice. [See Recolor Guide.]
5. Save the splice as PNG or it's quality gets horribly messed up.

July 18, 2012 at 2:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

auraPhoenix
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Posts: 37

Scratched Pokemon Guide
Made by Elkari

First, take the black from your "paint pallet" and draw an outline for the head. Make sure it's the right shape; perfect any imperfections. Do the same with the body and everything else on your sprite.

Decide on your colors: Usually you'll want to take colors from different Pokemon, like Pikachu's yellow or Umbreon's black. You don't have to use all of the same colors of the Pokemon you are borrowing from. You can even make your own. Mix and match!

Add facial features and anything else you want; color it in with its second or first lightest color on the main-body-color-pallet. [i.e: If you want it to be black, use the lightest shade for fur or second lightest for scaly-ish textures.] Add shading where it seems right. Light comes down from the top left of the screen. If the Pokemon is scaly-ish, use the lightest shade of the Pokemon's main color to add shinyness.

Hurray! You've created a sprite from scratch.

July 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

auraPhoenix
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Posts: 37

Chao Spriting Guide
Made by Elkari

July 18, 2012 at 3:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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