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Graphics for a browser-based web game

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Hello,

I'm having in mind of making a browser-based web game. I'm not a graphics designer or an artist, but I can draw. Most of the graphics in the game will be static images and may be some animated gifs. What I'm not sure is how to connect what I draw on the paper to what we see in the game. I have a feeling that it's not just scanning what I drew, but something else. But not sure what.

Thanks,
Yurich
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If you have Adobe Illustrator you can scan your drawings and trace them - provided they are nice clean line drawings, that will turn your lines into vector pahts, which you can then colour in, and otherwise manipulate.

In Illustrator, go to Object - Live Trace.

Or you can trace them manually with the pen tool in either Photoshop or Illustrator.

Hope this helps!

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hmm. thanks.

I don't have Adobe Illustrator, but I have Photoshop. Is there any tutorial how to transfer a drawing into a computer-ready format?
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Try this:

http://www.graphics.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=590

It's an explanation how to trace a sketch by hand with the pen tool in  Photoshop.

There is also a 30 day free trial of Illustrator available for download: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

That would enable you to use the automated trace option, might be worth downloading the trial version if it's only a few sketches you need to transfer.

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Hello,
Yes it's helpful, but looks like a very tedious task. Automated tracing might be a lot of help, but I'll need to scan more than a few sketches and the price of the software is a bit over my current budget for this project...

Thank you,
Yurich

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Yes, it is quite tedious and work intensive, which is why Illustrator's automatic tracing is such a cool feature.

I am not too familiar with freeware or other cheaper graphics software packages, but I would assume that this is a fairly advanced feature which only comes with high end software like Illustrator.

Perhaps someone else has a suggestion?

Hey, you live in NZ? Me to. Wondering if I can offer some help with this - are we allowed to do that over Expert Xchange? - if you want to pop me an email  - asni@asni.net

:D

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