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photoshop mspa sprite tutorial by windbladeicepuppy photoshop mspa sprite tutorial by windbladeicepuppy
I like to work with Kanaya or Karkat's sprites, because they don't have anything obscuring their faces, but also because they're good "basic" male and female models.

I always work on separate layers, this way it's easier to correct a mistake, should I make one.

Modifying the facial features makes each sprite look unique. This way, the end result looks a little bit less like a "slightly modified Kanaya". In this case, the character was a ghost, which justified the white eyes. I worked with a sketch reference picture, which also lacked a symbol on the front of the dress.

For the legs, I'll sometimes grab a different set from another character. It's faster than making my own, and looks more true to the source material. Here, I took Rose's skirt and legs, put them in place by setting the layer as transparent, then modified them with the pencil tool.

The last two steps is how I get them to look transparent as a PNG, by setting the background layer as a new layer, then deleting the white that surrounds the sprite.

And there you go! Homestuck fantroll sprite!

Trolls and homestuck and base sprites all belong to one Andrew Hussie. Sablier is not my character either.
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HaileyCrafted Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i usually us ms paint the easy way to edit is mix my fav canon characters hairs to create it
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:iconwindbladeicepuppy:
I prefer customizing my own characters' hairstyles, personally.
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HaileyCrafted Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hairstyle sometimes is easy with ms paint :O
i know i like mspaint but not photoshop or they will think i edit the reallife view....
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:iconwindbladeicepuppy:
Well, photoshop is not just for editing pictures, I doubt anyone would care.
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HaileyCrafted Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ok
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BadgerQWERT Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, that's awesome.
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:iconwindbladeicepuppy:
Thanks! I like helping others.
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FlutterPieBelarus Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Veryy good but i unfortunaly don't have photoshop, i hand draw it or work in MS paint
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MaybeIdid Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gimp is what i'm using for my fanadventure. It's free and has all you need for spriting :> If you need help with any spriting i'll gladly help, i find it fun.
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FlutterPieBelarus Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] this was myfirst attempt, just a Karkat sprite edit that i took rose's lips and made some horns up (i didnt take one of gamzee's i sahped them both myself, the description in't great i have more to add))
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