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Software for pixel artists?

:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So for the past year & a half, I've been experimenting with a pixel style and animating with it. Now, I want to branch out, try some new software and perhaps some more complex animations.
At the moment, I can't do anything much harder than this;


Currently, I use Adobe PhotoShop Elements 9.
It's a good software in my view, but the process of animating with it is quite difficult :hmm:
I've never tried any other software for pixels besides MS Paint (which doesn't really support animations)

Does anyone know of a good software for pixel artists? Preferably internet or free download, but I'm open to all suggestions.
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:iconiphonerepairs:
iphonerepairs Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I have always used Paint Shop Pro and Animation Shop.
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gimp !
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of people have recommended that :)
Personally, I can't figure out how to work it ^^;
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not even in PS ?
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What, GIMP? Not at all :o
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I still suggest Animaki, especially if you want to make more complex animations. :)
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been experimenting with Animaki, and I really love it. The skeleton feature is awesome :D
Thanks for sending me the link :)
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesum. :D
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:iconskyfire2008:
SkyFire2008 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Allegro sprite editor.
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems interesting. I'll have a proper go with it tonight
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:iconanxlety:
ANXlETY Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fire alpaca is a great program, its free too, you should check it out sometime!
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'll definitely try it :D
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:iconanxlety:
ANXlETY Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, I hope it helps :)
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GIMP.

I have Fireworks somewhere, but I can't find it. :shakefist: I prefer Fireworks, too. In fact, I made all three of my emoticon DDs with Fireworks. The first two were with the vector tools (I know, vector tools for regular sized emoticons? :iconlegaspplz:), and my latest DD was solely with the pencil tool.
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Tsunoflare Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Animating with GIMP is hell as far as I remember. :s
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know. But it's better than nothing.
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Animaki is free and not hell to animate with.
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I downloaded GIMP last night and tried to use it, but...what the hell? Why is their smallest brush so goddam big? :grump:
Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place though, I dunno

I'll have a look for Fireworks, thanks for the tip :)
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The smallest brush is one pixel; I've done pixel art with it. :B

And you're welcome. Fireworks is made by Adobe now.
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Operia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? The smallest I found is something like 3 pixels :o

I may need to look at it again :P
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:iconroos-skywalker:
Roos-Skywalker Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if it is not free but I can give you a license? :evileyes:
No spam, hack or other shit. :shakefish:
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends. What kind of software are you talking?
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:iconroos-skywalker:
Roos-Skywalker Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About GIF Movie Gear. Name says enough.
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you could get it for me, then I'd be keen :D
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:iconroos-skywalker:
Roos-Skywalker Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will ask my dad for the serial key.
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet :eyes:
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:iconekkoberry:
Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
get a tablet >:c
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That does not fall under "free" :stare:
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:iconekkoberry:
Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
shhh ok
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I just can't afford it :'(
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oeur Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Try GIMP.
It has a pixel tool (just size down to 1.) And you can animate with it in the program itself by exporting as a gif file! Here's the download:
[link]
I use it almost all the time, so I suggest you try it.
It's free forever, and internet download meets your criteria, as you said.
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A few of my other friends have mentioned Gimp, but I've never really tried it. I'll definitely give it a go :D
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:iconoeur:
oeur Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's good! I particularly suggested it because of its simple, but effective tools and instructions. Hope when you try it you stick to it~
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll probably still use PS, but I might as well give Gimp a go
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:iconoeur:
oeur Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Good!
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