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Post by Lupin[lvl] » Fri Jul 05, 2002 10:40 pm

::Updated 20th of January 2003::
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Image Editors

Photoshop:
http://www.adobe.com/
A 30-Day evaluation copy can be found at the company site. Photoshop is probably the most widely used image editing program. Extensive, powerful and a wide range of filters keep Photoshop at the top of the pile.

Photoshop Elements:
http://www.adobe.com/
A photoshop for the masses! Photoshop Elements provides the ease of use for hobbyists and the high-end power of Photoshop in a package 1/6 the cost of its bigger brother.

Illustrator:
http://www.adobe.com/
Illustrator is a program that many people in the Dreamcast / Online Art field don't need. It is a program that completely deals with vector shapes and thus is used for print and other more 'traditionial' art.

GIMP:
http://www.gimp.org/
Gimp is a free open source image editing program, which means it has a huge ammount of free filters. It is very powerful and should not be looked over in favour of Paintshop Pro or Photoshop just because it is free, as it is just as competent.

Paintshop Pro:
http://www.jasc.com/
A 30-Day evaluation copy of Paintshop Pro can be found at the company site. Paintshop Pro is not as extensive or comprehensive as Photoshop or GIMP, but is by no means a bad program. It is very efficent and I find it compresses images better than Photoshop.

PhotoStudio:
http://www.arcsoft.com/
PhotoStudio is an excellent light graphics editing program for casual editing.

3D Graphics Programs

3D Studio Max:
http://www.3dmax.com/
3D Studio Max is the most popular 3D graphics program. Its very powerful, and in turn needs a decent PC to run. It can be daunting through its multitude of abilities it has, but with some good tutorials and help it isnt difficult to get started. It costs thousands though, so unless your rich it might not be possible to own.

g max:
http://www.discreet.com/products/gmax/
g max is a free stripped down version of 3D Studio Max, primarily for low polygon modelling it was made Discreet to become a popular games development medium.

Maya 3D:
http://www.aliaswavefront.com
Many people find Maya 3D to be on par with 3D Studio Max, it is a finer organic modeller. Both have their strong points. There is a Personal Learning Edition for $5 for beginners who would like to use the program, which is extremely beneficial to anyone who cant afford the Complete at $2000, or Unlimited at $7000.

Terragen
http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/
A free alternative to the choices above. As the title indicates, it only generates landscapes, but rather well for the price. Free Thanks Goldberg

Resources

Photoshop Resources:
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/
http://www.pslover.com/
http://www.designsbymark.com/
http://www.steeldolphin.com/
http://www.stewartstudio.com/
http://www.teamphotoshop.com/
http://www.rainworld.com/
http://www.photoshopcafe.com/
http://www.deepspaceweb.com/
http://robouk.mchost.com/
http://www.mccannas.com/pshop/photosh0.htm
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/des ... rial1.html
http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/

GIMP Resources:
http://sourceforge.net/ You'll have to search under GIMP
http://ipxplugins.sourceforge.net/
http://registry.gimp.org/index.jsp
http://www.vic.uklinux.net/software/gimp/plugins.html
http://the.sunnyspot.org/gimp/plugins.html
Sites with plug_in previews using the same PIC:
http://www.xach.com/gimp/previews/cubism.html
http://www.infotech.tu-chemnitz.de/~nt/ ... torts.html

Fonts:
http://www.1001fonts.com/
http://www.1001freefonts.com/
http://www.acidfonts.com/
http://www.fontfreak.com/
http://www.fontfile.com/
http://www.adobe.com/type/main.html
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/
http://www.asiasoft.com/ <-- japanese and chinese fonts
http://www.will-harris.com/
http://www.myfonts.com/
http://www.aerotypecatalog.com/

Stock Photos:
http://stock.d2.hu/
http://www.animeinn.com/
http://images.google.com/

For Mac users wary of installing (or unable to run X) XFree86 there's also GraphicConverter:
http://lemkesoft.com/us_index.html

Dreamcast Art
Neongenesis's PSP file of a DC logo with a transparent background

3D-Related Links
http://www.3dlinks.com/

"Wagh's" Big O' List of Tutorials for Photoshop
http://www.phong.com
http://www.designsbymark.com
http://www.wastedyouth.org
http://www.eyeball-design.com/
http://misery.subnet.at/
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/
http://www.deepspaceweb.com/
http://www.dsigning.com/
http://www.photoshop-cafe.com/
http://www.3dcafe.com/
http://www.deviantart.com/
http://www.rainworld.com/
http://gurus.onlinedesignschool.com/
http://www.gliebster.com/
http://www.thinkdan.com/
http://www.photoshopclub.com/
http://www.gizmographix.de/gizmospage/
http://www.teamphotoshop.com/
http://www.aqa-d.se/
http://www.screaming-art.com/
http://www.dreaminfinity.com/
http://www.rainworld.com/oe_99/forge/ps ... frame.html
http://www.phong.com/
http://www.planetphotoshop.com/tutorials.html
http://www.poidesign.com/
http://www.pragt.net/
http://www.webreference.com/graphics/
http://www.psionic.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
http://www.rainworld.com/oe_99/forge/ps ... frame.html
http://www.raestudios.com/
http://www.rainworld.com/
http://www.renderosity.com/tutorial.ez? ... =990025582
http://books.je-ideadesign.com/viewlets/psresources.htm
http://robouk.gdesign.nl/index.php3
http://www.russellbrown.com/
http://www.afn.org/~afn07395/Seamlesstu ... esstut.htm
http://www.creativepro.com/story/featur ... tToday=1-1
http://www.shortcutcentral.com/
http://www.sketchpad.net/photoshp.htm
http://learn.smartplanet.com/educate/sm ... ourse=SPBW
http://webdeveloper.com/html/html_table_splicing.html
http://www.spoono.com/
http://www.webslave.dircon.co.uk/photoshop/
http://www.stewartstudio.com/tips/phototip.htm
http://strider-web.virtualave.net/
http://www.netcolony.com/arts/d5uga/Pshop/tuts.htm
http://www.abusinessresource.com/Busine ... c11572.abr
http://www.wetzelandcompany.com/MonthlyTipB.html
http://thetechnozone.com/macbuyersguide ... shop6.html
http://www.thinkdan.com/
http://www.sev.com.au/dtpzone/phtips.asp
http://members.tripod.com/~rddesign/prof.html
http://www.teamphotoshop.com/
http://graphicssoft.about.com/compute/g ... hoptools6/
http://www.trainingtools.com/online/pho ... /index.htm
http://www.tutorialfind.com/tutorials/
http://www.somethingleet.com/tuts/
http://www.intelinfo.com/newly_research ... rials.html
http://twh.telefragged.com/
http://www.benwillmore.com/ultimateguide/
http://umojan99.tripod.com/photoshop.htm
http://www.zdnet.com/devhead/stories/ar ... 74,00.html
http://users.iafrica.com/c/cu/cubic/vers/
http://virtualdesign.tk
http://www.wacom.com/index2.cfm
http://www.wastedyouth.org/
http://www.webclass-101.com/photoshop6.shtml
http://wdvl.com/Authoring/Graphics/Tool ... p/toc.html
http://www.webgraphicscenter.com/
http://webreference.com/graphics/column36/
http://www.webmasterbase.com/
http://www.webslave.dircon.co.uk/photoshop/index.html
http://www.wetzelandcompany.com/
http://www.zeroplace.com/
http://www.geocities.com/vitseeus/photoshop_recipes.htm
http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutphotoshop.asp
http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/ ... r_edge.htm
http://www.actionfx.com/
http://www.adobeevangelists.com/
http://www.adobe.com/webstudio/photosho ... /main.html
http://www.adobe.com/products/tips/photoshop.html
http://www.geo.utexas.edu/output/photoshop.html
http://development.alpha-project.net/tutorials.html
http://www.aqa-d.se/
http://ard.virtualave.net/frame.htm
http://www.veraldar.net/ari/
http://webreference.com/graphics/column36/
http://www.bizark.com/
http://www.bluesfear.com/
http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/sof ... anner.html
http://www.candeekis.com/alltutorials.html
http://www.cbtcafe.com/photoshop/
http://builder.cnet.com/webbuilding/0-7370.html
http://builder.cnet.com/webbuilding/0-3 ... 263-1.html
http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/2d/
http://www.cyberinkdesign.com/tutor.htm
http://www.seqbits.nl/cynetic/
http://www.dacort.com/tutorials.html
http://www.dalinise.com/
http://www.darkerimaging.com/default.htm
http://2achievesuccess.com/david/
http://www.multimania.com/harvestr/logos/davtut.htm
http://misery.subnet.at/
http://www.deepspaceweb.com/
http://www.designdojo.com/tutorials/photoshop-six.html
http://www.designsbymark.com/pstips/
http://www.dsigning.com/
http://www.deviantart.com/
http://www.digital-creativity.co.uk/
http://www.digitalmastery.com/ultimateguide/page10.html
http://www.digitalthread.com/
http://www.distortion.co.uk/freebies/tutorial.html
http://www.dreaminfinity.com/tutorials/ps.shtml
http://www.dsigning.com/
http://www.edevcafe.com/docs.php?type=tutorial&catid=24
http://www.elated.com/
http://www.zdjournals.com/ips/
http://www.geocities.com/nessele/
http://erk.free.fr/
http://www.espressographics.com/
http://www.evening.demon.co.uk/articles.html
http://www.exquisitedesign.com/
http://www.extremeflash.com/
http://www.extropia.com/
http://www.eyeball-design.com/page09.htm
http://www.eyewire.com/tips/photoshop/
http://www.firelily.com/
http://www.fotosoep.nl/
http://www.freegraphics.com/10_Tutorials/Photoshop/
http://www.codewarrioru.com/CodeWarriorU/
http://www.webspace.com.br/opus/web3.htm
http://www.opusartis.ppg.br/adobephotoshop.htm
http://geda-online.com/
http://www.gifart.com/graphictips5.shtml
http://gliebster.com/
http://www.2ginc.com/
http://www2.gograph.com/fusion/EN/Extra ... m?jmpfos=1
http://www.goranation.com/
http://books.je-ideadesign.com/viewlets/psresources.htm
http://graphic-designz.hypermart.net/
http://www.graphicspower.com/tutorials/tutsscript.htm
http://graphicssoft.about.com/library/t ... 6+Tutorial
http://wwwebmasters.net/tutorials/Photoshop/
http://graphix420.homestead.com/home.html
http://user.fundy.net/morris/redirect.h ... shop.shtml
http//www.grafx-design.com/tutorials.html
http://www.gurusnetwork.com/
http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~mr_jr/tutorials.htm
http://www.hyperpark.com/
http://www.icehousedesigns.com/tutorials/photoshop/e
http://the-internet-eye.com/HOWTO/default.htm
http://www.myjanee.com/jnetuts.htm
http://www.arraich.com/ps_intro.htm
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Way/9571/
http://jereme.gfxsites.net/
http://www.jlswebsource.com/tutorials.html
http://www.kitgraphics.com/tutorials.asp
http://pionet.net/~jzeman/tips/contents.html
http://www.lynda.com/ps6_preview/
http://www.multimania.com/harvestr/logos/
http://hexvector.lux.ms/
http://www.iboost.com/build/software/pshop/index.html
http://www.icehousedesigns.com/tutorials/photoshop/
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/htm ... ?tw=design
http://www.iservice.at/isset.html
http://www.itgraphics.com.au/tutorial/index.htm
http://www.visual-redemption.com/
http://mccannas.com/pshop/photosh0.htm
http://showcase.netins.net/web/wolf359/linkotip.htm
http://www.magicpixel.com.au/html/workwel.html
http://homepage.mac.com/markstrange1/ph ... index.html
http:/www.matrixvault.com/PW/CC/tutorials/index.shtml
http://www.sketchpad.net/
http://namekdesign.tk
http://www.photoshopuser.com/
http://www.neofrog.com/
http://www.netpedia.com/graphics/tips/
http://www.netweave.co.uk/
http://www.opticnurve.com/
http://orgcon.jlswebsource.com/tips.html
http://www.orionnetlinks.com/Photoshop/photoshop.asp
http://www.ozones.com/handson/
http://www.pageresource.com/
http://www.pagetutor.com/
http://www.pankpages.com/
http://www.piscespub.com/pcpp50.html
http://www.pixelpunk.8m.com/
http://www.netins.net/showcase/wolf359/adobepc.htm
http://www.perfectpixels.com/
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/des ... rial1.html
http://www.photoshopace.co.uk/
http://www.digital-foundry.com/index_photoshop.html
http://www.nebulus.org/tutorials/2d/pho ... index.html
http://gurus.onlinedesignschool.com/
http://www.algonet.se/~dip/photoshop/tips/tips_00.html
http://www.wfu.edu/~sinclair/adobe.htm
http://www.photoshoplover.com
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/
http://www.geocities.com/dhouseng/index.html/
http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/
http://www.homestead.com/photo_shop/
http://www.duke.edu/~ac10/photoshop/
http://psworkshop.net
http://www.fotosoep.nl
http://eyeball-design.com/fxzone
http://seqbits.nl/cynetic/
http://www.virtualdesign.tk
http://namekdesign.tk
http://spoono.com
http://www.teamphotoshop.com

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Post by Trentdaddy » Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:05 pm

Image Editing Programs:
http://www.adobe.com (Made an amazing, powerful, highly-critizied, well-known Image editor, called Photoshop(the latest is CS). Costs some pretty pennies though. I did see a $80 for PS7 on Google though. If $650 is too much for this great program, then I can't help you. *cough*P2P programs *cough* )
http://www.jasc.com/ (Made Another highly revered Imaged editing Program, Paint Shop Pro which usually comes packed with Animation Shop. Not as expensive as PS, but not as good in some opinions. I think you can beta test the latest ones for free.)
http://www.ulead.com/ (Offer many programs also. I don't know how they are, but they are a somewhat popular name)
http://www.ultimatepaint.com/ (Looks good, don't know how it is)
http://www.gamani.com/ (GIF Movie Gear-I heard it was suggested for making animated sigs)
http://www.gimp.org/ (Official Site for The GIMP- Great Image editor with many features)
http://cinepaint.sourceforge.net (GIMP like Image Editor. Possibly by the same person(s)? Was known to be used for editing some movies frame by frame like Scooby-Doo.)
http://www.photopos.com/ (A nice Image Editor Similar to PhotoPlus, but has features similar to PSP,PS, and TG. )
http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/index.asp (PhotoPlus 5- A very nice free Image editing program. Give it a try.)
http://www.zophar.net/utilities/graphics.html (Various Sprite Rippers and such)
http://www.bakhter.com/html/main/dogwaffle.html (Nice Painting program. Give it a try).
http://www.download.com (Huge software site. Look for Image Editing)
http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/categories/6/ (Free Graphic Design Programs/Tools)

Modeling/Textuing Programs
http://www.wings3d.com/ (Free 3D modeling software. It seemed pretty decent from what I've used)

Assistance Programs:
Not exactly Image Editors, but they can help.
http://spanky.triumf.ca/www/fractint/fractint.html (Fractint-Unsure how its used.)
http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/ (Terragen- Nice Terrain Generator. I don't think you will need a superstrong computer, as you work in 2D. Try this out.)

Photoshop Related Items:
http://www.anotherbrushsource.com - Source for Photoshop(PS) brushes
http://www.good-tutorials.com/ - many PS tutorials
http://www.vtc.com/productdetail.php?sku=33329 - has Quick Time videos to help PS begginers. You can also by a learning PS CD there.
http://share.studio.adobe.com/Default.asp - Has various stuff for various Adobe products.
http://www.effectlab.com - Has nifty effects I think. Not working- Press the power button you silly *snickers*
http://www.designsbymark.com - a few basic tutorials for PS
http://www.80four.co.uk/tutorials/photoshop.html - tutorials I guess
http://nocturna.net/brushes -brushes for Photoshop
http://www.planetphotoshop.com -Has some neat Photoshop tutorials.
http://vrya.net/ts/photoshop8.php - tutorial on making brushes in PS

Tutorials:
http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey - Some tutorials
http://tsugumo.swoo.net/tutorial/chapter8.htm - tutorial on producing FF2-like sprites
http://www.tutorialhunt.com - has links to sites for tutorials of many image editing programs.
http://www.renderosity.com -tutorials for various programs, you have to sign up though.
http://www.pixel2life.com -I know very little about this site, but I hear its really good.

Fonts:
http://www.wantedfonts.com/ - fonts I guess.
http://www.dsg4.com/04/link/index.html - I think it has links to other pages with fonts and such.
http://www.1001freefonts.com/ - Well known site with many fonts, some of which you may recognize.
http://www.kao-ani.com/fonts.htm - some small fonts
http://www.flamingtext.com -has online program to produce neat text effects
http://www.typenow.net/ Another Font Archive, looks nice, but I haven't tested it. They have some themed fonts also
http://www.dafont.com A great font archive. There are some theme fonts here too.

Paint Shop Pro Items
http://qtone.sidez.net/v02/brushes.php - brushes I guess
http://www.pinoy7.com/default.htm - Paint Shop Pro(PSP) stuff
http://mardiweb.com/web/ - Various PSP tutes, mainly 5 & 7
http://www.grafx-design.com/psp_tut.html PSP 5-7 Tutes
http://psptips.com/ - PSP 6 & 7 tutes
http://www.putertutor.net/paint/psplinks.htm PSP 4-8 tutes
http://www.psplinks.com/


Image Hosting:
http://www.villagephotos.com -free image hosting(very limited though)
http://www.myimgs.com
http://jeeran.com/?lang=e (Webhost I used to host my Images)
http://www.photobucket.com (Great, Free, Image hosted, highly suggested)
http://www.paintedover.com (Free, no registration required image host. Pictures are likely hosted temporarily)
http://www.fapomatic.com (same as Painted Over, but you are allowed to post 'adult' theme images there)
http://www.web1000.com/ (another Webhost, I don't know how good it is, I just heard it was suggested for images)
http://www.yoxio.com/ (1MB space, GIF or JPEG, no pornographic, racial, offensive content)
http://walagata.com/ (I think 1MB of space. No longer offering free accounts. May open more later. It looks like a small site, so use another.)
http://www.imageshack.us/ (Similar to PaintedOver, limits on front page)
http://www.uploadit.org (20, no bigger than 200kb JPEG files allowed only. Unlimited Transfer.)

3D Studio Max Resources
A good place to ask questions. -- http://www.maxforums.org
Good Tutorials -- http://www.3dcafe.com
More Tutorials -- http://www.3dlinks.com
And More Tuorials -- http://www.maxhelp.com
Some More Tutorials -- http://www.3dkingdom.org
A few Tutorials -- http://www.web3dservice.com

Art Related
http://www.deviantart.com - share art and tutorials
http://www.logolounge.com/default.asp - A site related to logo development. Check it out for more info. (Preview section)

Sprites:
http://www.wickedgifs.com
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