How do you make an array of blank, 8 by 8 sprite sheets in Paint.NET?
Ok. This will be hard to explain. Basically, I have made an 8 by 8 sprite sheet in preparation for a Java 2D RPG I'm making. I made this in Paint.NET. Here is what it looks like:
You see, I'm not new to Java, but I am to game programming, so I'm following Ryan van Zeben (DesignsByZephyr)'s tutorials on making a Java 2D RPG. In the second episode of his series he appears to take a sheet quite like mine and convert it into an array of many sheets. So, he makes a grid that has other grids on it.
If you're still unsure what I mean then check out the video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7pfq0W3e4I&list=TLCpbhtBxFFX5rEXsyeN0nyXGDCOg5kyxY&index=3. Skip to 4:18 or thereabouts. Then, once he has talked he does something with "blending options" and in turn creates what I'm talking about.
Now, I don't have access to Photoshop so I can't repeat the same process. However, I do want to do what he was doing in Paint.NET. I am a very big noob when it comes to Paint.NET, so I would have no idea how to do this. I was wondering if you could help me.
So to sum all that up my final question is this:
How do I recreate what DesignsByZephyr was doing in Episode two of his making a Java 2D RPG series at roughly 4:45 in Paint.NET?
Thank you so much for reading this. I want the final product to look something like this:
Yeah. Once again, thank you. Any support or help will be greatly appreciated.
What you're looking for is actually a grid. I don't think you can do this easily "out of the box" in paint.net, but you may find a plugin that allow this.
To answer your question using this:
- Install the grid/checkboard plugin
- Select in foreground and background colors the two colors of your grid (light pink and dark pink in your case)
- Open the Grid/Checkboard plugin dialog (see image below)
- Select horizontal and vertical steps of 8 pixels
- Select Mode: "Grid lines"
- Select Drawing position: "Top left"
- Click OK