Guide to Creating Tiles in RMVX-Ace Style
Part 1: Tools
RMVX-Ace tiles are created through a process of digital painting. This process is different from traditional pixel art, both in terms of technique and in tool requirements.
We will go over the tools you will need to create tiles in this tutorial:
- Art program with transparent background, brushes and ability to save in .png format (examples: Photoshop, GIMP)
- A hard round brush and a soft round brush
- A 32×32 pixel grid, created through art program settings or made manually
- A mouse or a tablet
Take the time to get used to making fluid and uninterrupted lines with the mouse or tablet. Practice drawing curves as well as straight lines (see PDF for examples of shapes).
Part 2 will cover RMVX-Ace’s perspective, object depth and object edges/outlines.