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Learn to Edit Graphics for your Development Work

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Learn to Edit Graphics for your Development Work

The importance of good and appropriate graphics for your development work is undeniable. Be it an app, a ROM, a tool, or a mod; you’ll probably want to invest a good amount of time and effort into such factors because if the ‘icon’ sucks, the potential user may infer the same for your work. However, not everyone will be adept to create absolute masterpieces, which is why XDA Recognized Developer neroyoung‘s tutorials are much appreciated.

What neroyoung has done is guide users on how to edit images with the software GIMP, a free and open-source alternative to the popular Adobe Photoshop. The guides come in the form of videos hosted on YouTube, and they visually guide users on how to edit grayscale,  indexed, and RGB images of both PNG and 9PNG file extensions. They also cover how to batch process images with common actions such as sharpening, cropping, and many more. Furthermore, the guides cover how to install custom brushes similar to what is available for Photoshop.

The videos are quite short in length, both under 8 minutes, but nevertheless they still cover the necessary steps clearly and at a sane pace. Accompanying subtitles of extra instructions aid the process. The series so far consist of two videos, and we hope to see more in the future.

If you need a kick-start with some graphics editing, make sure to check out the guide thread.

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