Posts Tagged ‘art’

Making buttons using Inkscape - part 3

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This is the third part of the buttons tutorial series, in this case I will show how to make more complex shapes to be used inside the buttons.

As I did on previous posts, I will show images with the steps to follow to make each icon.


This image explains the steps to follow to make a question mark icon.

This image explains the steps to follow to make an icon for high scores.

Finally, a time lapse video showing how I made all the stuff:

Here is the link to download the question mark SVG and here is the link to download the high scores icon SVG.

As always, hope you like it.

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Making buttons using Inkscape - part 2

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Following the buttons tutorials, in this case I want to show how to make square buttons and how to make simple inner shapes to be used over the button base.

First, the next image tutorial explains a bit how to make buttons to increase/decrease values by using plus and minus symbols.

Here is an example of using it to modify the volume of a game:

The next image shows how to make square buttons with a similar style used for the circular buttons of the previous tutorial.

And here is a time lapse to show how I made the square button:


(note: watch it in 720p, youtube killed the video when converting it to 360p and 480p)

If you want to use this templates, you can access here for the SVG file used for the tutorial, and here is the SVG with several shapes to be used with these buttons.

Finally, I made a new icon to show our android market games at the icons widget in the right side bar, if you like it, feel free to use it. Here is how it looks like:

Hope you like the post. Next time make complex shapes like the high scores goblet/cup.

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Making buttons using Inkscape - part 1

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Inspired by the Gamasutra article named 2D Game Art For Programmers part 1, I was making some stuff using Inkscape and I want to share my learnings.

In this case, I want to share how I made the background for buttons to be used in games. As the article's author did, I created an image explaining step by step:

Creating a button step by step
(note: click the image for full resolution)

After adding content to the background, we could create stuff like this:

Button examples

I will create another post explaining how to make those button content shapes.

You can download the SVG template from this link if you want to use it, and or modify it.

Hope you like this post, because I am planning to make more :D.

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