I am not very good when it comes to creating images. So, I decided that I wanted to learn. The reason is, I am creating a chat program/game where I want to be able to create some pictures. I was wondering what type of program you guys think is best to use when creating new pictures. What I am looking for is a program to create pictures like these:


icon thing

Also since I'm kind of new it, it would be nice if the program wasn't too advanced

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    This question is exceptionally broad. There are dozens if not hundreds of image editors out there ranging from Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator to small freeware editors. What have you tried?
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 18:14
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    I'd say software like AutoDesk Maya and others since it's in 3D...
    – Larme
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 19:59
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    Your examples don't really make sense - you say "images like these" and then provide two quite bizarre images that have nothing to do with one another.
    – Jack M
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 0:53
  • @JackM They do regarding the angle (seen from above).
    – Yisela
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 22:12

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For your first image, the 3d freeware program Blender could be appropriate - but it is rather complex, especially for a beginner; however, the image you posted is equally not beginner level.

For the icon like character of your second image, the freeware program Gimp could fit you.

Both recommendations are free, so you don't have to invest money - you will have to invest a lot of time though to get the results you are looking for, considering you claim to have little to no experience with image creation software.

  • how hard is the first picture to create? (creating pictures like that one) Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 0:44
  • @MarcRasmussen 3D modelling has quite a learning curve on it to begin with, and while the geometry of the objects in that scene is very simple, it would still likely be a lot of work for a beginner. The most complex thing I've modelled is a glass of water, so I'm very much a beginner, and personally I'd say that I could do something like that image, but I wouldn't look forward to it. Hours of work.
    – Jack M
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 0:53

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