ConstantinSoftware.com Design, development and image manipulation software applications.
This application is built based on Image Creator Scratchpad. Just like Image Creator Scratchpad,
this application allows easy and time saving manipulation for your own images.
However it can also be used to create 2D characters (head, body, legs etc) based on the built-in
collection of images, from other images on your hard-drive or from your own imported images.
Not only that but using the built-in images or imported ones, you can create virtually anything
you put your mind to.
Inside the application, there are over 450 built-in images (released in the Public Domain) in
23 categories related to 2D image character creation.
The built-in images are easily accessible and can be added to the main canvas by a simple
The application features image rotation, image resizing, image filtering, image duplication, dragging images across the canvas, quick canvas scrolling, online image retrieval, creating animated Gif files, record movement resizing and rotation of images and then let the images move automatically, split an image into rectangles, rotating images the full 360 degrees by specifying the steps in degrees, image filters, adding text to images, adding sounds to images, generating an image based on all images on the canvas as well as a section to store your preferred images which can be later added to the canvas by a simple click of the mouse.
The current work in progress can be saved as an XML file to be loaded anytime later and the final image can be saved as PNG to preserve transparency. You can also save the image under the following formats: WMF, TIFF, MEMORYBMP, EXIF, EMF, BMP and JPG.
You can easily transform Character Creator Scratchpad into Image Creator Scratchpad by unchecking the three "Load Default Images" check boxes from the "Options" tab (see "Options Screen" in this page). With Image Creator Scratchpad you can use your own images.
Character Creator Scratchpad runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10 - both 32 and 64 bits
Purchase Character Creator Scratchpad - Standard license for $9.90
Purchase Character Creator Scratchpad - Professional license for $19.90
Notice the features available in the Standard and Professional licenses:
Download - Version 1.0
If your system is a 32 bit system then download and install the 32 bit version of the application.
If your system is a 64 bit system then download and install the 64 bit version of the application.
Main Screen -
Once you start the application you are presented with the canvas on the left and the images
on the right. The images are grouped in three main categories: "Face", "Body" and "Extra" and
further in subcategories, for example "Eyes", "Nose", "Hands", "Feet" etc.
To scroll up and down to see all images, you can hover the mouse near the top
(for scrolling down) and bottom (for scrolling down) of the panel/section containing the
For scrolling, you can also click the panel containing the images and then either
use the UP and DOWN arrow keys or the Page Up and Page Down keys.
To add an image to the canvas, simply click it.
You can right click the canvas or an individual image to see more options.
To make the canvas bigger, right click it, and select "Show/Hide Right Side Controls"
My Images Screen - After having built a part of your final image or the final image itself, you can right click the Canvas and select "New Image" -> "From Entire Canvas" (make sure the background of the canvas is Transparent for this to work correctly). This will add to the canvas, an image of the current canvas content. Then you can right click this newly added image and add it to the "My Images" section in the folder which is currently active. You can have as many folders as you like in the "My Images" section (just press the "Add New" button). You can scroll the folders in the "My Images" section using the top left and right buttons in that section. For easier scrolling among "My Images" folders it is advisable to keep a few hundred images (instead of thousands of images) inside each folder.
Options Screen - In this screen you have options like "Load Scratchpad From Disk", "Save Scratchpad To Disk", "Save Image To Disk", "Refresh Preview", "Set Scratchpad Color", "Set Transparent Background", "Clear Scratchpad", "Help Files", set the scratchpad dimensions and a few more, see images below.
Here are 6 easy steps to create the head of a character.
You can create the entire character by adding the body, hands and feet in a similar way:
Next Step (Step 15): Imagine what you can do using the built-in images, your own images or images from the Internet. For the biggest and commercially free collection of images go to: OpenClipArt.Org