The NEW Official Arcade Stick Art Thread NO IMAGE QUOTING!


No problem dude


Finished product, what do you guys think? Based off of hunners design with my own personal touches. With his permission of course.


Edit: Accidental Double post


original art

after editing by me



Working with artwork I bought from the guy that made the reproduction R-Type arcade machine control panel artwork. I can move layers around and delete and remove stuff as I see fit.

I was thinking that maybe it looked better without the instructions but the arcade machine has them. Here’s a photo from my actual arcade machine…

My R-Type Dimensions art came back from Art Hobbies WAY too dark…


Yeah seems art almost always gets printed out darker than you see on your screen due to back-lighting etc


printed complet! now i just need waiting my stick come from seller!


You should not have printed the holes nor the dustwasher.


oooops i forget this! xD

any another advice about printing? and what the best tool to cut the others holes?

also… i want to painting the white sides… what the type of paint i need it?

thnx bro :wink:


exacto knife, theyre cheap and they work great.


There are several options for painting and it all depends on how much work you want to put into it.

The simple and easiest way is to clean the panels sand them (this allows the paint to ahdear better). I use a high grain sand paper around 600 grit to 900 grit and you just want to sand lightly so the panel are no longer smooth and shiny. Then you want o clean this very well with a degreaser. Some options I’ve used with success are simple green and soft scrub. After this you then spray paint the panels. Krylon acrylic is a good choice but there are many options. Use as many coats as necessary to have a uniform color but as few as possible but at least 2. Let this cure for about 3 days. If you can put it in direct sunlight for a few hours a day as this will help cure the paint. Paint may be dry but still not cured so 3 days is a good estimate. After that you want to put on a GOOD clear coat. There are lots of clear coat options and they vary in how you use them. This is by far one of the best I have used but once you activate it the can is only good for 48 hours ( ).

The other option is to use an airbrush or spray gun. It takes more coats as they are super thin but you get a much more even coverage. Also with airbrushing you are less likely to get paint runs, blistering, wrinkling and other issues common with spray paint. The process is the same [ sand, clean, paint multiple coats, cure time, clear coat].

Another more advanced complex option that I have not personally used is electroplating of plastics. This is expensive and time consuming but if done right will produce far superior results. It’s probably far beyond what you want to do but it is an option.


Hi guys, i need some help. I wanna make custom hitbox and I need high resolution art without buttons pattern, just cool art with high resolution. My prefers themes: Street fighter yun, street fighter chun li, street fighter cammy, morrigan. But all nice art’s good for me. Hitbox layout a bit custom but this is his pick

his parameters: 38x23
Thanks for attention and sorry if i did something wrong.


anyone found the official mkx wallpapers in hires or is 1920x1080 enough?


Whats the DPI of the image?


72 DPI jpg file


Generally 300 DPI is what most people use for nice sharp artwork


These are not the original wallpapers but they are high enough resolution you might be able to use them for fightstick marque art. The bigger the better as it will print better. Im most cases they need to be pasted into an appropriate file and blended in.,islt:4mp


Don’t give someone wrong advice, did you even check the DPI on these images before hand?
Most of the larger images are still only 72 dpi. He would want 300 dpi to have a decent print.

I ran quite a few of these images though photoshop to check the DPI, they are all at 72 dpi.


Sorry but you are wrong. I’m a professional photographer and graphics designer and dpi it only a reference number.

That number us useless until you goto final print. All you have to do it change the DPI which will make the image smaller, which if you read what I said is why I stated you may have to paste them into a new document. As an example one image of Scorpion is is 4000 × 2657, the 72dpi is pointless at this point, if I were going to print this I’d still print it at high DPI, at 300DPI that is still 13.33 (4000/300) x 8.856 (2657/300) inches. Never look at the DPI in the meta data it will always steer you wrong just look at the pixel data and do the math yourself.


Alot of people can claim that here. And I shown professionals in other fields that they wrong on something they should have known.
All a professional means is you get a paycheck for your work, its not a grantee you are actually worth the paycheck.

Claiming you are a professional on a internet forum does not mean squat.

Final print is the product were going for as this isn’t going to someones PC wallpaper, were speaking of a end product print that somehow gets applies to someones arcade stick.
Forcing the DPI to a higher number actually makes the picture smaller (as you already state). So we have to counter with a even bigger image. Makes me wonder why you chose only 4mp or higher for your image search.
And yes I know what a megapixle is, its a stupid concept created by marketing. Its what should be ignored and instead you look at the image resolution.

And what is the formula you speak of Mr Professional?