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Scratch 2.0 Game Development HOTSHOT by Sergio van Pul, Jessica Chiang

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Creating background images

To create a better sense of movement, we will make a scrolling background. This requires two identical background images that will be sliding horizontally across the stage. As we want to move these backgrounds around, we won't be creating them as actual background images but as sprites instead. Sprites can be moved with scripts, while background images cannot be moved.

Prepare for lift off

Let's create the image first. What we need is something that looks like an underwater view. So the main color should be blue, with a lighter shade of blue to the top resembling sunlight shining on the water surface. I also added a light brown strip to the bottom to resemble sand.

To create this image, I used Photoshop. However, if you ...

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