The colorful lights are made in a single image on Photoshop, with transparent background, just pick up a soft brush and start making points wherever you want, then put layer styles on the points and make gradients on them, you can add more effects to this points by creating new layers and pointing above the desired point with a white-softbrush in overlay blending mode.
And the sun, as I said in a comment below: "Polygonal lazo tool + gradient tool in Photoshop. Oh, and some soft brushes, then I applied a lot of color adjustments to make it look as the final result."
Polygonal lazo tool + gradient tool in Photoshop. Oh, and some soft brushes, then I applied a lot of color adjustments to make it look as the final result.
If I remember correctly there are three pictures of the light source... The three of them makes a radial movement with events on the RPG Maker and the result is very realistic. Maybe I upload it someday.
Interesting work with the shades, that's something we sadly don't have the chance to see very often in RMXP. It really adds a new level of depth in the overall visual, so I hope you'll continue to work in that direction. There's a lot to do with shading to enhance RTP's graphics ^^