I would like to know how to best achieve lighting effects with 2D.
I guess the only way is to make sprites of the area to be lit in specific colors? Say I have a streetlamp, and around this place sprites to make it appear lit?
Is there a better way?
Edit: Found a good screenshot of what I'm looking for: http://www.saltgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/multipleLights.png