Questions about the design style that mimics the blocky pixelation and simple style of early video game graphics.

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How to convert every pixel of raster picture to square objects in Illustrator?

For example I have 10×10px icon. I want to produce 100 squares with correspondent color and location each. Actually, the question is how to make exact pixel mosaic out of raster image. I try Live ...
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How to snap to every half-pixel (0,5) in illustrator?

I am trying to optimise a vector graphic so it does align well to pixels but if I try to align-to-pixel grid I loose too much from the quality and I still need to be able to snap with 0.5px ...
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How to transform a pixel image in vector logo in Inkscape?

I don't know if I'm in the right place, but I would like to know how to transform a pixel image I've made into a vector logo ? I use this picture for my favicon of my personal web site. And if you ...
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How do I easily convert a fuzzy pixel art image back into pixels?

I want to convert a fuzzy pixel art image into a crisp actually-pixel-art pixel art image. An example of this is taking a still from say a youtube clip of a pixel-art animation, and recreating the ...
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How to make photoshop pencil tool 8x8 pixel square

I was making some pixel art and at some point I doubled the image size so now in order to continue to make my nice squares I want the pixel tool to be an 8x8 pixel square tip. Is it possible?
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Does anyone know a good pixel font 7px tall?

I'm looking for a pixel font which I'll use later on to convert/use on an lcd type of display and the maximum height is 7px. I've started by checking out dafont's bitmap fonts, but it takes quite a ...
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How to create a 3D pixel art style extruded cube design?

How to design the 3D red cube in the 1st poster? (Love the design!) http://www.coroflot.com/kevinburke/Posters Of course, they have mentioned that they used Pixel Art, Maya etc, but is it possible ...
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What is a good icon for a 'change units' button?

We are working on a software with a design close to Office 2013 (2D icons, main colors black and white). We have a button which allows the user to change the units in the software. We are looking for ...
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Scattered Pixel Effect in Photoshop?

I'm trying to learn how to create a scattered pixel effect in Photoshop. I know how to create pixelated graphics. But i'd like to know how to create an effect where the pixels are scattered. Similar ...
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Why is it so customary to put a picture in center of a QR Code in China?

I see more and more QR Codes like this: More such codes can be found if I try "Google Image Search" by "QR code china" or "QR code chinese" (but not just "QR code"). For me it looks ugly: It ...
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Photoshop CC 2014 - Selecting a pixel art isometric line

Is there a quick way to select an entire pixel art isometric line (i.e. 2 pixels across for every 1 down, see here for example). Thanks
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Flash: default compression settings for imported PSDs

I've been working on some pixel art lately and whenever I import a PSD or bitmap into my library in Flash Professional it sets the compression option to JPEG. I want it to be PNG lossless and disable ...
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Why can I create layers, but not layer groups in the indexed color mode in gimp?

I'm making some pixel art in gimp and I so I figured I should use the indexed color mode since I won't be using very many colors. About halfway through my project I realized that I wanted to be able ...
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How to draw MS Paint like (aliased), 1px circle in GIMP

I was trying to draw some pixel are amd first thing is to try a circle via stroke path with miter set to 0, anti-alias off, 1 px line. Here is what I get in Gimp. Part of the circle are ok, others are ...
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Resizing images in Photoshop - Paint style [duplicate]

Microsoft Paint is the worst image editing tool I could ever imagine of, but it has one good thing that still makes me use it over Photoshop: When I enlarge a small, pixelated 16x16 image, it doesn't ...
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Should I use anti-aliasing built-in function in photoshop for pixel art?

Currently I'm practising some pixelart drawing for games. But when I do anti-aliasing for lines, I don't know whether I should draw them by hand or just tick anti-aliasing box in photoshop. Could you ...
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What canvas size should I use to draw pixel art for an 8bit game?

I'm working on the sprites for a 8bit game. The game is made for iOS so I'm working on a 16:9 radius. What I'm not sure is whether I should make the sprites on a 1920x1080 canvas or if I work with a ...
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How to paint the pixel I'm currently hovering on, not the one underneath it or to the right, with the 1px pencil in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use Photoshop for some quick pixel art. I have my 1 px grid set up, and am using the 1 px pencil to color in pixels. However, if the crosshair is even slightly below center of the ...
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Specific-sized grids such as 49x49 in Photoshop for sprite generation?

I need to generate sprites where images must not intersect. How can I get a custom-sized grid in Photoshop?
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Pixel images to vector in Inkscape - right settings but not coming out correctly?

I read this question and it was very helpful, only when I use the options as described in Takkat's answer my image still comes out wrong. This PNG is the image I'm attempting to convert to vector. ...
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Pixel art becomes blurry when I upload to deviantart (or any site), how can I fix it? [closed]

My pixel art looks clear in MS Paint, but becomes blurry wherever I upload it. I have tried saving as .png and .bmp and uploading both, but they are still blurry wherever I try uploading them. I have ...
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Enlarge a Pixel Art image with Pixen

Somebody can please tell me how to enlarge pixel art using Pixen? I've drawn something but i don't know the procedure to enlarge the image so that it can be seen in a normal size.
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How do you pixilate a simple image in Photoshop CS6?

I have a basic logo that I would like to see with various sized pixels. I tried just shrinking the image and then zooming in but the reduction created reduced opacity pixels along the edges. I would ...
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Pixel Art in Gimp

I want to create some Pixel Art images with the help of gimp. when I wanted a pixel field of 8x8 I used to simply create an image with the width and height of 8 and used the pencil with the pixel ...
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Pixel Art: Can't create “hero walking” animation

I'm creating a Fez-based HTML5 Canvas game and animating my hero image using sprite sheets. The problem is that I can't create the animation of the hero walking, don't matter how much I try, the ...
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Scaled layer in background for 8 bit art

I want to create some 8-Bit artwork using gimp. Is it possible to open a larger, higher resolution image and have it transparently in the background while drawing the 8 bit representation of say, ...
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What pixel art shading technique to add deepness when a static light source is not an option?

To make things clear: This question is about drawing pixel by pixel of what will be the skin of a game character. I want to create a skin for the player character of a game (Starmade) but it already ...
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What to do if photoshop drawes pixels way off?

I love pixel art, and recently I got Photoshop cs6, but when I try to draw pixels then it draws them way off. Is there a way to fix this?
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What is the best & fast pixel art application for windows? [closed]

I'm trying to develop a game for smart phones. If I want to easily animate charterer and output charterer-sheets what's a good tool to use? There is so many software and I can't test all of them. ...
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How can I create a walking animation for this character?

I want to create a 4 frame walking animation for this character. I'm new to pixel art and I honestly have no idea how I can draw his legs in a walking motion. It may be a little difficult to explain ...