I'm trying to create a pixelart picture and I'm having problems with background. I need to do this effect:

enter image description here

Is a gradient but I think is not created with Aseprite Gradient Tool. And in PS I don't know how to do it.

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    Can you explain what specifically you are struggling with? That gradient, in general, is just a straight linear gradient - fairly easy in Photoshop. Are you trying to mimic the banding or something?
    – Scott
    Nov 4, 2022 at 23:36
  • Yes, exactly. I want to mimic the bandings. The pixel-art effect. Nov 5, 2022 at 9:56

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The following is for Photoshop, I don't know much about Asperite, sorry.

  1. You could create a custom gradient by sampling the colour stops from your example image. Click "New" to save your custom gradient. You'll need it for the next step.

Something like this

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  1. Use the gradient tool to make your background using the custom gradient you made previously.

  2. For the banding, do Image > Mode > Indexed, and use the settings shown below, something like 11 colours should do the trick. You can set it to however many you want.

enter image description here

  1. Revert to RGB by doing Image > Mode > RGB
  • Who is the best? You are the best! Thank you man! :) Nov 6, 2022 at 15:09
  • @CarlosPérez Well, I don't know about that LOL . . . but glad you liked it!!
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 6, 2022 at 15:11

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