I know it oxymoron but I have a pretty unique situation. We have LED panels with 32x32 resolution. To display an image on these LED panels, I have to run BMP format file through a special program to regenerate HEX matrix.
I'm struggling on how to generate these BMP images so that they don't look like crap. And the images aren't even that complex... For example, a walking man and a hand (walk/stop signs you see at traffic lights).
I have AI and Photoshop so I think I have the right tools and just don't know the best way. So far I tried creating 32x32 in AI and saving in BMP format but pixels don't translate well. Tried creating 32x32 in Photoshop but it's so hard to work in this resolution that I almost have to do it one pixel at a time. Also tried going highest res possible in AI and the resizing to 32x32 in Photoshop.