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Questions tagged [pixel-art]

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

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Any way to create an image from pixel settings?

Meaning if I were to provide coordinates and a colour for each individual pixel e.g.(7,12, #767963), specify a pixel size for the entire canvas, can I make a picture from it? Which program has this ...
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Pixel Art - Very beginner help guides (Intermediate-Expert computer user, rookie artist)

Hi everyone my first time here but I'm hoping to turn a lot of my attention toward working on graphic design. I already have a fair bit of experience making 3d scenes (Blender, Maya, Max, etc), and I ...
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Pixel art software for Windows 10

I am into game design and I want to make my game in pixel art style. I saw a program called Graphics Gale. Is it good for pixel art? Can anyone recommend some open-source, or free, Windows 10 pixel ...
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How do you make top down tileable mountain ranges like fire emblem?

TL;DR: my goal is to gain the knowledge necessary to make these kinds of mountains from scratch. I've been searching hard all over for tutorials and dissecting tilemaps but I just can't figure out ...
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Photoshop pixelart - Pen tool draws outside of grid

I used to create pixel art in Aspire and now am trying to use Photoshop. When I use the 1px pen tool, the 1px brush and 1px grid do not align properly. What is going on?
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GIMP Pixel Art Export is Blurry [closed]

I have a simple 32x32 pixel art image that I am working on in gimp. When I export this image as a png file, I view it using an image viewer and it seems blurry. I have searched through the Internet ...
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Resize (enlarge) an image without resampling (in favor of quality loss)?

How to resize an image or selection without resampling the pixels? I have some pixel art that I want to enlarge without losing the hard, non-anti-aliased, pixel edges. In other words, 1px should ...
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how to “pixelate” a shape in sketch

I am new to Sketch. I have a shape, and I would like to give it a "pixelated" look, a bit like the letter Y below (in contrast to the B letter, which is not pixelated). How can I do this (apart from ...
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How to apply colour pattern in pixel art?

In the image below (which I found on the internet), take a look at the different patterns that are most visible in the gradating colours of the sky and the buildings: What would be the simplest way ...
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Simplest way to resize a folder filled with pixel art

I'm trying to compile a nice website/portfolio for internships etc, and I have a folder filled with pixel art I've done (100's of images, not feasible to do them one at a time except if absolutely ...
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How to create a pixelated gradient outline?

Is there a way to add a pixelated gradient outline around a layer in Photoshop CC 2017? I have tried using a stroke but each gradient layer is about 4 to 5 pixels in width. I need the each outline ...
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How do I create this pixel effect look in Photoshop?

I want to recreate this pixel effect on an image in Photoshop. How can I do that?
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Can I have layers with different pixel resolution in Photoshop?

I use Photoshop for pixel art. When I have a reference photo, I'd like to be able to use that image as the background and start drawing my pixel art on a layer on top of it. The thing is, the best ...
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Changing the amount of pixels in an Image in GIMP (or Photoshop) for scaling purposes

I'd like to paint an image from a video game with acrylics on a large piece of mdf board. The image is save on my laptop, is from an early video game system (Sega) and is pixelated. I am trying to ...
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What program should I use to draw pixelated retro-style graphics?

I want to create a Pacman clone and I need to draw by myself the game's graphics (pacman, the ghosts, fruits ,etc.). I'm looking for a drawing program to draw it like the original ones, with those ...
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How to create metalic reflection effect in pixel art?

Currently I just randomly drawing right leaning segments with lighter colour, and sometimes It looks better sometimes it doesn't. But I don't understand what kind of pattern should I follow.
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How to convert every pixel of raster picture to square objects in Inkscape?

i.e Every raw pixel is converted into a vector shape of the same size and colour. No distortions, etc, just raw pixels converted as they are. How do I do this?
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Pixel Art and Tracing

I'm taking some photos I've took and I'm attempting to pixel art-ify them. Before, I have used Illustrator for this, but I found using a box->split into grid->live paint group to be cumbersome, ...
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Pixel art Randomness

How do pixel artists create random colours for example Grass. Some games use a Grass texture with different colours That are green and are similar. I jist want to know how people create it.
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Is it possible to automate generating a @2x asset by nearest-neighbour scaling when editing a graphical asset @1x?

Say I have a PNG image file called image.png that I edit pixel by pixel that is 16 pixels wide by 16 pixels tall (16x16). For my usage purposes, I need it to eventually be 3 times in size (i.e. 48 x ...
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Aseprite - How do I create a glow effect?

NOTE: I copied this from the default Stack Exchange website. Additionally the picture attached is not my own. This question is based on the software known as Aseprite, a sprite and pixel art creation ...
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Is there a way to convert pixel art into vector?

I've made some high resolution pixel art in PS by drawing it down at the pixel level and then increasing the image size with the nearest neighbor setting to keep it crisp. In the web browser, however, ...
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How to delete the grid in pixel art - Illustrator

I'm doing pixel art with grid tool, but when i save with pdf, i still see the grid. How i delete the grid?
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How do I make an image look pixelated, like old school arcade graphics?

I want to take some stock art (can be of any dimension) and make it look pixelated, kind of like old Mario Brothers video games circa the 80's. Part of the image manipulation would require scaling ...
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Object Mosaic in Inkscape?

I'm currently working on a poster project for my graphic design class. Since I can't use Adobe products outside of school, I'm using GIMP and Inkscape. For the background, I'm trying to convert part ...
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How can I 'blow up' small pixel art?

I have this small pixel art as example. Is there a way to make it bigger without it getting blurry or fuzzy in Photoshop?
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Is there a median tool for colours? (Median between 2 colours)

I'm working on a pixel sprite and I have 2 coloured pixels with 1 empty pixel gap between them. Is there any way (tool) to fill in the missing pixel with the mixture of the 2 that are filled?
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dithering using 1x2 blocks

Is there any software, which can do "block error diffusion" dithering as described here and here? Often I end up with completely separated pixels of the same colour, when doing Floyd Steinberg ...
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Smooth color edges

Part of a game design - I had to make a map that is built with layers of color that the engine processes at a later stage. Each color represents a different ground type. Basically, I made that map ...
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Modify Yellow Dotted Line in GIMP

How do I remove or resize the marching ants from around the apple? It appeared when I used the move tool to move the position of the apple. It is in its own layer. I need to modify the image/layer ...
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1px pencil draws 3px in Photoshop

I am trying to draw with 1px pencil but it draws 3px square. I checked my grid settings and Im sure that every grid is 1 px. How can I fix that? as you see this is 3x3px canvas and pencil is 1px but ...
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Convert PNG pixel arts to SVG without tracing

For a personal project, I designed some icons as PNG files and would like to export them as SVGs. I know the next question: I don't want a raster, I need vectors. I found this question but since it's ...
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What to do if photoshop drawes pixels way off? [duplicate]

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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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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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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What is the best pixel art application for Windows? [closed]

I'm trying to develop a game for smart phones. If I want to easily animate characters and output character-sheets. What's a good tool to use? There is so much software and I can't test all of them. ...
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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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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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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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Aligning Brushes to Edge with Grid (PS)

I've made a custom brush in Photoshop and I'm trying to use it on a pixel grid that I've set up. However, whenever I try to use it, either with a brush or pencil (I'm relying on the pencil tool for it'...
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Why is it customary to put a picture in the 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 does ...
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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. It'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 increments....