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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How should I insert sharp, crispy, pixel-perfect text into a pixel art?

There're many free pixel-style fonts available, like FontsArena's W95FA and wixette's Dotted Chinese Pixel Fonts with Unicode support. However, when trying to use those pixel-style fonts into pixel ...
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How to make a pixel perfect circle?

currently I'm using AI for creating icons. However, When I tried using a 1-pixel border for my circle. the arc side is pixelated can you show me how to make it pixel perfect? Thanks Please see the ...
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How to make pixel art 2D 64x64 from 3D models/photo?

Such a question, need to make pixel art 2D 64x64 from 3D models/photo as a need to process pictures so they were as similar to the drawings. With a thick black outline, saw that it is necessary to ...
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Is there a program which can do pixel art antialiasing automatically?

Problem seems to me so incredibly simple it boggles my mind it isnt a feature everywhere: When drawing a line/square/circle/any other shape the lines are automatically anti-aliased between primary and ...
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What genre of pixel art were MS-DOS and NES games? How to draw them?

The image below is characteristic of MS-DOS and NES games. What is this kind of pixel art called, and how to paint on a similar canvas where pixels take on a diamond sort of asterisk look (*). 8-bit ...
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How to display pixel art on a website?

Pixel art of the sizes 16x16, 32x32, 64x64 px is too small in size (ranging from 100-500 Bytes). How do I display them properly scaled on a website? for ex: cryptopunks website has punks which are ...
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Is there a way to count the number of pixels of each colour in a picture?

I make cross stitch designs, lately been using Affinity Photo/Designer. So I can figure out how much of each colour thread I need, I want to count the number of each pixels of each colour (in the ...
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Can one customize the angle of a straight line made using Shift-Ctrl?

I would like to be able to use the pencil tool to draw lines angled exactly 2 units to the right for every 1 unit down, at angles of about 27 degrees from vertical or horizontal. The straight-line ...
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How to create a grid on top of an image, so that each singular grid box can cover each pixel?

Okay, so I've been trying to create a grid, but so far I can't seem to get it right. Basically, I want a grid, that covers each pixel in an image. Like, each pixel has a black outline, sort of. So far,...
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How to create random pixel art pattern in GIMP?

I just need to do the same process that was done in this post, but in GIMP. I can add noise to the image in gimp, but I don't know which sliders should I move to get the wanted effect.
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upscale but keep pixilation

I want to keep the quality of my image low! I'm asking here because all my searches have answered the opposite of my question. To simplify: I've drawn a 60-something x 60-something pixel circle in ...
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How to fix Visible white lines of grid (hairline) after exporting pixel art on Illustrator?

I made a pixel art piece on Adobe Illustrator, painting singular squares of a generated grid. I turned off the stroke so no grids are visible, but when I export, there are very faint hairlines. How do ...
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In Adobe Illustrator, is there a way to lock only an object's position?

In Photoshop, I am able to lock specific aspects of a layer individually: transparency, content and location. I find myself in need of this functionality in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a way to have ...
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How to create a shifting colour hue in Asprite

I am new to learning pixel art and trying to study from examples, such as in the image below: I would like to understand what tools exist to simplify the shade/gradient transition effect below (rather ...
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How can I resize Pixelart so that every pixel mentains its correct width and height

As example, this example here. Every pixel is taking a 5x5 grid. The selected image in there is 75x75 pixels tall. Now what I did is that I took the 100% and changed it to 80%, 60% and so on, which ...
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Why does modern low-res art seem to look better than retro low-res art?

N.B: I previously used the term "pixel art", which I took to mean "modern, intentionally low-resolution art," though that's an inaccurate definition, so I edit the title It seems to me that modern ...
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Why does the Photoshop Fill tool change pixels outside of the boundary I'm filling?

In the example image, I am trying to fill a white area and the black pixel lines around it are being changed. Also, there are a few gray pixels created at the bottom corners, outside my outline. Why ...
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Rendering 3D model with animation as pixel art

I have been making games for a while now and have a substantial understanding of the 2D animations and processes. However my understanding with 3D modeling is limited even though I have made some low ...
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What are Aseprite's strong points over Photoshop for creating static pixel art?

I'm in doubt of buying Aseprite for my pixeling needs, but I'm not very eager to have to learn using a new piece of software. Currently, I'm using Photoshop for pixeling, and my workflow in there is ...
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Is there any software that can make drawing transitions for us?

I want to start a 2d game containing pixel sprite as characters. To make a walking animation, I know I need to simultanously put different sprite to make it seem like he walk and I can make it more or ...
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What color should be use on the edge of isometric pixel art

Is there a general rule to put outline/contour in isometric pixel art and what color should be used? I know the inside can be outlined not by black but by the color used, but what about the outer ...
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Isometric color shading rule for pixel art

Lets say I have a cube in an isometric pixel art with the 'normal' color #ff0000 (red) and I want to shade remaining sides, is there a rule for selecting the top (brighter red) color and the darker ...
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What are the names of those thicknesses of lines in pixel art?

Above are shown demonstrations of various thicknesses of lines (non-anti-aliased). But I wonder how they're named. Is a named "a thickness of 1"? Is c named "a thickness of 2"? What would b be named ...
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can you make textures in magicavoxel?

I'm working on a project that allows the player to purchase different skins. Can you make textures in MagicaVoxel? If not what are some good programs to make textures? I aiming to make blocky 3d ...
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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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