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Pixel Art Tutorial Chart by ConceptCookie Pixel Art Tutorial Chart by ConceptCookie
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Hello and welcome to the the first level of the Pixel Course: the Fundamentals

Through this creature course, Tim Von Rueden takes a closer look at creating pixel art while in Photoshop CS5 using a Wacom Intuos4 tablet.

What you’ll learn in this course

This course is set to teach you the fundamentals of pixel art from learning the different terms to setting up Photoshop to work specifically for pixel art. We will go through the pixel specific terms such as anti-aliasing, dithering, pillow shading, and outlining, to help better understand pixel art. From there we will take a quick look at color and how to use techniques such as hue shifting to give your work a boost in value and saturation on such a small scale. For each of the objects we will be creating (rock, tree, character) I will take a classic and modern approach to show different ways of going about the many different styles of pixel art.

The resources included in this course

The resources are in the downloadable source files and contain the following: The pixel art brushes that are used throughout the course, a custom font for quick pixel writing, a chart explaining each of the pixel art terms, a collection guide giving a step by step look at how to create the rock, tree, and character, the pixel .PSD containing every pixel creation that was made during the course along with examples for you to look at, and finally a Pixel Character Base, which you can take and create your own character to post in the gallery below!
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i <3 ur drawing style
This is very helpful, thank you :)
IllustSee Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the tutorial :D  
so cool...
WoW great tutorial, thank you sooo much :iconinulolplz: !!
i think i might use this as a refrence because the trees looks so easy
Lawless-Sun May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply smashing!
I'm definitely going to look back at this a lot.
Anyways Great Job with this!
ALegendIsBorn Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so boss.
Ray9 Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well well... thats actually isnt a pixel art cause the of the smooth gradients, anti-aliasing and transparncy. Much more like speed paint. No offenct mate, as game sprites those are really cool!
pendrakeon Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Transparency is perfectly allowed in pixel art. Don't be ridiculous.
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