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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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100LittleDreams Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so cute. ouo
Buhrollthebass Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  New member Student Artist
it's really good as I'm working on improving pixel art I'm getting inspiration from different sprites from SNES Genesis etc.... and this is actually a different style that is really cool.

Thanks I think you just made pop my mind and I feel like a strange door opened in the back of my head.

Sometimes I got lost while doing pixel art on my own because I want to do everything at the same time but when I look at your chart I rethink.... "what was my step 1 and step 2 etc ?" that's a really good way of doing it and I feel like I'm not loosing my time working like this.

Thanks a lot
inkl3e Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
wow really nice :0
popabeat Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Very well done! You probably shouldn't have saved it as a Jpeg though. That compression artifacting takes away from your pixel-precise designs.
i <3 ur drawing style
cedifra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
KeziahNutmeg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
This is very helpful, thank you :)
IllustSee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the tutorial :D  
so cool...
Daylijah Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
WoW great tutorial, thank you sooo much :iconinulolplz: !!
tabby-kat18 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
i think i might use this as a refrence because the trees looks so easy
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