Fundamentals of Pixel Art

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Fundamentals of Pixel Art

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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.

Introduction and Terms

We introduce you to what pixel art is along with the terms commonly used when creating pixel art.

Creating Characters and Environmental Elements

The lessons in this chapter help explain the difference between creating classic looking pixel art and what more modern pixel art looks like. You will get a break down of this via rocks, trees, and lastly a character.

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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.

 

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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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  • Replies: 0

    Hello, thank you for sharing this tutorial. You are very helpful :)

    3 months ago

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    Hi,

    I’m really curious about this workshop. Sadly when I’m trying to download the files nothing happens. It looks like there isn’t a link.

    Could you solve this?

    Thanks!

    10 months ago

    • Replies: 0

      If you’re a Citizen member you can download the files under the “Downloads” tab near the top of the course!

      10 months ago