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Pixel art tutorial

Todd B.
ToddBarchok
Westerville, OH
Post #: 30
Someone at one of the recent meetings was discussing pixel art, and even moreso, how to make "good" pixel art. Well, I ran across a tutorial today about it, and I'm posting it here in the hopes that whoever it was sees this, and also so I can remember the tutorial in the future when I need it again: http://www.pixeljoint...­
Alan M.
user 5794556
Galloway, OH
Post #: 21
Excellent.
A former member
Post #: 5
Awesome tutorial. Table of contents:

I. What is pixel art?
1. Why not all digital art is pixel art
2. Why it's not just about the tools

II. Where do I start?
1. Tips
2. Programs
3. File type
4. Beginning the image

III. Terms to know
1. Anti-aliasing (AA)
2. Dithering
3. Pixel clusters

IV. Things to avoid
1. Bad AA
2. Jaggies
3. Bad dithering
4. Banding
5. Pillow-shading
6. Noise
7. Sel-out

V. Creating a palette
1. When should I worry about colors?
2. Color counts
3. Saturation, hue, luminosity
4. Hue-shifting
5. Color ramps
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