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Good pixel art tutorials and programs.

Discussion in 'Art' started by ImAwesome, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. ImAwesome

    ImAwesome Ballista Bolt Thrower

    *=see bottom of post for important info
    Just posting some good pixel art tutorials and programs.
    First up, tutorials:
    http://eglug.org/gimpixel <for gimp users
    http://kitted.deviantart.com/art/Pixel-Shading-Tutorial-47269811 <read this if you want to learn shading.
    http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/techniques/learn-how-to-draw-hand-crafted-pixel-art-in-photoshop/ <mainly for photoshop users

    http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/ <Graphics Gale, get the free version unless you feel like buying it
    http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mighty/knight/ <Pixia*
    MS Paint*
    http://pixenapp.com/ <Mac OS X only
    http://www.getpaint.net/ <Paint.NET, many people here use this.
    http://www.gimp.org/ <GIMP, Open Source, however isn't great for pixel art
    http://www.photoshop.com/ <ONLY get this if you are rich.
    http://www.aseprite.org/ <Allegro Sprite Editor, great for new pixel artists
    http://code.google.com/p/grafx2/ <grafx2
    http://www.virtualuna.de/wiki.php?page=PixelStudioC <Pixel Studio
    http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ <Linux Only
    http://www.cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php <For advanced users
    http://ms-gif-animator.en.softonic.com/ <MS Gif Animator
    http://www.corel.com/corel/product/...038&segid=8100002&storeKey=us&languageCode=en <Paint Shop Pro, for people that want to shell out a bit of cash
    http://mypaint.intilinux.com/?page_id=6 <Going to have to create your own, 1 pixel wide brush for this one.
    http://www.adobe.com/products/fireworks.html <Expensive, never used, not sure if good for pixel art or not.

    *Use Giffy ( http://www.fileol.com/photos-and-images/giffy-image-convertor-2.3.html ) to make the background of files saved with this transparent if you are editing game sprites.
    If you wish for something to be added to this list, PM me.
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