Neko’s back with another in her pixel art tutorial series. This time she teaches some techniques for drawing pixel art as she works on a retro RPG-style overworld map for episode 1 of PlotQuest. Although she uses Photoshop to create this particular map the techniques will work in any software you may be using. Neko’s looking to start teaching some other styles of animation and illustration as well. If there’s a particular style or technique you’ve really been wanting to learn please leave a comment and let her know.
As you may have noticed, we’ve gone to updating ever-other week. We’re at a point in production where we really need to just focus on cranking out animation, plus we don’t want to give too much away before the series is even out. ; ) The plan is to update every-other week until Episode 1 comes out, then we’ll go back to weekly updates.
Neko shows you where the key settings and tools are for creating pixel art in Photoshop (1:03), Clip Studio Paint (6:28), and Gimp (9:13). If you've been wanting to try out a new art program but aren't sure where to start this may be for you!
1. How to resize an image.
2. How to find the layers panel.
3. Getting the Pencil tool to just create a 1 pixel line without anti-aliasing the heck out of it.
4. How to do the same thing with the eraser (which you'd think would be the same process but it never is).
Hope you enjoy and if you have any questions just leave a comment!
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