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Pixel Art Tutorials

Posted by Hulio-G @ 10/2/2009 23:39

Ever wondered how exactly people take advantage of photoshop? Pixel Artists can learn to use Photoshop for what they need in this straight-foward Pixel Art Photoshop Tutorial.

Posted by manxana @ 1/10/2011 09:00

Tutorial en español de como animar un Sprite de pelea.

Fighter sprite animation tutorial in Spanish but understandable.

Posted by avo @ 9/11/2010 23:00

 Very big and nice pixel art tutorial, by Fil Razorback. English translation.

Posted by piiichan @ 9/15/2010 16:30

Many games you can play directly in your browser without any plugin.

Your browser must support HTML 5. Most modern browser will work with the exception of Internet Explorer.

Great inspiration for pixel artists as well as game programmers.

Posted by TheRaven81 @ 2/2/2015 09:12
I found his tutorial on his tumblr blog, and the other link on this site seems to be dead, so I posted this link so you can use it instead.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/6/2006 11:40

A very visual and thorough pixel art tutorial broken down into ten easy steps.

Posted by Zolaris @ 1/13/2010 11:04

Sitio de tutoriales basicos de pixelart en español


Basic Tutorials in Spanish 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/15/2005 15:18

Combining Flash and pixels.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/3/2006 13:52

Craig Robinson of flipflopflyin has some pointers.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/30/2004 07:21

A fantastic tutorial for any pixel artist available in English and Russian.

Posted by pixelblink @ 8/10/2005 19:33

Anti-Aliasing in pixelart... 'nuff said

Posted by Frost @ 12/9/2009 23:03

Pretty good oldschoolish pixelling turorial with some handy tips and trix.

Posted by MIERDINSKY @ 6/19/2016 10:07

Creating a zombie sprite using Photoshop. Intuitive color palette, but surely improve the appearance of many pixel parts of the world, or even the entire planet.
Haciendo el sprite de un zombie en pixel art con Photoshop se ve el manejo a ojímetro (hijuepuercazos) o muy intuitiva de la paleta de color, pero de seguro mejorará el aspecto de muchas piezas pixel del mundo, o incluso del planeta entero.




Posted by torridgristle @ 10/21/2018 11:16

Clean arrangements of edges and lines for isometric pixel art and a run down on slopes, dips, bumps, holes, and how to clearly convey a 3D world in isometric pixel art.

Posted by torridgristle @ 10/21/2018 11:11

BeOS icons' unique spin on isometric pixel art.

Posted by jalonso @ 6/25/2008 09:22

A doller's realm. General tutorials for creating pixel dolls

Posted by Kiwinuptuo @ 1/17/2011 01:47

Site features some tutorial on several topics including tutorials on shading, choosing colors and animating sprites. Tutorial requests accepted.

Posted by Ego @ 3/23/2015 02:28

A published ebook of pixel art tutorials available on Amazon. Costs $0.99 for 8 lessons (plus three appendices) over 207 pages. In-depth explanation of topics from "what is pixel art" to "clusters" to "color theory" and "style," with easy-to-follow language and an abundance of pictures. Great for the brand new pixel artist and the veteran alike!

Posted by 8 Bit Dreams @ 3/26/2015 08:58

This massive pixel art tutorial is written by Fil Razorback from LesForges.org. You can find the original tutorials here. A big thank you to Fil Razorback for allowing OpenGameArt.org to translate these tutorials and archive them here!

Posted by ManningKrull @ 8/29/2006 09:17

Simple animation techniques for walking sprites using 2, 4, or 8 frames.

Posted by pixelblink @ 8/10/2005 19:38
A variety of pixel tutorials for your learning pleasure

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/15/2005 15:18

Posted by pixelblink @ 8/10/2005 19:34
Antialiasing Tutorial

Posted by robotriot @ 6/20/2009 14:46

This tutorial demonstrates how to generate optimized tilesheet-layouts.

Posted by skeddles @ 4/6/2015 09:56

Isometric grids can be very helpful for creating isometric pixel art. They will help you draw straight lines and keep your objects aligned. Here I will teach you how to create your own.

Posted by vampy_09 @ 10/13/2013 00:58

On this web page your going to find a tutorial about rocks and stone textures. Simple and direct.


Posted by ceddo @ 1/9/2007 11:12
A little tutorial I made that covers the basics of pixel art. It's not much, but I think it can be very useful for beginners.

Posted by Vanawy @ 9/10/2016 06:25

Posted by ChilliCheeseChicken @ 10/23/2013 00:28

 Great tutorial touching on most major problems with rookie art.

Posted by FrostedMayhem @ 6/16/2009 08:37

Covers a variety of tutorials to help you make your own pixel art/sprites of different inanimate objects.

Posted by PyroFrosty @ 2/19/2014 22:52

A page that includes 30 different pixel art and related guides.

Posted by pixelblink @ 8/10/2005 19:23

6 tutorials to get you started.

Posted by pixelblink @ 8/10/2005 19:39
variety of tutorials

Posted by pixelblink @ 9/29/2006 00:42
The gang over at Pixelation discuss their views on choosing the right colours/pallettes. A definite must read for anyone confused over choosing their own.

Posted by cirras @ 4/3/2013 20:02

 Learn to pixel isometric Endless-Online style art.

Posted by Lone Scout @ 3/31/2015 09:17

A basic introduction to pixel art, featuring tips, tools, and techniques for beginners who are new to the medium.

See also his tutorials linked at the bottom of his post.

Posted by Ayame MysTe @ 1/3/2012 16:56

This little website was a great help to me when I first began creating pixel art. It describes particular details and styles of shading when an object is facing a light source. Enjoy!

Posted by mioscene @ 9/16/2017 03:10

A large set of short tutorials dealing with pixel art fundamentals, animation, and game design!

Posted by jalonso @ 10/1/2010 06:17

Jon Purdy (evincarofautumn) & Kevin Chaloux (Kaiseto) of Purloux Studios have made one of the easiest and comprehensible pixelart basics tutorial to be found. It covers all the basics, from lineart, coloring, specific techniques, and opinions on creating pixelart.

"If you are new to pixelart and can ony read one tutorial, this is the one."

At the end of the Anti-Aliasing (AA) section is a link to their comprehensive Anti-Aliasing tutorial which is a must see/read. It is a detailed overview of the theory/process of AA. It is comprehensive enough for beginners who understand nothing or little about AA.

Posted by Morgengrauen @ 8/4/2008 01:55
This tutorial shows how to make a small set of rock tiles. The focus is not about painting the rocks, but to make seamless tiles. You will find the tutorial available in german, also.

Posted by mauricio-fidalgo @ 9/1/2009 17:08

Pixel art blog in portuguese.

Posted by Lone Scout @ 3/25/2015 17:56

A series of tutorials for making (mostly) isometric pixel art. It covers the basics, to more complex structures. Good to practice already existing skills.

Posted by avo @ 6/26/2012 23:23

 A lot of pixel art tutorials in PDF format, and 2 video tutorials.

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