Pixel Art Related Links


Posted by rhlstudios @ 5/20/2015 16:15

Posted by Ellian @ 2/13/2013 14:52

Incredible palette maker. 
Move a few sliders, change hue, saturation and value, and voilà~
You won yourself a nice palette of 4/8/16 colors. 

Posted by Lendrick @ 12/18/2013 08:15

A web-based tool for automatically generating color ramps.  At the time of this posting, it only supports the Dawnbringer 32 palette, but other palettes may be added later.
The way it works is that you select three colors:
* The color of the object being lit
* A highlight color
* An ambient color (which determines the color of shadows)

You also select the reflectivity of your object.  A perfectly reflective object is like a mirror, and has no color of its own.

As you change the color and reflectivity values, a preview image will be updated on the fly to show you what your gradient will look like when in use.  The gradient will always use colors from the Dawnbringer 32 color palette (other palettes may be added later if people like this tool).  It will avoid duplicate colors and do its best to make sure the gradient is sorted by luminosity.

Anyway, it probably makes more sense if you just mess around with it, so let me know what people think, and if there's anything that would be useful to add to it.


See the forum thread HERE for details or info.

Posted by Romson @ 1/3/2012 03:50

While designing we need to find good color scheme - set of colors producing the best impression. Experienced designers choose colors intuitively, many people can smell which colors go together well and which don't. However, finding the good combination of colors may be sometimes long and gruelling work. This tool will find set of colors you can start with, and it may facilitate your looking for the optimal color palette.

This application generates color schemes of several types. Every scheme is based on one (base) color, which is supplemented with additional colors making together the best optical imperssion - using one of the authentic algorithms.

Posted by skeddles @ 9/20/2007 19:10
A simple tutorial about color theory.

Posted by Sah War @ 1/6/2008 04:50

ColorPix(freeware) is a useful little color picker that grabs the pixel under your mouse and transforms it into a number of different color formats. You can use the built-in magnifier to zoom in on your screen, click on a color value to copy it directly to the clipboard, and even keep ColorPix on top of all other apps and out of the way.

Posted by Sah War @ 1/6/2008 04:46

Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies. THIS is an extension for Mozilla Firefox ONLY! Supports custom colour palettes that can be very useful when looking for the right colour value to fit your pixel work.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/27/2007 10:40

Color palettes used in classic paintings.

Posted by Stickman @ 4/23/2007 23:34
A nice easy site for understanding colour contrast and colour mixing for those who like their low colour numbers.

Posted by elilaos173 @ 5/12/2015 10:42

Posted by skeddles @ 7/5/2008 22:36
A very simplistic tutorial, but could be helpful to new pixel artists.

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/4/2007 12:07

tutorials galore!

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

Combining Flash and pixels.

Posted by Nessiah @ 4/14/2013 11:25

 One of the best tutorials I had ever seen. She has comprehensive guides on Human and Animal Anatomy, Emotion Charts, Color Theory and some unique ones like Arabesque. She's provides really nice references and worth the look.

Posted by lap1994 @ 6/1/2008 19:43

One manga site. Basic to CG and some tips on gear.

Posted by JustinGameDesign @ 5/31/2014 08:08

Features a tips and tricks section with a chrome tutorial that was of particular use to me. The full list:

1-1 Grayscale
1-2 Gold
1-3 Color Replacement

2-1 Sphere
2-2 Cylinder
2-3 Metallic Objects

3-1 Complicated Objects
3-2 Applying Textures

4-1 Selection Tools
4-2 Effect with Option Drag
4-3 Resizing

5-1 Deep Mask

Posted by jalonso @ 12/14/2007 20:44

Take Paint further with this gem.
Ever wondered how to scale, clone and make custom sized brushed?
These tips may help. Chapter 2 is useful for creating doublewide pixelart.

Posted by rhlstudios @ 5/20/2015 16:12

Part 1 of a so-far 3 part color palette creation series of pixel rants

Posted by rhlstudios @ 5/20/2015 16:13

Part 2 of a so-far 3 part color palette creation series of pixel rants

Posted by rhlstudios @ 5/20/2015 16:14

Part 3 of a so-far 3 part color palette creation series of pixel rants

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 pixelblink @ 8/10/2005 19:23

6 tutorials to get you started.

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 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 jalonso @ 2/7/2014 13:29

A tut on sub-pixelling with theory, definitions and examples.

Posted by rm2kdev @ 2/7/2013 22:31

Swatchy, is a great tool for swapping palettes between sprites. you could make a set of steel armor sprites for your character and non distructively change them to gold, wood, fire, diamond with easy palette switching tools and an amazing realtime preview function. 

Posted by NoeL @ 4/16/2014 21:26

Tutorial for creating an animated wave pattern.

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