Step by Step : My Pixel BasicsStep by Step : My Pixel Basics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've had people from time to time ask me how I pixel, and I've never really been sure how to explain. It hasn't been until the past few years that i've really thought too much about what I was doing beyond experimenting and learning new things. I think I've rounded out some basic guidelines I usually follow and a friend wanted some advice so I decided to attempt some sort of explanation
Below are some step by step images and commentary. Please note that there is no one right way to create a piece of art. This Step by Step is meant only to impart some understanding of how I do things . In Pixel art alone there are many many 'styles'. I encourage anyone reading to look up more than one tutorial and seek critique if trying to learn their own pixel style.
Please excuse any spelling mistakes, and take note that I use Photoshop 7.0, but the same principals sh
Syn's Dithering TutorialWhat is dithering?Syn's Dithering Tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dithering is a pixel art process used to blend blocks of colour together or help apply a texture to a pixelled surface. Within emoticons it is most commonly used when making pixelled backgrounds, however it can be used in a number of other areas, e.g. massive emote bases, pixel objects etc. In this tutorial, we will focus on how 2 colours can be blended with dithering.
To break dithering down into simple terms, it is achieved by simply taking the colours from the two blocks of colour and placing individual pixels of each on the opposite side. This creates a region where the two colours merge together to create a more blended colour transition instead of a clear line between the two.
Dithering can seem like a complex process, but it's really not. Once you get the basic idea and technique, it's just all about practice and over time you'll learn how to apply it to a number of different situations. There are many dithering styles which can be
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekPE: Decorating Your Profile2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
Watercolor Tutorial FeatureWatercolors are such magical media; you can try to master them but usually they have their own mind and they add little twists to your works without asking. But that’s just a big part of their charm!Watercolor Tutorial Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
However, you can always try to befriend with watercolors and learn how to lure them to show their best sides in your artworks. Here I have collected my favorite tutorials which I have found helpful when learning how to work with watercolors. I wrote few sentences of each tutorial to point out which tips I have found especially useful from that particular tutorial.
a) b) c)
e) f) g)
h) i) j) - Tutorial - watercolor+Gel Pen - by Losenko
a) Great walkthrough showing the painting progress from sketch to finished painting.
A whole packet full of watercolor secrets!
b) Another walkthrough showing tips for blending and a creative way o
PE: How to Animate in GimpHow to Animate in GimpPE: How to Animate in Gimp2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp is a free photo editing software that you can download at gimp.org. You can use it for a lot of different things like photo manipulations, drawing, pixel art, etc. Today though, we will be covering the topic of animation!
Note that this tutorial will only show the basics of Gimp animation. How to make the frames, how to save it and the such. So let's get started!
Start by making the subject. I just used a random black ball, but the subject can be as simple or as complex as you want, depending on what you're making. Make sure you switch over to the layers tab.
Tip: If you do not already have the layers tab there by default, go to any of the tabs and press that little arrow that the green arrow is pointing at. After you click tab press: Add tab> Layers. After that, the layer tab like in the picture should show up.
After making t
Adoptables, Customs What is a Custom Adoptable?Adoptables, Customs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's an adoptable commission that is created using a pre-set lineart or base and the colours/patterns of the adopter's choice.
How do I start making Customs?
Starting is easy enough, you just have to decide that you have the time to do them and be willing to work with another person to produce something together. A custom is not unlike a collaboration after all, you'll just be doing all the "arm-work".
How do I make it easy for myself?
First: Be prepared!
(Only works with programs that support layers)
The fastest way to "make it easy" is to prepare beforehand. This means having some kind of layered base ready to be coloured. It doesn't matter if it's your own lineart or someone elses, but having to do all the colour outlines *every single time* is just boring and time consuming. And if you want to offer lower prices, you can't spend hours on the outlines.
Animation in Pixel ArtPortuguese Version HereAnimation in Pixel Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, many people asked for it, so, I'll do ~ i hope that it'll be good, because I'm not good with explanations.
Which the program that I use?
Gimp 2.8 (you can download it in the site, it's free! http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ )
But you can use Photoshop too, because GIMP looks like with Photoshop, but it's free, more simple and more "light".
I'll explain of a mode that is possible make in Photoshop or GIMP, not much detailed, I wait that you know the basic of the program.
Ah! Have many many patience >//<
The images about what I saying are in the right of the text.
Start with a document of size 100x100 px.
And create a "border" (in other layer) with the size 50x50 so you know that your pixel art is in the size correct.
Now you can make
CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-143 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.
Tips & tricks
1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?
Use the following code:
You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Font size = 1
Font size = 2
Font size = 3
Font size = 4
Font size = 5
Font size = 6
Font size = 7
3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
Your text here
Your text here
Your text here
Safe fonts to use
Georgia ----- The quick brown fox
Tutorial Showcase #13DeviantART is a great place to find not only art but also some awesome tutorials. It doesn't matter if you are interested in photo manipulation or writing, usually there is a tutorial for that. But at the same time there are so many great tutorials outside of deviantART and most deviantART users might never find them unless someone shows these tutorials to them. So I'm happy to introduce you a new journal series called "Tutorial Showcase" which features some awesome tutorials outside of deviantART. System is pretty simple. Every showcase journal showcases five tutorials from a specific category and this category changes with every new journal. There's no special placement, all of them are equal. So here we go!Tutorial Showcase #131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Theme for this time is:
This first tutorial doesn't specifically teach you only one object but rather how to start with pixel art and some of the pixel art history with it as well. It is a really detailed tutorial and
Hints and Tips #3 : Paths in GIMPHints & Tips is a new series of articles here at #projecteducate designed to bring you short, concise articles that give you some great artistic advice. To check out previous articles in the series follow this link. If you want to write an article, note #projecteducateHints and Tips #3 : Paths in GIMP8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
First of all, I plan for this information to be for those fairly new to GIMP. Some folks who have been using it for years will find it inane and obvious, but really those who have GIMP as their first digital art/editing program will most likely not know these things. Feel free to read though if you wanna say "Pfft, I knew that" throughout.
First of all, most people either don't know or forget that almost everything you need can be found in the Windows drop down menu. You can find all your dockable dialog boxes there and all their features will open u
PE: How to Make a Large EmoticonHow to Make a Large EmoticonPE: How to Make a Large Emoticon2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have been asked many times how I make my big emoticons. How I shade it, dither it, etc, so I am going to make a step by step tutorial on how I make large emoticons. Even if you already know how to, you might find something useful in this. Be aware that I am using photoshop elements 3.0, so this technique can be preformed in almost any program that has layers and custom pencil brush sizes and or a hollow and filled circle tool. If your program doesn't have layers or adjustable circles of any kind (whether it be the pencil tool or the circle tool), you should be able to get around it somehow, but if you can't figure it out, I would recommend gimp. It works on Macs, Windows, or Linux computers. You can get a free download at gimp.org.
Start by making a hollow circle. The color of it should be a really dark shade of the color you want the emote to be. I'm making a blue emote, so
Custom Box - Troubleshooting + FAQCustom BoxesCustom Box - Troubleshooting + FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quite a few people still seem to have issues with getting their custom box backgrounds to work correctly so I thought I'd put this little troubleshooting guide and FAQ together to help. If you follow the instructions closely, you shouldn't have any problems.
If you encounter any issues that aren't explained here, please let me know. I will update this guide with any extra info or solutions as they are requested.
You can read more about customising your profile page here.
<div class="popup2-moremenu"><div class="floaty-boat"><img src="http://website.com/image.png"></div></div><div class="gr-box gr-genericbox">sample text</div>
Copy the code above and paste into a Custom box on your profile page. Replace the green text with your background
Basic HTML Formatting GuideIntroductionBasic HTML Formatting Guide1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
HTML is a markup language used to create web pages. It primarily consists of content placed between named tags that define the layout or style of that content.
Is it just me or does trying to explain HTML and what it does always seem to make it sound more complicated than it actually is? Very simply, HTML is the building blocks of the web. With it you can create a web page right from the foundations of the layout to the finishing touches of style. Don't get me wrong, it is a fairly involved topic but it really is quite simple to pick up the basics.
What I'll be helping you with here is the formatting aspect of HTML. These are the things that add colour to your page and make your font fancy.
Below you will find a number of examples of HTML formatting that you can use to style your own web pages, dA profiles and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also writ
PE:Color GuideBasic Color Theory GuidePE:Color Guide2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we are going to talk about beginning Color Theory with this guide. It is important to learn about the colors and their categories and opposites and this guide will help you learn more about colors and how they work together.
WHAT IS COLOR? The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.
This is a Color Wheel that shows all the colors and how they are aligned with one another.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown etc.
Now let's learn more about these colors
The Primary Colors
Q: What are Primary Colors?
They're the main colors in a color wheel that can be blended to create other colors
The Primary Colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue.
Watercolor Techniques IIWatercolor Techniques IIWatercolor Techniques II8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). Current series of articles is focusing on painting methods, previously published Watercolor Techniques I article can be found HERE. I sincerely hope these will motivate some of you to try something new and wish you all happy painting!
Wet-into-wet is another versatile and popular technique where watercolor, or water, is dropped onto a wet surface. This i
Chat Tutorial #7 - Tabbing A tutorial magyar nyelven is olvasható!Chat Tutorial #7 - Tabbing2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What is that?
Tabbing is a very nice feature of dAmn. You can direct message a fellow deviant by tabbing them and it will highlight them the message you'd like to send!
If you have SuperdAmn, it's even better, because you can set it how you'll get notified if you get tabbed!
How to do that?
All you have to do is typing in the first 1-2 letters of the deviant's name you'd like to say Hi to them and then push 'TAB' on your keyboard (see pictures below if you can't find it) and then you can type in your message.
It's cool becasue:
it's faster than clicking on the username and then typing
it will auto complete the username for you
you'll get notified if someone would like to say Hi to you or something
Still need help? The
Free Painting Programs :) (updated Mar. 12)Hi there, finally! I've done all folio for institution!Free Painting Programs :) (updated Mar. 12)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My routine and work ethics is back again ! Yeah.
I really apologize for my absent.. T_T
I will catch up everything as soon as possible.
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This journal I decided to make it helpful. (hopefully) ^^
If you like to paint digitally, it doesn't matter what program you are using.
As long as it is functional enough for you, and you enjoy painting when you use it. ^^
I love to try all painting programs, it's like exploring!
Though we already know that Photoshop, Painter and Sai are great, but there are free ones
that good enough to create artwork as beautiful as those programs. ^^
Many times that I randomly posted about them but this time I want to collect them all here!
So it will be convenient for you all to check and compare them.
What I can say is that I'm grateful and appreciate those creators who spent their time and hard working and share them to us.
That's why I want to support and share them to you all!
How to: Make thumbs big in features?I get this asked a lot!How to: Make thumbs big in features?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back when they introduced sta.sh, I didn't really use it. Because it seemed hard to get used to. I always wrote my articles in the old way.
Then I toyed with it a little and noticed that is is something really awesome!
Not to mention that the only way to make articles and journals is through Sta.sh Writer.
So I assume not so many if you know that there is a way to make thumbs big!
That is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is add big in front of a thumb code!
: thumb159252268 :
This is the "regular" size
: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )
But this is not what I wanted to show
Fancy Features with sta.sh Writer
Go to your Sta.sh!
After that, hit the
CSS Tutorials and ResourcesCSS and DeviantARTCSS Tutorials and Resources1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So you want to start creating your own journal skins? Learning CSS can be somewhat time consuming, but there are plenty of awesome resources to help you.
Remember, learning CSS and webdesign can land you a job in the future! Not only that, but coding Cascading Style Sheets is actually a lot of fun. It's awesome to see others using your Journal/ Gallery skins.
Examples of Journal Skins!
Finding others to code with
One thing that makes deviantART awesome is that there are over 26 million active users! This means a bunch of others will always be willing to learn with you. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have, or help you find the information you need.
deviantART Related Groups
TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI SAI or Easy Paint Tool SAI (ペイントツールSAI) is a lightweight raster graphics editor and painting software for Microsoft Windows developed and published by SYSTEMAX Software.TUTORIAL FEATURES II - Paint Tool SAI2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting application is available in both Japanese, and an official English translation. An unofficial fanmade translation for the software also exists. It can be purchased directly through the developers' website,and purchases through PayPal are now also accepted in addition to the BitCash and TelecomCredit payment systems that have been available for Japanese users.
Paint Tool SAI is available on Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
SAI Official Web site (Japanese)
SAI Official Web site (English)
I would like to take this opportunity to feature and promote a few tutorials that I've fo
Stamps; For Beginners and BeyondStamps; For Beginners and Beyond4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Stamps; For Beginners and Beyond
I have been contemplating an article that explains and showcases the power of stamps in the dA community for some time, and it seems almost appropriate in light of recent events, to create this article now.
This article aims to cover common questions around stamps, and provide links to resources, for creating stamps. Not only does this article aim to target beginners or those that do not know about stamps, but it also aims to feature some of the most creative examples of how artists have managed to do so much with such a small canvas. This article can even provide tips and inspiration for seasoned and experienced stamp-makers, whilst encouraging the appreciation of stamps by everyone all-round.
So what are stamps?
I'm sure this is a question that many of you encountering this article are already asking. Stamps are small, pixel creations (traditionally 99x56px in size), that originate from righ
How to: Scroll BoxesTransferred from eCSSercise.How to: Scroll Boxes3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the first part of a tutorial series that I will be working on in the future and will be released whenever I find the time for it.
In order to know how I can make them better and to make it easier for you to understand the things I am talking about it would be appreciated if you would leave some feedback!
For this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order. I will try to explain the things as simple as possible though.
To create a scrollbox you don’t need much, just a box with a limited height or width in order to enforce the scrollbar. If you don’t limit the dimensions of the box it will adjust itself to the space given by the browser resolution and settings.
The limited dimension itself doesn’t create the scrollbar,
PIXEL SUMMARY 20112014+FAQSFeel free to ask questions below.PIXEL SUMMARY 20112014+FAQS10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you do trades? Not anymore really!
CAN YOU DRAW ME SOMETHING?? No sorry! Time is money
commissions? check my journals or the link on my profile.
How long have I been pixeling?
-Since late 2011.
How do you achive such soft looking shading on your pixels? Do you stick only to the pencil/fill tools, or do you utilize brushes?
Or do you just use enough colors to make it blend nicely?
-OPACITY there I spilled the beans countless times now.. opacity with the pencil tool. It just helps me finish pixels faster and keeps me in touch with my painterly-side lol.
I DONT USE THE DAMN BRUSH TOOL. JUST LEARN TO USE THE PENCIL TOOL'S OPACITY SETTINGS. ITS AMAZING...
smooths everything out. but leaves it pixelated. If you use the brush tool. im pretty sure its gonna look blurry
What program do you use?
-photoshop cs3, I suggest you learn photoshop cuz I love it/plus its free lol
What inspires you to make pixel art/ how did you get into pixel art?
Tutorials ListIf you would like to see a specific tutorial from me, leave a comment below and I will see if I can do it.Tutorials List1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, and sorry for any mistakes, as you may know English is not my native languaje >_< I try my best to simplify the explanations so everyone can understand me.
List of tutorials
Paint Tool SAI learn from the basics
Linearting in Paint Tool SAI
Vector Layers in Paint Tool SAI
How to colour and various tips (Paint Tool SAI)
BASIC chibi tutorial (different styles)
How to draw Hair
Anime Style Eyes