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How to use reference images in pixel art

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Simple tutorial about how to use reference images in pixel art.

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:house: Pixel Art Basics
:pointr: How to start with pixel art
:pointr: Difference between isometric and non-isometric pixel art
:pointr: How to dither in pixel art
:pointr: How to make shadows and light sources in pixel art
:pointr: How to add textures to pixel art
:pointr: How to make a pixel transparency
:pointr: How to save pixel art
:pointr: How to make round objects in pixel art
:pointr: How to use reference in pixel art
:pointr: How to replace colors easily (MS Paint)

:house: Pixel Art Exterior
:pointr: How to make a victorian house?
:pointr: How to make a pixel tree
:pointr: How to make a pixel roof
:pointr: How to make a pixel house 1
:pointr: How to make a pixel house 2

:house: Pixel Art Interior
:pointr: How to make a pixel bed
:pointr: How to make a pixel chair
:pointr: How to make a pixel table
:pointr: How to make a pixel couch
:pointr: How to make a pixel tile
:pointr: How to make a pixel countertop
:pointr: How to make a pixel refrigerator
:pointr: How to make a pixel bar stool
:pointr: How to make a pixel stove
:pointr: How to make a pixel flowerpot
:pointr: How to make a pixel lamp
:pointr: How to make a pixel nightstand
:pointr: How to make a pixel aquarium
:pointr: How to make a pixel fireplace
:pointr: How to make a pixel cupboard
:pointr: How to make a pixel carpet
:pointr: How to make pixel curtains
:pointr: How to make a pixel kitchen
:pointr: How to make a pixel bedroom
:pointr: How to make a pixel living room

:house: Pixel Art Characters
:pointr: How to make a pixel eminem 1
:pointr: How to make a pixel eminem 2
:pointr: How to make a small pixel character/sprite

:house: Pixel Art Text
:pointr: How to make pixel text

:house: Pixel Art Objects
:pointr: How to make a pixel gemstone
:pointr: How to make a pixel flower

:house: Pixel Art Premium
:pointr: Basics of Pixel Art

Pixel Art Tutorial Series is currently the most popular thing on my page. The idea behind this is to take suggestions from the community and try to make a tutorial out of these things, helping out fellow deviants along the way. You can also find my pixel art tutorials in groups like #TutorialsForYou, #TutorialsClub and #PixelCommunity.
Here is a list of tutorials in my Pixel Art Tutorial Series, tutorials which are underlined and bold are already ready tutorials that you can read, other tutorials without the underline are tutorials that will be posted in deviantART in near future.
You can also suggest new pixel art tutorial series by commenting on my profile page, on these tutorials or by sending me a note.
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steave1425Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial. :clap:
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Reon046Hobbyist General Artist
What program did you use to make this tutorial?
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vanmallHobbyist Digital Artist
All pixel art is done with microsoft paint but tutorial is put together with photoshop cs6. :)
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JesusMDesignStudent General Artist
Wooow woow this good.
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vanmallHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
Nakwada's avatar
Many thanks for this tutorial, I keep it near for future projects :D
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vanmallHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. :aww:
Coeb's avatar
This was AMAZING. Thank you so much<3 While you were at it, you more than inspired me to keep practicing my pixel art!

One question though, how do you scale the pixel art without the pixels blurring out? I cant even scale it a pixel difference without the entire thing blurring beyond recognition. ^^;
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vanmallHobbyist Digital Artist
Once you have a pixel image done you can't scale it down, you can scale it only up. :)
Coeb's avatar
Really? ;o Then I will keep that in mind. Thank you very much!
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vanmallHobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
Camiko-tan's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial! It was really helpful!
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vanmallHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. :aww:
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