Something a little different this time. Death to templates!
Draw your sprite like traditional line art, and have Photoshop shrink and convert your lines into easy to clean pixels on the fly.
The grandfather of the indie Steam game, and an example of why you don’t go it alone.
Ectoplasm makes the heart grow fonder.
Turn Photoshop into a pixel art powerhouse with beautiful dithering by a clever use of layer styles
Volume 3: Smaller pixel styles. Taking a break from the usual ‘fighter’ sizes, we discover that smaller isn’t always easier.
Or more specifically, how much *should* they cost?
A Photoshop or GIMP technique for reducing your colors and conforming to a 16-bit palette
Spriting in Street Fighter Alpha/Marvel vs Capcom style
Could these people do no wrong?
The smile you get from looking at old 8-bit game art is more than just nostalgia
Varying your line weight isn’t just for inks.
If you’re the type who enjoys building your sprites pixel-by-pixel straight from the ground up but find the results stiff and lifeless, consider this quicker method.
And how low-budget sometimes beats big-budget
The most natural way to learn how to sprite
Volume 2: Reducing detail doesn’t mean reducing style. Plus: How to fix sprites in Photoshop
Master the art of smoothing jagged pixel edges with the perfect anti-aliasing exercise
Or, “The masochist’s guide to making pixel art in a vector program.”
Here’s a quick trick for taking your drawn lines and reducing them to sprite size with much easier and faster cleanup.
It’s always been a challenge for me, but a few tricks can make it easier than you think.