Learn Professional Pixel Art & Animation for Games

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Learning paid
4.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Design and build professional pixel art
Animate your art for games
Understand shape, color, and value in pixel art
About the course

course was last updated on 11/10/16

the course and begin designing pixel art games and animation today!

you want to learn how to create pixel art and animations? Or maybe
you’re on a quest to start making money as a game graphic designer?
In any case you’ve come to the right place.

Learn Professional Pixel Art & Animation for Games course will
show you how to create high quality stylized pixel art and animation
that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught in
this course can be translated into just about any asset creation for
games. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of
digital art creation - or your money back!

course is your track to building amazing attractive pixel art games!
Whether for your own games or for other peoples projects.

course will take you from having little knowledge in Photoshop to
creating professional pixel characters, animations, backgrounds, and
maps in as little as 1 week.

what else is in it for you?

create five different projects in this course that will take you from
beginner to expert

gain instant access to all six sections of the course. You’ll also
gain access to all of my Photoshop files and sprite sheets that I
create though out the course for you to use how ever you like. These
assets can be used in your own games or just to study and trace over.

course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process
of creating pixel art and animating it in Photoshop. It will equip
you with the knowledge to create stunning designs and animations for
pixel games!

believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first
30 days of purchasing the course.

what you get with the course:

get access to the six sections of the course that will show you how
to design, create, and animate pixel art from the ground up. The
course is supported with over 4.5 hours of clear content that I walk
you through each step of the way.

at your fingers tips instantly.

  • The
    course starts with the basics. For those of you that have never used
    Photoshop I’ll walk you through the basic tools we’ll be using
    and show you how to set up the program for pixel art creation.

  • Next
    you’ll learn the basics of pixel art, shape, value, and color.

  • Once
    you’ve learned the basics of pixel art you will build your first
    two pixel art assets. A wooden crate and a red ruby that you will
    then animate to rotate and sparkle.

  • At
    this point you’ll be ready to design your first pixel art character
    and animate them. You’ll animate three animation cycles. The hover
    cycle, run cycle, and jump cycle.

  • Next
    you’ll design and build a background for your character. The
    background will have multiple levels and also some animated water

  • Lastly
    you will learn how to build a game map with reusable sprite tiles
    and assets. These tiles and assets can be used to create an map you

the 6 chapters you will learn:

  • Photoshop

  • The
    pixel art design process

  • Value
    and color theory

  • how
    to build game props from scratch and animate them

  • Sprite
    sheet creation

  • Pixel
    character design

  • Animation

  • Background
    design, creation, and animation

  • Game
    map design and creation

else will you get?

Personal contact with me, the course tutor

Lifetime access to course materials

Understanding of how professional pixel artwork is designed, created,
and organized layer by layer to create a master piece

All project files created for the course

all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will
get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section
of the course or direct message.

will be here for you every step of the way!

what are you waiting for? Sign up now to
building your pixel world!

Course Introduction
This section will teach you all about how to get the best results out of the course as well as what the course will be covering and what pixel art is.
Introduction, Welcome to the course!
Welcome to the course! In this lecture I'm going to give you a brief over view of what we will be learning and accomplishing in the course. I also want to share with you a little bit about my background and who I am so you know you're being taught by someone who is qualified.
How to get a guaranteed win out of this course
In this lecture we'll go over the best practices for getting the most out of this course. These are all recommendations that have worked for my students. Remember to finish the course, ask questions, and get involved with the course by posting your artwork. 
What is Pixel art?
So what is pixel art exactly? In this lecture we're going to brake it down into its bare components. You'll learn about what a pixel is and why pixel art is created at such small resolutions. We'll also go over what anti-aliasing is and how it effects pixel art. 
Anti-aliasing examples
Here are some examples of anti-aliasing,
What will you need for this course?
In this lecture I'm going to go over what is required to complete this course as well as what is recommended. You will need Photoshop for this course. If you don't have Photoshop you can download a 30 day free trial at the adobe download page. A drawing tablet is recommended but not required.
Free Photoshop download page
Here's the link for the free Photoshop trial that you can download for 30 days.
Getting started
In this section we are going to go over the basics of Photoshop and the basics of creating pixel art.
Learning the basics of Photoshop for creating pixel art
This lecture is very important even if you are familiar with Photoshop. There are some setting and tools that must be changed in order to create pixel artwork. This lecture will also go over the basic tools we will be using through out the course to create our game artwork.
Making your workflow faster with hotkeys!
In this lecture you will learn all the hotkeys for the tools we have gone over. Hot keys are keys on your key board that will bring up tools quickly when pressed. Hot keys are very important for making your work flow faster.
A simplified way to look at layers and what you can do with them
Many people find layers in Photoshop to be the most difficult and confusing part about using Photoshop. In this lecture I'm going to teach you a simple concept that will help you better understand layers. You'll also learn about layer types and how to keep your layers organized. 
Shapes in your artwork
Shapes are one of the most important components of any type of graphic design including pixel art. In this lecture we are going to have a look at some characters that we can brake down into their simple shapes. Then at the end of the lecture we are going to create a simple pixel silhouette of a dog. 
  • Photoshop ( you can get the free trial version)
  • Computer and mouse
Jaysen Batchelor
Jaysen Batchelor
Illustrator & Designer
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