Pixel art for Video games

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Imagine how cool your game would look in pixel art! Stop imagining!

UPDATED 26th of December *NEW SECTION* - Color theory

This section was added by popular demand as something that was missing from the course. Thank you for you patience, I wanted to make sure everything was as good as I could make it. Enjoy!

In this course I'll use my 10+ years of experience to teach you all you need to know to start making your own pixel art. You'll go from zero to full speed in no time with simple exercises that will teach you the foundations as well as advanced concepts that help give your pixel art creations that professional look.

Featuring over 6 hours of footage, you'll be able to follow step by step as I take you through the creation of some really cool pixel art!

You'll learn:

  • Configuring Photoshop to draw in pixel art
  • Drawing lines and smooth shapes, such as circles
  • Shading and texture
  • The use of outlines

And once you get these concepts settled, you'll learn:

  • Creating tiles and adding detail to tilled images
  • Creating sprites while using a tile grid
  • Creating tiles in the style of top-down RPG games
  • Creating characters in top-down perspective
  • Creating some medieval style hud elements
  • Working in isometric perspective

You'll also:

  • create a CHARACTER
  • and ANIMATE it within minutes!
  • Learn about color theory

As a bonus round you'll get a chance to create a unity project and actually see your character move and jump around on the screen just like if it was in your video-game

Take this course now and you will see your pixel art skill skyrocket!

Программа
Introduction
Introduction Video
Welcome to my course!
Pixel art and its limitations

What is pixel art? how is it different from the other digital arts? have a listen as I talk and put some examples on the screen!

Creating pixel art - Lineart
This section will provide a firm knowledge of the fundamentals of creating pixel art
Working with Photoshop
DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES FOR REFERENCE
before we can confortably work in photoshop, lets take some time to learn the basic tools and some tricks to feel more at ease with photoshop it self. You'll learn how to create, duplicate and move layers. And also how to copy parts of a layer onto a new one, or onto itself.
Configuring the tools for pixel art
Using Photoshop for pixel art is perfectly fine,but give that its a very complex software with loads of features, we want to make sure that our tools are set specifically to work with pixel level illustrations
Creating lines
Drawing a line isn't just a matter of creating pixels next to each other. there are optimal line directions and optimal placement of pixel, to suggest a specific shape. In pixel art, every single pixel counts.
Creating circles

Since a circle is the smoothest shape you can draw, its also the most complicated one to replicate in pixel art, while still ensuring it doesn't look like something else. In this lecture, I'll guide you through the smallest sizes you can draw a circle in, and what are the best aproaches.

Creating Pixel art - Lineart
Drawing your first sprite - a Sword!
With the fundamentals or line and shape drawing, its time to draw your first sprite: A Sword!
We will create a simple shape, and fill it in with simplistic and flat colors.
Exercise - trace over a book drawing
Use this photoshop file to practice tracing over a drawing. Use the layer above all the others, and with the pencil tool create a line as clean as you can, over what YOU think, are the most important features on the drawing.If you are not using photoshop, you can use the png version of the file that you can find in the resources.
Conclusion section 2
Требования
  • basic Photoshop knowledge is a plus
Что Вы изучите?
  • Learn the fundations for creating anything in pixel art
  • Create solid line work and stunning shading
  • Learn how to build video-game mockups for your games
  • Create create characters and animated them in minutes
  • Create tiles in the top down RPG style
  • Drawing pixel art in Isometric view, like an RTS game
Лекторы
Marco Vale
Marco Vale
Game Artist

          I have been working in the games industry as an amateur since 1998. In 2003 I started as a professional. My projects range from all forms of game art, from 3d low-poly to 2d pixel art, vector or even animation. I've also taught illustration, 3d modeling, Flash animation and Photoshop at a professional school. I am currently working in mobile gaming 

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