Photoshop Pixel Art Tips: Palette Adjustments

Photoshop is a huge, multipurpose program. Because of this, some of the features that can be very helpful for pixel art are somewhat hidden, and not well known. I will try to highlight some of these features in a series of blog posts.

Making a palette is hard, especially in programs such as paint where you adjust colors one at a time. The hardest part is getting started, but what you need to remember is that the palette you start with can be very different than the one that is used for your final piece. Colors constantly need to be tweaked in order to fit in correctly, and you can’t always predict what’s going to happen. Luckily Photoshop makes this easy.

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Photoshop Pixel Art Tips: Multiple Views

Photoshop is a huge, multipurpose program. Because of this, some of the features that can be very helpful for pixel art are somewhat hidden, and not well known. I will try to highlight some of these features in a series of blog posts.

Pixel art requires working on your piece at lots of different sizes. Now there is always the navigator, but it offers a very limited, and non-pixel-perfect view,  so you find yourself zooming in and out a lot. This has been known to cause zoom fatigue, a very serious condition that affects 1 in 3 pixel artists. But hark, for I have the cure.

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Photoshop Pixel Art Tips: Animation

Photoshop is a huge, multipurpose program. Because of this, some of the features that can be very helpful for pixel art are somewhat hidden, and not well known. I will try to highlight some of these features in a series of blog posts.

Animation is a pretty common thing in pixel art. Unfortunately Photoshop has a strange way of doing things, and it can be confusing to figure out how it works.

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Photoshop Pixel Art Tips: Drawing Straight Lines

Photoshop is a huge, multipurpose program. Because of this, some of the features that can be very helpful for pixel art are somewhat hidden, and not well known. I will try to highlight some of these features in a series of blog posts.

Drawing straight pixel perfect lines can take FOREVER. If you’re still using the pencil too to create lines one pixel at a time, there is an easier way, and this is for you.

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Photoshop Pixel Art Tips: Isometric Grids

Photoshop is a huge, multipurpose program. Because of this, some of the features that can be very helpful for pixel art are somewhat hidden, and not well known. I will try to highlight some of these features in a series of blog posts.

Isometric grids can be very helpful for creating isometric pixel art. They will help you draw straight lines and keep your objects aligned. Here I will teach you how to create your own. Below is an example I drew up in just a few minutes using an isometric grid I created.

Isomentric Grid Example

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