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How to add textures to pixel art
This is the second part of my pixel art tutorial series. This time I will teach you how to add textures to pixel art. If you don't know what pixel art is or you would like to start from the beginning then look at my other tutorial How to start with 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.
Enjoy!
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:icondjatomica69:
DJatomica69 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
I'm curious, what program do you use? Paint.net?
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vanmall Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MS Paint from windows xp. :)
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:iconpfmpaulo:
pfmpaulo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Pretty cool, did it in about an hour, and it is easier than it looks, thank you very much.
Hope to see more.
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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:iconrockruu:
Rockruu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fuck that took me a year to do... I swear...
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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:iconfingerdance:
fingerdance Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Excuse me sir! I know this post is out of date but I have one question. How could i fill color without draw all the texture again ? 
I'm using ms paint to keep your tut as simple as possible :)
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Marine-Starss Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think copy/pasting would help ^^ But you have to turn on transparent selection to do that 
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HelloMyNameIsKayla Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your pixel art tutorials are absolutely brilliant! :) I've been doing pixel art for a long  time but I always like to improve; these tutorials help a lot, if not with techniques, with inspiration.
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've done this it's so hard :') . Please tell me how i find colors like yours u'm using paint in windows 7 and i love the colors you used ^^
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vanmall Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately I'm not quite sure on how it works with windows 7 paint, since i don't use it myself. But if you have a little tool like ColorPic (free) then it's easy to find all the colors you need. :nod:
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:iconfifi-kawaii:
fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much i'll try that
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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17nobleCREEPERS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Can you pleaaaaaaaaase make one of how to make animals?
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe some day. :nod:
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17nobleCREEPERS Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Ok :D
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justrob Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
What I'd like to know is, how do you accurately calculate the amount of pixels you should use for the space between the vertical lines? I've been trying to figure this out for 30 minutes now and whatever I do I don't end up with even spaces. 
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vanmall Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it makes it easier for you then you can use some kind of other color to help you and later erase it. For example paint 3-4 pixels (however wide you want your gap to be) with one color and after that use 1 pixel of other color. And then do it again if you know what I mean. And that way you can get even gaps. :nod:
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suyaydrey Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Yesterday I started with first tutorial, now I'm doing this.
I think that your tutorials are very good. 
Thanks for share them

Sorry if my english not is good, I speak Spanish.  

thank you 
gracias :D 
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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:iconpatina4:
patina4 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Hey, I have a question. How can I change color on for example #8e721c in MS paint, because I can't choose color looking like this in tutorial??
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, I didn't think about it when I made this tutorial. One of the big downsides is that you can't work much with colors in MS Paint, that's why I'm using ColorPic just to help myself out with colors when I make pixel art in MS Paint.
But MS Paint uses Hex, so to get this same color on MS Paint then double click one of the colors on your color section and it should open another window where you can mix your own colors. Press "define custom color" and on the right side you will see a current color with a lot of fields where you have numbers in. Put these values - hue:45 sat:205 red:142 grn:114 blue:28 and it should work. :)
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patina4 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thank you for answering. :)
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :)
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fusiondax Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Done! I did it. It's really cool. I drew it all over.

As I use Paint, I discover Special trick to make the work faster: copy/paste.

I made the texture only once. After, I Copy, I put it aside, I remove what I don't want (the Drawing is in diagonal, and the copy catcher is flat), and I paste the texture for every bricks.

I felt like a genious drawing this, thanks.
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Pookaball Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's called tiling ;)
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:iconfusiondax:
fusiondax Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah? it has a name, now.
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, you can do it like this. With bigger projects I do the same thing and it makes things so much easier. :)
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Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Excellent Work ...............!
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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HecklerInk-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
These Tutorials Are Great! :D
Very well done and easy to follow! :squee:
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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HecklerInk-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:nod: No Problem! :D
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whombat30 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student General Artist
For some reason, The time went from one star to five stars. :| But this tutorial is one of the best ones on the internet. I SWEAR.
How on earth did you do that thing for the roof? I can't figure it out.
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vanmall Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see time as one star or do you mean the next tutorial after this one. And thank you. :)

I don't know how to really explain how I made this roof. Basically I did it in a same way as I did with all the textures, I just left some bigger caps. And I also lowered that center part of the roof so it would like an edge around the cube. I guess the best way to understand would be to download the tutorial, open it in microsoft paint or in some kind of similar program and zoom in. These are tutorials, that's why I have download links enabled on the right side of the page. ;)

I hope it helped a bit. :aww:
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Mymagic1212 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How do you do the top at the end?
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vanmall Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is really hard to explain it like this. :)
If you can then download the tutorial and open it in microsoft paint or something similar to that and zoom in. Easiest way to understand. :aww:
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xiroir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
is it normal that i spent more then 3 hours trying to make this? XD
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, it means that you are dedicated. :lol:
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xiroir Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
haha thanks XD
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aire73 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Whoa, you're so good and you're so patient. I'm loving these tutorials!! I wanna try but I don't think I could stand 3D-ing those bricks!! Omg...
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
It isn't actually that hard, so you should try. ;)
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:iconaire73:
aire73 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh, your awesome stuff prompted me to do some simple pieces of my own, which I recently just posted, actually. I'm kinda happy with how they came out. I haven't tried textures yet though and I'm horrible at shading palettes, but I'll sure try ;)
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It takes time, don't worry about it. :)
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:iconaire73:
aire73 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist
:tighthug:
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:iconfurana:
Furana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what program do you use?
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MS Paint.
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:iconfurana:
Furana Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks
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Chibi-NinjaX3 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I'm not that good of a pixel artist.
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