How to save pixel art In this tutorial I will show you how to save pixel art. Saving is definitely one of the most important things and I have seen how someone messes up his work by just saving to wrong format a lot. So, I hope this tutorial will help you all.
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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!
IDK what software your using, but I've never seen a BMP do that unless it was indexed and switched to a different pallet. Also GIF works just fine if you stay within a 256 pallet. For true color however I agree, PNG is probably best for file/color/lossless.
I want to post my pixel art onto deviantart, (so people can actually USE them, unlike .jpg or .jpeg) but it says I can't and it is saying something is wrong with my category, all I did was Digital Art>Pixel Art> Any of these> and then one or the other (Isometric or Non-Isometric) and it still won't let me post the pixel art, I have the pixel art at it's original size as when I first made it, (I also put the Color Palette on for some people) I have the border set so that it is 1 pixel away from the edge (where I cannot "paint") and I don't know whats wrong! I also don't know how to save it to a different file type.... I'm hopeless....
I am actually saving them as .JPEG images, so im not sure if that will exactly cover it, because I want people to be able to copy/paste my pixel art and use it, and the only current thing I have up right now is my griffin I made and that actually IS a .PNG image, but it took me a while to get it like that...
well, all the deviations I have up right now are all .PNG and I tried pasting them onto MS Panit and they worked out perfectly! I couldn't have done it without you! thanks a lot, now I can finally start posting more and more Deviantions here from my YouTube Channel!! (xXGameBoyIanXx) thanks!
Hi, I have a question. OK, imagine I've already painted my pixel art (I'M using PS) and saved it while painting as a .psd file. Now I want to use it as an ID photo for let's say facebook (so, I need a much higher resolution) but I still want the individual pixel-steps to be visible (but no jpeg artifacts, of course). What would be the right way to increase the resolution of my image, and what would be the right file format to save in? PNG? I guess the question is essentially, how did you increase the size of your "box" in this tutorial to make it more visible (without forcing people to touch the screen with their noses )? I'm sorry if this is a nooby question, but I've only done two pixel images so far - and that was years ago Thanks in advance! Murdock49
I cheated, that's how I did it. All my pixel art lines are usually 1x1 pixel and not more, so they are really tiny. However I need to show a bigger image if I want to make a tutorial. So I just zoom my pixel art picture in and take a screenshot or print screen, however you want to call it. I open the screenshot and cut out the part I want to show to others. So basically the line that was originally 1x1 pixels is now much bigger, for example 10x10 pixels. I guess that this is the only real way how you can make the resolution bigger because simply changing the image size in photoshop would mess things up. And yes, I would take .png.