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Sage's Guide To Making Anything Into Pixel Art

Pixel Art Sage Guide

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#1 Sage

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

You will need the following:

-GIMP, or a similar image editing software. Get GIMP for free here: http://download.cnet...4-10073935.html

-An image of your choice saved to your computer

-The gold required to make it

-The land required to build it

 

Forewarning:

Things aren't going to look exactly like the original image. Colors may have to be changed in certain areas to make up for the lack of color options.

Detail may or may not be lost depending on how large you're willing to build, what you build, and what colors you use.

 

Step 1 - Choose an image. I'll be using this loli girl wallpaper Zooty provided here:

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Step 2 - Edit your image. Open the image with GIMP, then in the top menu go to Filters > Blur > Pixelize.

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Next, set your Pixel Width. The smaller your pixel width, the more detailed (and larger) the art will be. Use your judgement. In this example I set my pixel width to 3.

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Now you're going to want your image to be more 'pixel-like'. So adjust your brightness-contrast. High contrast, low brightness works best.

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Step 3 - Changing the colors. At the top go to Image > Mode >Indexed...

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Look for 'maximum number of colors' and set it to something realistic for your image to be made in 8bitmmo. Like 8.

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Now go to Windows > Dockable Dialogs >Colormap. Here you will see the current colors being used in your image. If a color isn't available in 8bitMMO, change it to something else. I had to change the brownish color into roof-orange (shown), the lavender/violet color into red (not shown), and very light violet into grey (not shown).

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After you have it how you want it, go to File > Export As and save it somewhere. Now reopen it, zoom in, and get to work!

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#2 SneakySneakers

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:50 PM

After Sage nervously waited for Zooty's opinion on the artwork, one single anwser came from Zooty's mouth: http://www.gamespray...440_preview.png (only sent link because some mod power having flabsarges seek any reason for Robby to give me warning points).


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#3 Zooty

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:03 PM

This tutorial is brilliant, not only because the picture is beautiful. But because the picture is beautiful.
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#4 SneakySneakers

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:06 PM

This tutorial is brilliant, not only because the picture is hot. But because the picture is hot.

FTFY


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#5 Sage

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 04:28 AM

>takes time to make a guide for the community

>only comments are about the picture I used

 

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#6 Zooty

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:52 AM

I have no use for this guide. I wanna build REAL pixel art.

This is real pixel art you dolt, it's not as if you can get fake pixel art.


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#7 Zooty

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

dude, you can just post the picture made and say it's yours

.-.

 

How much of the pixel art, that you can see on the megamap is original?

A lot of it is sports team logos, mario, lawyer cats etc


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#8 SneakySneakers

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

>takes time to make a guide for the community

>only comments are about the picture I used

 

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Okay, but i will do it in strong British: Fine Chap, this is me a fine hoffing guide, dear sir!


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#9 Zooty

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

um......... thats really awkward. And not my fault.

It is your fault, you upset my Hermit!


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#10 Sage

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

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'Your' hermit? Like a pet or do you really own a slave?

For crying out loud, the ride never ends. This topic is in 8bitMMO. Whatever sick S&M fantasies you've cooked up about hermit and zooty need to stay either in your head or in General Chat. I've already had to hide like 10 of your posts today. This is getting ridiculous. Not to mention this post:

I have no use for this guide. I wanna build REAL pixel art.

Which is seriously rude. "I have no use for this guide." Then don't comment in the thread. See? That wasn't so hard.

"I wanna build REAL pixel art." What is REAL pixel art? Something you copy off of Google? Oh please.

Yes, I am mad.


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#11 Black_Jack

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:36 AM

*Off topic*

Poor Sage

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*On topic*

Do you think this process would work for a panaramic landscape image? I've been considering doing a pixel art of the New York coastline, but a portrait is one thing, a large portion of a major city is another. I'd rather not start something that is going to be several thousand blocks long on the short side if I can just pixelate it a bunch to bring it down in size.


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#12 Sage

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

*Off topic*

Poor Sage

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*On topic*

Do you think this process would work for a panaramic landscape image? I've been considering doing a pixel art of the New York coastline, but a portrait is one thing, a large portion of a major city is another. I'd rather not start something that is going to be several thousand blocks long on the short side if I can just pixelate it a bunch to bring it down in size.

Yeah, it will work. In the step where I mention 'pixel size' and set it to 3, set yours to something a lot higher. 6-7 is still rather small, 10-11 is pushing it. It will still be a few hundred blocks wide though.You could always crop your image slightly.


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#13 AlexINF

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 10:23 PM

You help me 10000000000%



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 03:36 PM

The comment above. ^^^^^^^^^^^


You do you.


#15 Sage

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 04:02 PM

Why did you bump this thread?

There's a like button btw -_-

I'm not quite sure why this thread was bumped either, however I'm kind of glad it was. I'd like to see more pixel artists spring up.


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

Nice guide and all, but the pic is awfully shady :/
Why not use this DevArt GoT banner instead? uQzEHlG.jpg
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#17 Sage

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 07:36 PM

the pic is awfully shady :/

 

I'll be using this loli girl wallpaper Zooty provided here

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Never forget

 

As for that logo, yeah that'd be a cool thing to add to the game. Minus the ponies :P


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