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Pixel a Capcom background by Kiwi-RGB Pixel a Capcom background by Kiwi-RGB
This is a companion piece to SPEED SPRITING WITH PHOTOSHOP, so check out that one for a better look at some of the main tricks mentioned here.

The goal with all these tutorials, as always, is to get more people able to make better-looking pixel art, faster.

If you decide to try it out, be sure to start off easy with a Gameboy palette. See if you can follow along to that galaxy example.

And for those wondering, final image is here
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Given 2009-08-12
Pixel a Capcom background by *Kiwi-RGB Ive never seen so much useful information in one tutorial. It shows one of the many methods one can use to create a detailed image in pixel. I was initially going to give the DD to the image this is all based from, but this can be so much more appreciated by our community as a whole. ( Featured by Mistress-Jaeden )
HiddenWorlds Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this one too. Not sure I could accomplish this but could maybe try with backgrounds a bit so faving.
chesney Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Congratulations on this DD. You certainly deserve it. I'm glad something from the TC image got selected. :)
chesney Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Also, "the art has to look good before the pixeling to look good after the pixeling"

I'm going to need some help wrapping my brain around that'un! This is full of a ton of information. And it's pretty cool seeing how it was built, too. Thanks so much for making it! Perhaps someday... :)
Kiwi-RGB Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
easy translation: if it's a bad drawing before you start, pixeling it isn't going to magically make it good, so make sure you spend your time/energy on something worthwhile.

and what's with the reply to yourself, those don't show up in my messages :faint:
chesney Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Yeah, I realized what it meant not 5 seconds after I hit "send." :dummy: I'm not sure what state of mind I was in when I didn't get that. Sure would be embarrassing if I were really that stupid! Oh, and I replied to myself to avoid spamming you, and because I knew you would see it eventually. :)
TheOnlyHorse Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GIMP ftw
saiyan-frost Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been thinking of trying out a pixel background, this has shown me some very helpful methods of doing so. Thanks so much for sharing this!
Kiwi-RGB Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Ah, very good -- I hope you get good results with this
saiyan-frost Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm sure I will :D (or at least better results than previous pixel artworks I've done :meow: ).
Metaru Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
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