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