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    Posted by ero at 1/3/2015 8:30:00 AM | 0 comments

    Miss your Mac/Pc? Do you have an Ipad? At bed? Travelling?

    This app its really helpful and awesome.


    Posted by eishiya at 12/25/2014 9:34:00 AM | 0 comments

    A tool to use with BitFontMaker2 that lets you create your pixel fonts in the pixel editor of your choice without having to (re)draw it in BitFontMaker. You load your image, and the tool generates code you can import into BitFontMaker2, which will then turn it into a TTF font for you.


    Posted by eishiya at 12/25/2014 9:29:00 AM | 0 comments

    A pixel font editor that runs in your browser. You can export your font as a TTF. The site also features a gallery of user-created fonts, many of which are available for free use even in commercial projects.


    Posted by Sonnenstein at 12/22/2014 12:36:00 AM | 0 comments

    Make Pixel Art is a game-like drawing environment focused on creating low-res pixelized drawings. AppStore and Chrome Store


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 12/9/2014 8:32:00 AM | 0 comments

    Personal favorite mobile games developer. Maker of Fairune and the upcoming Drancia which has been used as the basis for the popular Slayin. Shares his palettes and his Twitter gives info on his development.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 12/9/2014 8:26:00 AM | 0 comments

    Great tumblr page dedicated to video game animated gifs, loads of excellent references to look at.


    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 12/3/2014 5:39:00 PM | 0 comments

    A similar program to Pyxel Edit. Free trial is available, comes in Window and Mac flavours.


    Posted by jenninexus at 11/19/2014 7:16:00 PM | 0 comments

    Official personal website with examples of my explorations through digital realms, 3D, nature photography, pixel art, Flash animation etc. 


    Posted by sahwar at 10/14/2014 6:13:00 AM | 0 comments

    Description taken from the official website:

    "Beneton Movie GIF is a free animated GIF editor. It is very easy to use and has all the features you need.

    Features:

    • Supports 48 file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, and AVI
    • Multiple frames selecting
    • Drag and drop frames for a quick editing
    • 20 different effects, divided in 2 big categories: normal and animated
    • Supports individual frame properties: delay and transparent for each frame
    • Save and load a batch of frames (frame1.bmp, frame2.bmp, etc.)
    • A complete built-in image editor with many tools (pencil, shapes, airbrush, alpha brush, fill, selection, text)
    • A simple preview window that previews individual frames or the animation with options such as zoom, loop, etc.
    • Language(s): currently only English, but more languages could be supported in future versions.

    "

    It works under Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or 7 (and maybe 8 and 8.1?).


    Posted by sahwar at 10/14/2014 6:05:00 AM | 0 comments

    PaintStar is a freeware graphics/image editor similar to the GIMP and Paint.NET. It has 25 tools, including a pencil tool and a brush tool. Its features also include (for v2.70): gradients, textures, alpha transparency, layers, paths, a zoom with a grid (10%-2000%), TWAIN support for importing images from scanners and digital cameras, a canvas size of up to 5000x5000 pixels, more than 100 filters/effects, as well as a normal and an indexed palette for editing GIFs with a limited number of colors (up to 256). It supports more than 30 image formats and is available for (i.e. works under) Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and later.


    Posted by Yanrishatum at 10/9/2014 12:03:00 AM | 1 comments

    This Image Specs Tool scan given image, and then shows you a color percentage. It uses same design, as Blueberry Pie's Image Specs Tool, but in addition can highlight colors, so you can see, where exactly it used, and even process animated gifs with per-frame and overall statistics!

    Please note, that this link is only until this tool is installed on PJ.


    Posted by sahwar at 10/2/2014 5:11:00 AM | 0 comments

    PictBear is a pixel art editor with support for a palette, layers and brushes. It's available as freeware and supports English and Japanese. It's similar to Paint.NET.


    Posted by megachrono at 9/28/2014 9:11:00 PM | 0 comments

    An arcade font database and tool to make text images with them.


    Posted by sahwar at 9/28/2014 12:19:00 PM | 0 comments

    Game Develop (GDevelop) is a full featured, open source game development software, allowing to create HTML5 and native games (i.e. Linux or Windows executables) without needing any knowledge in a specific programming language. All the game logic is made thanks to an intuitive and powerful event based system.
    It's similar to Scirra Construct v1/v2, but it's complete open source.


    Posted by Blastbit Team at 9/8/2014 12:32:00 AM | 0 comments

    Subscribe to our twitter) There you will find more pictures and news about our games)


    Posted by TheInternetsGirlfriend at 9/5/2014 2:50:00 PM | 0 comments

    I find it incredibly helpful to have a 100% view on the left and then a zoomed in version to work on and here is how:) 


    Posted by TheInternetsGirlfriend at 9/2/2014 2:53:00 PM | 0 comments

    Life drawing models that I have found really helpful for practising anatomy  


    Posted by FakeBart at 7/26/2014 9:00:00 AM | 0 comments

    Faketown is an avatar based chat environment for pixel artists. Upload art, videos and photos to a personalized scene and chat with other creators via pixel-perfect avatar sprites!


    Posted by ui_ at 7/23/2014 5:22:00 PM | 0 comments

    A personal list of the things i found on the internet related to pixel art.


    Posted by king_bobston at 7/17/2014 5:58:00 AM | 0 comments

    If you have a lot of images on your hardrive and the normal folder system fails to sort them, hydrus is a nice solution. You load you images into the database and tag them. The tool comes with some extras (search for duplicates, download options for different sites and sharing options) and gets updated almost every week.


    Posted by imagiacian at 7/7/2014 11:32:00 PM | 0 comments

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    Posted by jalonso at 6/27/2014 6:02:00 AM | 0 comments

    A huge list of free 2D, 3D and other tools. Links compiled by Kato
     http://www.united3dartists.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3687


    Posted by JustinGameDesign at 5/31/2014 8:08:00 AM | 0 comments

    Features a tips and tricks section with a chrome tutorial that was of particular use to me. The full list:

    Color
    1-1 Grayscale
    1-2 Gold
    1-3 Color Replacement

    Shading
    2-1 Sphere
    2-2 Cylinder
    2-3 Metallic Objects

    Composition
    3-1 Complicated Objects
    3-2 Applying Textures

    Transformation
    4-1 Selection Tools
    4-2 Effect with Option Drag
    4-3 Resizing

    Mask
    5-1 Deep Mask


    Posted by JustinGameDesign at 5/31/2014 7:59:00 AM | 0 comments

    An excellent resource for gaming history and innumerable screenshots of pixel art from games of all eras, featuring comparison screenshots of different ports of the same game.


    Posted by JustinGameDesign at 5/31/2014 7:55:00 AM | 0 comments

    Things covered in this episode:
    - The anatomy of a basic tileset
    - Setting up and using Photoshop's grid system for making tiles
    - Using Photoshop's Offset filter to make tiles seamless
    - Adapting a tiling texture into a tileset
    - Some results of a finished basic tileset
    - Thoughts and some opinions!


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