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Pixel Art / Re: Help Needed!
« on: September 13, 2013, 12:32:20 am »

Hi Decroded, thank you so much for the tips. Here's what I tried to do, taking your suggestions and Arne's edit into consideration:

I like this a lot better but I'm still having problem trying to figure out an effective and dynamic palette. I wasn't sure if I wanted to include the indent of the leaves, but I added in just to experiment. My least favorite part is probably the bark and the roots, but I'm not quite sure how to do it better in such a small area. Thanks again.

Pixel Art / Re: Help Needed!
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:00:19 pm »

Hi Arne, thanks so much for the tips. I tried to work with 9 colors but I'm still having problem coming up with a more dynamic palette and understanding the structure of the tree. The grouping of the leaves and them individually are giving me a hard time.

I think part of the problem is that I'm not working in the same dimensions your example was in, but I'm not quite sure how to fix that.

Pixel Art / Help Needed!
« on: September 09, 2013, 08:59:59 am »
Hi! Today is the first time I looked into the actual mechanics of pixel art and gave my first tries. My very first tutorials are [here] and [here].

The tutorials mention but don't explain AA very well, so I had to research online on my own, and I came across this [explanation]. I read this explanation after I my first attempts:

Because I haven't exactly figured out how to tailor Photoshop settings for pixel art, I ended up entirely relying on the automatic AA function Photoshop provides. I feel fairly lukewarm about how it turned out because some parts are overly AA'd while other parts are not AA'd at all due to my unfamiliarity with the software functions and my lack of understanding regarding the technicalities of AA. So here are my questions: How can I practice manual AA and exactly how do I do it? Had I done manual AA, how would the aesthetic change? How can I improve this generally?

Thank you for reading and more exercises to come!

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