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Smiley Pixel Art!

on: January 07, 2011, 07:57:55 pm
I just made a small pixel smiley :) and am wondering what I can do to make it better, here are a few things I've noticed already:
Mustache is a bit blocky, need to fix the AA

Yes, thats all I've noticed, PLEASE feel free to post C&C

Hope ya like it!

EDIT

Here is the png image: (Tell me if I need to use gif)

And here is the base I used:

And I still don't see any difference between the jpeg and png, but thats fine for me
« Last Edit: January 10, 2011, 05:39:34 pm by Gamer36 »
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Re: Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 08:39:45 pm
It needs arms.

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Re: Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 09:02:40 pm
It needs arms.
The reason it doesn't have arms is cause I'm following a (template) and it doesn't have arms but I'll try to make some.
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Re: Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 09:10:18 pm
this is a joke right? it's even .jpg

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Re: Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 09:37:03 pm
this is a joke right? it's even .jpg
Why would it be a joke, and so what if it is jpg gif and png sux
« Last Edit: January 08, 2011, 09:28:17 am by Gamer36 »
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Re: (CLOSED)Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 09:46:28 pm
gif and png keeps the pixels in tact, and jpeg screws all the pixels up so never save as jpg. You shouldn't give up so early you just started the thread today. :-\

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Re: Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011, 09:27:28 am
gif and png keeps the pixels in tact, and jpeg screws all the pixels up so never save as jpg. You shouldn't give up so early you just started the thread today. :-\
It screws up all the pixels? Here is a png: And here is a gif: And last but not least a jpeg/jpg:

EDIT

OMFG!!!! I guess my old pixel program messed 'em up, but still they all look the same, there isn't anything wrong with the jpeg :-\...
« Last Edit: January 08, 2011, 09:32:55 am by Gamer36 »
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Re: Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011, 11:47:51 am
there isn't anything wrong with the jpeg :-\...

Comparison 1
Comparison 2

Did you load up your own image, already saved as jpeg, and then just re-save as png and gif? If so, that's why you don't notice a difference. The compression already happened.

jpeg uses a technique called lossy compression to reduce the file size. It's called lossy because integrity is actually lost in the process of compression. This means pixels might not be where they were before, or may change color, to reduce the complexity of the image, thereby decreasing filesize. This is bad for pixel art, or virtually anything that isn't a high-resolution photograph.

png on the other hand uses lossless compression. The algorithm attempts to reduce filesize only by using means that do not affect the fidelity of the original, raw data.

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Re: Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011, 07:36:54 pm
Besides the JPEG issue (seriously, smart people are telling you it's a problem, why argue?) I didn't know that he had a mustache. I thought the mustache was his mouth and the mouth was an underline/underlip part of the mouth to make it look like he was frowning and grunting in horror.

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Re: Smiley Pixel Art!

Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011, 07:52:12 pm
Also, jpg compression adds colours. The gif/png one has 111 colours (which is a needlessly huge amount and makes me think your smiley was shrank down from a bigger version), while the jpg one has over 200 colours.

I also agree that the mustache thing is not at all obvious. I read it like infinitegames.
There are no ugly colours, only ugly combinations of colours.