Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 1, 2010
Duration
3h 10m
Description

In this collection of lessons, we will focus on creating isometric pixel art in Photoshop. We'll get started by learning what isometric projection is and how it is created using pixel art. During the first half of this course we will learn the basic workflows for creating pixel art by building a simple fire hydrant. We'll break the object down into basic shapes, use those shapes to create the objects outlines, then add color, shadows and highlights. We'll finish our fire hydrant off by learning how to use dithering to create softer diffused shadows and highlights. During the second half of this course, we will use our knowledge to create a much larger composition. First, we'll learn some time saving tips like creating custom brushes and recording actions that will make the process of creating pixel art much faster. Next, we will walk step by step through creating a detailed, isometric pixel art scene. During this process, we'll learn how to create a gable style roof, a tile able brick pattern and interesting textures using dithering. Software required: Photoshop CS5.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on creating Isometric pixel art in Photoshop, presented by Digital Tutors, an Adobe authorized training partner. My name is Eddie, and I'll be walking you through the process of using Photoshop to build isometric pixel art one pixel at a time. We'll get started by learning what Isometric Projection is, and how it is created using pixel art. During the first half of this course, we'll learn the basic work flows for creating pixel art by building a simple fire hydrant. We'll break the object down into basic shapes, use those shapes to create the object's outlines, then add color, shadows, and highlights. We'll finish off our fire hydrant by learning how to use dithering to create softer, diffused shadows and highlights. During the second half of this course, we'll use our knowledge to create a much larger composition. First we'll learn some time saving tips like creating custom brushes, and recording actions that will make the process of creating pixel art much faster. Next, we'll walk step by step through creating a detailed, isometric pixel art scene. During this process, we'll learn how to create a gable style roof, a tileable brick pattern, and interesting textures using dithering, so let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.