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Creating Isometric Pixel Art in Photoshop

by Eddie Russell

In this collection of lessons, we will focus on creating isometric pixel art in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS5.

What you'll learn

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

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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