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Pixel Power Series

Grade 7 - Adult

Ian MacLean

Ian MacLean

About the author

Ian MacLean is a professional pixel artist/animator and illustrator who has worked in the gaming industry for 16 years. He considers himself a super nerd and has the polyhedral dice, comic collection, and miniatures to prove it.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Game Design
Video Tutorial

In this Pixel Power series, Ian MacLean will be taking learners along with him to learn more about pixel art, and how to improving your workflow in GraphicsGale. These videos cover many different topics such as:

  • Using grids
  • Creating custom grids
  • Working with frames
  • Working in multiple windows to improve your workflow
  • Palette shifting, and how to improve your colour choices in your artwork!
  • Onion skinning
  • Resizing sprites properly
  • Sprite and tile sheets
  • Resetting your interface
  • Different brush types other than the 1×1 pixel brush that you can use when creating pixel art!

Check out the videos in this series to learn more.

In this series