Master a variety of useful pixel art techniques for custom assets!
Pixel art remains a steadfast art style to use in games, and is particularly popular in the indie sector. While there are a variety of different ways to render pixel art, there are also foundations that can be applied fairly universally.
Working with the popular software Photoshop, you’ll explore these foundations while mastering shading, color palettes, animation sprites, different materials & objects, and more. You’ll also learn all these techniques while practically applying them to several projects, including characters and tilesets.
By the end, you’ll have not only learned several key techniques for creating pixel art, but gained insight in further customizing your 2D project’s aesthetics.
This course assumes basic familiarity with Photoshop.
You will learn how to:
- Select and apply character color palettes
- Deal with walk cycle animation sprites
- Mimic motion blur with trails
- Craft tilemap-ready tilesets
- Shade different organic materials
- Apply material-appropriate highlights to metallic objects
… and more!
WHO CAN TAKE THESE COURSES?
We start with the absolute basics and go through everything step-by-step – so even if you have zero experience in programming, you’ll be able to easily follow along.
More experienced? Whether you’re wanting to brush up, expand your skills, or learn a new technology, our courses are structured in a way that makes it easy to skip ahead to the lessons that are relevant and interesting to you.
REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING
Zenva’s courses feature quick challenges that will speed up your learning.
Access live coding lessons where you can practice coding right in your browser, and instantly see the results of any changes you make to the code:
Reinforce key concepts with in-course quizzes, which appear throughout courses:
COURSES BY THE WORLD’S BEST
Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.
YOUR COURSES, YOUR WAY
Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.
With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!
✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Download course printouts
✅ Explore interactive lessons
✅ Practice with source code
✅ Build real projects
✅ Earn completion certificates
ACHIEVE REAL RESULTS
Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!
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