THE 2D GAME ARTIST: DESIGN SIMPLE PIXEL ART FROM SCRATCH Free Download
Make 2D art for games. From icons to animations. Using GIMP – the free Photoshop alternative.
What you’ll learn
- Master GIMP’s powerful interface
- Convey meaning through shape and colour
- Use GIMPs fundamental drawing tools
- Work with layers for complex images
- Create gradients, drop shadows and reflections
- Organise and professionally export your work.
- Work to a specification like a pro
- Create pixel art assets for your games
- Create your own character
- Becoming a digital artist
- You need a Mac or PC capable of running GIMP (most are!)
- You only need a mouse or trackpad to get started!
- Optional: Wacom stylus or similar for later sections
- You can organise, move and rename files
This course is continually being updated, with additional new content being added every week.
GIMP is a super powerful, free, 2D art package. It’s also ‘open source’ which means it’s owned by the community, and constantly updated. Most of the features of the much more expensive Photoshop are available, giving you the power to create industry strength 2D art.
The challenge with this package is it can be intimidating for beginners, especially those who don’t have much confidence in art or drawing. We make learning from scratch easy with our simple step-by-step process.
Even if you have no prior experience in drawing, or computer art, we’ll take you from the very basics. By investing in a structured course like this you’ll learn faster and more effectively than on your own, just check-out our latest reviews.
We provide challenges in every video to cement your knowledge, an active community of students and instructors to help you if you get stuck, and continuous updates to the course to improve the learning journey.
How is the course structured?
- We start by helping you master GIMP’s interface
- Then we constrain you to just 8×8 pixels, to get you started
- Moving on we add colour, contrast and more to bring your images alive
- In section 2 we increase our canvas to 32×2 and beyond
- By the end of the course you’ll be able to create great looking 2D icons.
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