Pixel Bees Lesson 1


Letís Learn to Pixel


Written and Copyright © Teresa Talerico 2010

This is my own creation; any similarities to other tutorials are purely coincidental and unintentional.

Move the hand along each step you are on so you don't lose track:

Just left click on the hand and drag to where your at:


Letís start this out with telling you what a pixel is. A pixel is a very small dot if you will that you use many of to form a small picture. You can make them as big as you wish or as small as you wish. In the following lessons you are going to learn how to create your own drawings, how to count out pixel charts; color them, pixel from a picture and pixel from even a cartoon.


There are many pixel sites out there but if you want to use their work you have to pay for it. What we are going to learn here is how to make your own and get you comfortable in working with them. Pixel art is time consuming but well worth the final result that you will get.

Step 1) Open a new work space of 250 x 250

Step 2) Click on your paint brush and in your tool options use your default settings

Step 3) Change your foreground to any color you wish to use.

Step 4) Now zoom your workspace up around 500 to 800 I personally use 800 since it is easier n the eyes


Step 5) Go to the middle as close as you can and left mouse click one time.


In the screen shot below notice where the slide bars are at and where my one pixel is at. That is very close to center. That is how small your pixel is zoomed in at 800.

This is your one pixel at 100%

Step 6) So you see that you will be working very tiny but you will be very impressed with your results!


Step 7) Now what I want you to do is zoom your pixel work canvas up as big as you wish and make 9 pixel colors all different colors


Step 8) Screen shot your work at your zoomed in point then crop your work down so you can send it in.


Home Work!

1)   Send in your screen shot of your nine different pixel colors.


I hope you have enjoyed this lesson!



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