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Tutorial - Resizing Pixel Art by firstfear Tutorial - Resizing Pixel Art by firstfear
I saw someone on Tumblr recently who didn't know how to do this so I put together a quick tutorial :).

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Click HERE for info on making Pixel images smaller
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:iconquadonx:
Quadonx Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
thx for the tut very helpful :D
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:iconmitsui-li:
Mitsui-Li Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Huggle! +fav 
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:iconclassicpandajuice:
ClassicPandaJuice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was very helpful, straight on :) thanks hun!
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:iconokank2020:
okank2020 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much.
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:iconprincessembracemlp:
PrincessEmbraceMLP Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I use gimp and this helped me! xD 
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:iconf-a-r-i-o:
F-a-r-i-o Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have gimp and didn't help me too much...
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:iconprincessembracemlp:
PrincessEmbraceMLP Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well maybe it's just me then.
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:iconf-a-r-i-o:
F-a-r-i-o Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can you tell me what you did?
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:iconprincessembracemlp:
PrincessEmbraceMLP Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well at the moment no, because my computer is being fixed. But as soon as it's back I'll send you the steps.
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F-a-r-i-o Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ok :)
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:iconjlajulia:
jlajulia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for this, so helpful :D
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:iconbitrage:
bitrage Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks, this is awesome!
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:iconpastelsneakers:
pastelsneakers Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This works on Paint.NET too :3 (if no one has pointed that out yet)
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:iconitsudemobokuga:
ItsudemoBokuGa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
you can also do in mspaint by selecting and using ctrl + on numpad (or onscreen keyboard if you don't have a numpad)
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:iconzorasteam:
ZoraSteam Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
still tring to get the hang of it 
but thank you 
helped a ton ^^
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:iconpixelatedanimal:
pixelatedanimal Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome this will help me A LOT
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:iconwiiel:
Wiiel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the help sweetheart  :*
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:iconfirstfear:
firstfear Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! ^^ <3
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:iconheartparasite:
heartparasite Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No wonder my pixel art keeps on blurring! -head thump- Sweating a little... 
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:icondollfiedream11:
DollfieDream11 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: What program do you use to make pixel art?
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:iconfirstfear:
firstfear Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
personally? Photoshop 7.0 normally. In general though any paint program with a pencil tool :)
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:icondollfiedream11:
DollfieDream11 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I've been dying to do pixel art!
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:iconfirstfear:
firstfear Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know that there are free programs out there like gimp or Paint.NET that are capable of it but people use many different programs ^^. It's kind of down to taste of workspace i guess.
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:icondollfiedream11:
DollfieDream11 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the help!
One day I will do Pixel Art.
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:iconfirstfear:
firstfear Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no problem ^^, goodluck!
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:icondollfiedream11:
DollfieDream11 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlndiecat:
lndiecat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
MOST HELPFUL THING EVER
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:iconswagstag:
swagstag Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would this work downsizing as well?
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:iconaoki-kimi:
Aoki-kimi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm,, are you know how to resize gif?
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:iconinsacove:
Insacove Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   Digital Artist
This method works for pixel gifs too! :D You just have to make sure you use a photoshop that supports animation layers -- which I think is Photoshop CS5 and up.
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:iconaoki-kimi:
Aoki-kimi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<font><font>Woah!, Thankyouu~ >w<</font></font>
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:iconge-zi:
ge-zi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
it doesn't work for me, it changed the pixel shape and made it all awkward ._.Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 2.13.50 AM by HimeJim  
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z0mdee Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say the pixels are pretty damn crisp still. No blurred or spread pixels everywhere. Which is what the tutorial is going for Sweating a little... 
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:iconge-zi:
ge-zi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah they aren't, but the pixels aren't cleaned up. 
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope this works with GIMP. I'll try it sometime.
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:iconnikolaimcfist:
NikolaiMcFist Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I seriously have been searching for an answer for this for so long but people were saying stuff like take screenshots and whatever else. But this worked perfectly. Thank you thank you thank you!
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gabiemiller Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
thank you!!
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:iconenderdragonfarmy:
Enderdragonfarmy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there a way to do this on MS paint?
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:iconseesamsketch:
SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!!! Your art is beautiful.
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:iconkunou:
Kunou Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconshaygar:
ShayGar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student
Soooo good to know, thank you. :hug:
It's a shame shrinky them doesn't work as well though. :P
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:iconashita-no-jyo:
ashita-no-jyo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this <3
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:iconakicandy:
AkiCandy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OuO but how do you get photoshop Dx don't you have to pay?
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:iconmiss-ag:
Miss-Ag Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, tank ew very much! I never knew i could resize without it losing that crisp clean pixel look
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:iconcelvas:
Celvas Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
This is very helpful. I do thank you a ton. :huggle:
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:iconsonamyandanimals:
sonamyandanimals Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
thanks so much for the tutorial always I want know how to do it!
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:iconlewalou:
LeWalou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Can you resize like that in SAI? i've tried everything but there's no option to do it with a nearest neighbor algorithm.


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:iconmiso-tai:
Miso-tai Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This very helpful, Thank you so much. ^ ^
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:iconfoxtone:
FoxTone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Digital Artist
What should I do if I only have Paint Tool Sai?
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:iconmiyochisan:
Miyochisan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Use Binary :) (Smile)
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