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[link] Enhance Your Pixel Art With a Stylized Beveled Pixel Effect

Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:53 AM

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A quick option to make your graphics pop!


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Many game developers are programmers first and artists second. Whether you’re using pixel art because you prefer the "retro" look, or you just don’t have the time or experience to take your art to the next level, this simple effect can greatly increase the visual appeal of your game.

This beveled pixel style is accomplished by first enlarging your 1:1 pixel art while maintaining the original aspect ratio. Then, through a very simple process that can be applied during asset creation or at runtime, you can turn your standard pixel art into something that looks great even at HD resolutions. The effect is so simple that it can be applied in nearly any programming language, development environment, and engine. In this tutorial, I will introduce you to beveled pixels in such a way that you will confidently be able to implement this effect in your own game projec


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