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Pixel Icon TUTORIAL by Miitsune Pixel Icon TUTORIAL by Miitsune
UPDATE:
I save my icons in Photoshop as GIFs c: The background is transparent, I don't have layer with white bg!
You can also save it as png file with transparent background in SAI, but you won't be able to add animation then.
I will tell more about it in the next tutorial c:
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Pfffff finially I've finihed it! /// sigh
forgive me my mistakes in English ; n ;
This is my first tutorial, but I hope it can be helpful!
Feel free to ask questions if you don't understand something c: Also I'm going to make another tutorial about animation^^

As I said, please do not use my icon base or I will find you hehe :iconheplz:
And please, at least fav this tutorial if you use it c: Enjoy!

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:iconayumae:
Ayumae Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student
Very useful tutorial! 
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:iconmem-schuriscloa:
mem-schuriscloa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial!  : ) I usually don't know what amount of pixels to start off with. O:
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:iconarstyliri:
ArstyLiri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was so useful! <3 I never thought of doing a base first :giggle:. Thank you for this amazing tutorial :3
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Kittencraft Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it possible to do this in different programs?
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:iconxxsilentsouls:
xXSilentSouls Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You may have figured it out by now, but as long as they have all the right tools (resizing the base layer, a pixel brush, transparency), you should be able to!
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:iconkittencraft:
Kittencraft Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! :D
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:iconbouncerarceus:
BouncerArceus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing tutorial! It really helped me! :D
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:iconbarouge:
Barouge Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  New Deviant
Hey you, I like your Art-Style. ♥
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:icongnizam-p:
Gnizam-P Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1 problem. my art sucks XD
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:iconxfwuffmomox:
XFwuffmomoX Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why, but when I try to use my binary tool, it looks nothing like that.  Anyone have some suggestions? o-o
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:iconcrimsontheblade:
Crimsontheblade Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
MAybe its because of either the size of the canvas or the size of the brush :3
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:iconxfwuffmomox:
XFwuffmomoX Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fixed it, but thank you though.
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:iconnight-tea:
Night-Tea Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This really helped!
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:iconcrescent-moon123:
crescent-moon123 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Can you use this to make group icons? :3
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:icongallinaceus:
Gallinaceus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
This will help me SO MUCH. Thanks you! ; * ;
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:icontianera:
Tianera Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for that wonderful tutorial :) Just tried my first Pixel Icon ^.^
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:iconhaniister:
Haniister Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

I just wanna say that it's rare for me to find a tutorials that actually help me. This definitely helped me. Thank you soo much. 
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:iconmiragepf:
miragepf Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much
it good tutorial
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:icondaichichi:
Daichichi Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This was helpful, thankies!
I used to create my icons in photoshop but as I started working more and more with SAI this is useful to know!
(At least the thingy with the transparent brush instead of the eraser... <.<)
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:iconhanabiarts:
HanabiArts Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure, if SAI has it, but you'd probably be able to work with masking layers too
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:icondaichichi:
Daichichi Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure either. But I can look it up ^^
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:iconakioneko:
Akioneko Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you zoom in the
picture?
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:iconsadgem:
sadgem Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
aaah wow ok this isnt about pixel art exactly but
how exactly do you do the hair like that? with the separate strands and such? its something ive been trying to do but cant really get x__x
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:iconthe-mysticdreams:
The-MysticDreams Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi :)
I have a question. Is the resolution the size and width of the canvas or is it the resolution? Or does both setting have to be the same?
(I am using gimp)
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:iconkijierqwert:
kijierqwert Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The resolution determines how much pixels are in an inch for when you're printing artwork, so for pixel art it doesn't matter. 
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:iconmiitsune:
Miitsune Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The same, I guess :D
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:iconemarazzla:
Emarazzla Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the resolution is the height and width of the canvas :)
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:iconcherie-stenson:
cherie-stenson Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!Hug Love 
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:iconmitsui-li:
Mitsui-Li Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Huggle! +fav 
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:iconaaoni:
Aaoni Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Omg thx so much!!! <3
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:iconfewd-forever:
Fewd-Forever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do yew play fantage? ouo
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:iconaaoni:
Aaoni Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes xP
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:iconlolikittens:
LoliKittens Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Now i find pixels not miserable!
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:iconmalfey:
Malfey Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have SAI ;-; What brush presets should I use on photoshop?
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:iconmiitsune:
Miitsune Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pencil tool if I'm not mistaken c:
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:iconmalfey:
Malfey Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay! thanks so much!
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:iconcutiemintdoodle:
CutieMintDoodle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This was really helpful for making my icon. Thanks!
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:iconkremmeii:
kremmeii Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Helpful!~
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:iconmarine-starss:
Marine-Starss Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This works also in MS Paint, right? Just without layers :3 I'm new to SAI so I'm not completely sure how to do stuff, so I guess I'll pixel in paint for now.  
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Paradox-pony Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gift for waifu by Paradox-pony  ahh ;v; thanks for the help...thats what i managed to make <3 do you maybe have any advice for curls? they're very hard to do with pixels...
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:iconlilpreciouspaws:
LilPreciousPaws Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHH! <3 This was SUPER helpful for Me!! ^-^

BARK! BARK! by ShepyPaws
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:iconyuukina18:
Yuukina18 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! this is very helpful!!
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:iconaka-turtle:
Aka-turtle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for making this tutorial, it was so helpful!
I used it and was able to make my current icon
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:iconautumn-fest:
Autumn-Fest Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yay this tutorial helped. ^^
this is what I got.
Attempted Pixel X( by Autumn-Fest
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:iconmiitsune:
Miitsune Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it was helpful^^
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:iconautumn-fest:
Autumn-Fest Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yes yes. =u=
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:iconprincesswateraqua:
princesswateraqua Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
cute!!
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:iconterramarmsxiii:
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, this rules!
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:iconalanasvictory:
AlanasVictory Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you soo much~!
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:iconlo-dessine:
Lo-Dessine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Hi! I love your work :3 Can you explain me how do you do to animate it? :) (Sorry for my poor english :( )
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