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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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:iconthe-mysticdreams:
The-MysticDreams Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional 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 2 days ago  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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:iconwafflez-of-equestria:
Wafflez-of-Equestria 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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:iconparadox-pony:
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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:iconmylastel:
mylastel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I always wanted to try making a pixel but I really don't know how. Hmm.. I think this tutorial could help me. Actually, I think I realized something: while trying it out on GIMP, I often used eraser which really made my work weird. :laughing: Here, I learned that I could actually adjust the opacity instead. Yehey! :dummy:
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:iconjhon-arts:
jhon-arts Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
omfg thank you so much
this is the best tutorial anyones made for pixel~
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:iconophie-chan:
Ophie-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will do it >:3
Thanks for the tutorial ! :iconmahfeelzplz:
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LIQUID-N-E-O-N Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used!<3

Thanks so much this was so helpful and these where my results~
SHALEY {GIFT} by LiLi-Silver  Double icon for me and SolarDovaTinBear by LiLi-Silver  
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:iconginathepuppy:
Ginathepuppy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very useful thanks!
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:iconkiyomi--hime:
Kiyomi--Hime Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Digital Artist
trying this put
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:iconlunaangel-eclipse:
LunaAngel-Eclipse Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you make a tutorial on basics of Paint Tool Sai? Luna = noob.
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:icondreampaws101:
Dreampaws101 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student
Awesome tutorial! I never thought of doing it normal than changing resolution
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:iconsweetharth:
Sweetharth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, really thanks!!! ;D
this is my pixel art [I would like to show hehehee], thanks for the tutorial
sweetharth.deviantart.com/art/…
 
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:iconkikiriann:
Kikiriann Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks <3 It will help me so much !
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:iconiiiypads:
IiIypads Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
aaaahhh Thank you sooo much for this tutorial! :'D It helped me make my first chibi-human icon!! 
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:iconkichou-hatena:
Kichou-Hatena Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconghaziearsha:
GhazieArsha Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing the tutorial :D
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:iconbingboo:
BingBoo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so helpful! At first I thought it would be so so difficult but the way you've explained it makes it much simpler! Thanks so much :D
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:icondjpgirl:
Djpgirl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
It don't HELP MEE
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:iconnuupen:
Nuupen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial it's really helpful : ) 
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:iconsheymashinestar:
SheymaShineStar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student
i cant read its so small :c
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:iconheartparasite:
heartparasite Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Click on the picture to zoom in. Llama Emoji-66 (Orly) [V3] 
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:iconlolpeaceoutlol:
lolpeaceoutlol Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this helped so much! Thank you!
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:iconbrokenbrookiecookie:
BrokenBrookieCookie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! :D 
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:iconbeahopes:
BeaHopes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with us ^-^ i made my first pixel icon which is the one i am using right now c: i had some trouble making her blink but i get trough it ^w^ have a nice day!
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iKrissyMuchyxMeowx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconxrainbowavenuex:
xRainbowAvenuex Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
i think i need to learn to draw before i do this Cat Face 
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