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Index Painting for Pixel Art on Gimp

Jun 5, 2014, 15:16
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Index Painting for Pixel Art on Gimp
Hi, I have seen this amazing tutorial about index painting ( http://danfessler.com/blog/hd-index-pain...-photoshop ) but it is for photoshop. I couldnt quite recriate that on GIMP. Is it possible to do it? If not, there is another good solution to create Pixel Art in a more fluid way, exploring all the resources the software provides? Any tips about Pixel Art will be welcome to by the way.
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Jun 5, 2014, 16:06
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RE: Index Painting for Pixel Art on Gimp
well theres the Pixelise fiter (under Blur)
G'MIC - Dithering
Posterize for gradients

but these filters would be applied after the image is ready

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Jun 5, 2014, 20:09
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RE: Index Painting for Pixel Art on Gimp
(Jun 5, 2014 15:16)iterenzi Wrote:  Hi, I have seen this amazing tutorial about index painting ( http://danfessler.com/blog/hd-index-pain...-photoshop ) but it is for photoshop. I couldnt quite recriate that on GIMP. Is it possible to do it? If not, there is another good solution to create Pixel Art in a more fluid way, exploring all the resources the software provides? Any tips about Pixel Art will be welcome to by the way.

This method is based on adjustment layers, so it cannot be adapted to Gimp for the time being.

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Jun 7, 2014, 12:59 (This post was last modified: Jun 7, 2014 13:00 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Index Painting for Pixel Art on Gimp
The gradient Blend blend tool has a dithering option. (while in RGB mode)

This tutorial effect *might* be possible working in indexed mode. But you're filters & what you can edit while in indexed mode in Gimp are limited.

To do this

1. In Gimp, click the "Image" menu.
2. Click "mode" then "indexed..."
3. Choose the number of colors (usually 256)
4. (optional step ?) Under "color dithering" try selecting an option from the drop down[v]
5. Click ok.

From my testing, you can(while in indexed mode)
- scale the image / layers
- bucket fill
- draw with the pencil or brush tool
and clone stamp (healing tool *does not* work in indexed mode)

If there is a feature you need in RGB mode, I would try to edit it first in rgb, then convert to indexed color.
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Jun 7, 2014, 13:14
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RE: Index Painting for Pixel Art on Gimp
Thanks for the answers, I will try to apply that.
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