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Pixel Icon Tutorial in Paint Tool SAI by Sludgy Pixel Icon Tutorial in Paint Tool SAI by Sludgy
*EDIT - Made some grammatical corrections, but there may be more mistakes*

I would loooove to see the pixel icons you make from this tutorial so please link them to me in the comments if you have them in your gallery. Or just comment so I can see your icon in use :D Good luck!

Please +fav this tutorial if you use it, I would greatly appreciate it.
If you want me to make you a pixel icon I do have open point commissions at the moment. Please comment or note me if you're interested, prices may vary depending on what you want.

Other pixel icons by me:

Byrd (the wolf character shown in this tutorial) belongs to ~Reeftalon123 so please do not copy this character when making your own icon. This is meant only as an example and should not be taken as your own. Please respect the content of this tutorial.

Byrd and Reference image (c) :iconreeftalon123:
Art and Tutorial (c) :iconsludgy:
Do not trace, steal, copy, or claim this tutorial is your own.
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I love how you made the instructions easy to understand and easy to read.
For the pixel ed work ill say a great job with both the detail and the amount of work.
Thank you for the guide which not only helped me but helped others which was wonderful!Also i like how for each step has tons of detail plus is with pictures which makes it easier to understand!I wish it could have been in video form but this is great on how it is.Good job!Also i hope tons of people have great ideas inspired by your works!
For vision i put all stars
Origiality all 5 stars
Technique very high
Impact i out it on all 5 stars too
Great job
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Haruka-Takashi Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
this great and all but when i try resizing the canvas, sai just cuts the canvas and shows the 50x50 in the middle instead
Sludgy Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, that's not good.

Is it possible that you are selecting the "Canvas Size" option under the Canvas drop-down menu? If you are, please try using the "Canvas Resolution" option instead, and enter 50 into the first field of the new dialogue box -the field underneath it should change to 50 as well if the Constrain Proportion box is checked. I hope this helps!
Haruka-Takashi Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah~ yes that did it!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for this awesome tutorial!!!!!!!!!
Sludgy Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Phew, glad to hear it worked :D
NO PROBLEM!! I'm always happy to help if you have any more questions. I made this tutorial over a year ago, so I probably know a bit more now than I did then.
Haruka-Takashi Apr 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thankyou once again~
silverwindcafe Feb 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this didn't work for me :(
Sludgy Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that. Could you link/note me your work or describe what part of the process(es) didn't work for you? Perhaps I can advise a solution to make this work for you if you wanted? It would also be great to get feedback on why this tutorial didn't work so I can improve it in the future (I made this over a year ago so I probably know more now than I did back then).
silverwindcafe Feb 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for going to try to help us but we got it somehow and we don't know how...anyways thanks again  ~trixie
Sludgy Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok, thanks for letting me know that everything worked out in the end ;)
If you ever need anything explained in more detail about how to make pixel icons in PT SAI, please feel free to send me a note!~
CaIi-J0ck-Pi3rr3 Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok so under Binary Brush in Sai- the min size bar is faded so I can't do anything with out- how do I change that?
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