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Some familiarity with Photoshop and unity will be helpful, but not necessary.

Approx. 9 hours to complete
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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Some familiarity with Photoshop and unity will be helpful, but not necessary.

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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Michigan State University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction to Pixel Art

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min)
7 videos
Introduction to Photoshop5m
Basic Color Theory5m
Treasure Chest Concept15m
Photoshop for Pixel Art5m
Making a Pixel Art Asset4m
Importing Pixel Art into Unity4m
1 practice exercise
Pixel art prop checklist30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: Pixel Art Environments

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 29 min)
6 videos
Environment Design9m
Creating a Modular Pixel Art Tile2m
Making a Pixel Art Tiling Set3m
Pixel Art Backgrounds4m
Importing Tiles into Unity3m
1 practice exercise
Pixel art environment checklist30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: Pixel Art Characters

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 44 min)
7 videos
Designing with Color Schemes8m
Blocking in a Pixel Art Character2m
Adding Color to a Pixel Art Character1m
Photoshop Brushes4m
Finishing the Pixel Art Character2m
Designing Pixel Art Enemies1m
1 practice exercise
Pixel art character checklist30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4: Pixel Art Animation

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 22 min)
6 videos
Animation in Photoshop2m
Animating an Idle Animation2m
Animating a Run Cycle4m
Jumping Animation3m
Importing Pixel Animations into Unity4m
1 practice exercise
Pixel art animation checklist30m

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