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DITHERING TUTORIAL - Basics by kitted DITHERING TUTORIAL - Basics by kitted
As per usual with my tutorials, while this is sorted into the Paint Shop Pro category, it can be applied to most graphic programs capable of pixel art, such as MS Paint or Photoshop. It is in this category because that is the program I personally use, but should work for you regardless. :D

A lot of people seem a bit confused when it comes to the subject of dithering in pixel art, and people seemed grateful for the short explanation on dithering in my last tutorial - I decided to try my hand at making another that elaborates more on dithering and different methods on it.

I am not at all a professional, and there's countless people a lot better than me with better methods and better explanations, but nonetheless, I hope this is helpful. For more examples of dithering in pixel art, look at this: Dithering Styles by ^ShoneGold
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DITHERING TUTORIAL - Basics by ~kitted A simple tutorial on dithering. This method can give you soft anti aliasing and smooth color transitions without additional hues or tones. A must for any pixel artist. ( Suggested by saiyan-frost and Featured by Mistress-Jaeden )
taynime Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Made a icon of this dithering tut
DigiSprinkles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much!
thomzd Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Very helpful, thank you :D
EnoTeezy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Image wont show up for me :(
AnimaKuro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was quite helpful, but telling us the number of pixels you use exactly would be more helpful in future tutorials.
The horizontal lines were quite easy to count as i was just repeating two pixels across then one pixel higher, but I couldn't count how many pixels you used in the vertical lines so i didn't end up with the exact amount and the end results showed this :(
Hime-Oozora Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thank you so much!! That was really helpful!
Hhhhh oh well i tried~ 
Chika-No-Shirube Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
very helpful Thank you much.
Aerodil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh, this looks so easy! I will totally try it and give it a go!
Younashi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Great tutorial!
KidArtist14 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freakin' amazing. Thanks a ton
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