Monday, January 18, 2016

Go Retro With These 8 Bit Drawing Tools

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 10.14.04 AMIf you grew up in the era of Oregon Trail, Galaga, Defender, Blades of Steel, and NBA Jam then you might have a little place in your heart for the nostalgic look of 8 Bit graphics. When your creative juices start mixing with your love of old school games, check out these tools.

64 YourselfUpload any image under 2 MB and convert it to something that looks like it was made on a Commodore 64.

8BitPhotos.comSimply upload a picture and let this site convert it for you.

PixlrIf you want a little more control over how your pixels come out, use the free Photoshop-ish Pixlr. Upload a pic, find the "Pixelate" filter, and tweak until you have it just right.

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 10.28.08 AMYou can also create from scratch online with (below) or on the BitDraw - Pixel Art Tool for iOS devices and Android. The basketball player above was made on an iPad with that app.

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