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Hi ^^

:bulletpink: Program Used: Photoshop

:bulletpink: I always work on 50x50 pixel, 300 DPI resolution. I zoom the icon to 100% and work on all details closely.
:bulletpink:I use my own pre-made base.
:bulletpink:I'm not good in explaining so, I decide to put some steps of my icon :heart:
:bulletpink:I hope this will be helpful <3
:bulletpink:If you need, feel free to ask me > u < :heart: <3
F.A.Q.
:bulletpink: How can I do transparent Background?
In Photoshop when you create a new canvas file, choose "Transparent background" instead of "white background" >u<
:bulletpink: How can I create transparent background on another program?
I don't know sorry ;u; try to search some tutorials of your favorite program around DA ;w; <3
:bulletpink: How Photoshop works?
Sorry but I'm not able to explain how the program works ;u; sorry!<3333

Luna belongs to =M0onGirl

If you have any question feel free to ask me * o * :heart:

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:iconmandeex88:
MANDEEx88 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Is it possible to make bigger icons than this? Thanks!
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:iconlaradotxandtx101:
Laradotxandtx101 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015   Digital Artist
It says "I always do shadig"
But anyway, thanks!
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:iconsplodervit:
Splodervit Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I have a question!
I have a simple icon, and I want to upload it to my Deviant, but every icon have a "code", right?
like :icon splodervit: (without the spacebar)
How do you find/put this code in the uploaded icons?
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:iconlunangel07:
Lunangel07 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you! <333
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:iconrealkawaiisky:
realkawaiisky Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question! I dont have Photo Shop and i do't want to get it ether what can i use?
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:iconamayarosita:
AmayaRosita Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Paint Tool SAI, GIMP, or other programs with a pixel pen tool.
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:iconrealkawaiisky:
realkawaiisky Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! ^_^
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:iconamayarosita:
AmayaRosita Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
no problem c:
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:iconrealkawaiisky:
realkawaiisky Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^
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:iconx3snowangel:
X3snowangel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. so im trying to do a sketch for one of my characters, but uh, everytime i try to do the eyes, its just a bunch of pixels, is my canvas too small? @_@ (im on the 50x50 and 300dpi, is it supposed to be like this?)
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:iconthedevastatedangel:
TheDevastatedAngel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't too much details on the eyes. Whenever I made an icon, I would usually give the eyes less details if i'm working on a 50x50 pixel with 300 DPI. Sketch the eyes, base color, shadow and highlights. I hope that helps.
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:iconx3snowangel:
X3snowangel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, thank you! :)
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:iconenderdiamonddash:
enderdiamonddash Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have a base for iconz like this?
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:iconcandywatterson:
CandyWatterson Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! I am trying to make a cat girl icon but it looks so bad.LOL
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:iconslowdragon25:
slowdragon25 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a question!!! i tried to make a icon for myself in photoshop elements 9 and it was a 50x50 and all, but it told me the file size was too big (it had to be a minimum of 15 KB while mine was around 47...) do you know how i can fix that? 
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
you probably did too much colors in it or too mane animation frames >u< try to make it less huge!
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:iconslowdragon25:
slowdragon25 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i see, thanks for the tip! 
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:icondogotaku:
DogOtaku Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Hi! if ound this helpful but where can i get the chibi template? :)
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
what do you mean for chibi template?>u<
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:icongreeni5:
Greeni5 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've been looking sooooo long for a photoshop tutorial for pixel icons >u < thank youuuuuu!!! <333
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:iconakoitchi-kun:
Akoitchi-kun Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Soo cute *^* 
Oh and where do you get these templates pre-made?
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:icondarkangelhiei:
Darkangelhiei Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student
I like this. 
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Thank youuuuu ;u;!!!<333
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:icondarkangelhiei:
Darkangelhiei Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student
welcome

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:iconbeautiful-feeling:
Beautiful-feeling Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Artist
is that in photoshop 0-0 *dies*
THIS IS AMAAAAAZZZIIIINNNNNNGGGGG !!!!!
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Thanks a lot!!!:heart: :iconaawplz: ^^!
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:iconbeautiful-feeling:
Beautiful-feeling Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Artist
Welcome dear <3
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:iconnekonekogirl04:
NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This helps a lot! I've been meaning to start pixel art sometime, so this is really helpful~ :D
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I'm happy to hear that ;v;!!<33333
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:iconnekonekogirl04:
NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem~ :aww:
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:icon16shards:
16Shards Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if his question has already been answered but... I believe in most programs (i know in at least photoshop and I'm pretty sure SAI) you can save the file as a .png. That supports transparency, just as long as there are no background layers. 
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:icon16shards:
16Shards Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*this
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:iconadynaerayi:
AdynaErayi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
So helpful! Thank you <3
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:iconblueberrydreamcloud:
BlueberryDreamCloud Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I have few questions, hope you don't mind. (completely new to pixel art)
Can you draw a sketch on paper then scan it, then do the steps to pixel it? Or do you have to sketch it digitally?
When you sketch it, is the skech big then you shrink it or do you just draw it small?
How do clear the lineart from being black?
Is pixel art hard? :( ....
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:iconl-laru:
l-lARU Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you can scan your paper into it , but make sure to resize it to 50x50 size if you want to make an icon .

Pixel art is hard at first for everyone , if you practice it'll be easy as eating a cake.
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:iconblueberrydreamcloud:
BlueberryDreamCloud Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
You're the only person that answered me, thank you so much. :tighthug:
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:iconl-laru:
l-lARU Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
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:iconirojikan:
Irojikan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This helped me a lot for my icon ;w;
Thanks for the steepsss!!
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:iconflandre495:
flandre495 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!~
Oh god my icon attempts are terrible just look at the wakasagihime icon i currently have
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:iconmono-sugar:
mono-sugar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist
thanks for the step <3 
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I hope it helped >u< <33333333
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:iconmono-sugar:
mono-sugar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
its very helped, thank u soooo much <3
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:iconoreitou:
Oreitou Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you do this with your mouse? Sweating a little... 
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
No I use a wacom intuos 3 >u< <3333
here's more info in my F.A.Q ^^ mimru.deviantart.com/journal/F...
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:iconloliloli-chan:
LoliLoli-chan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for the tutorial~ (But i still can't make a pixel :P )
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thanks * o * <33333
if you wish to practice with pixels my friend =buneep has wonderful free icon bases >u<!!<33
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:iconloliloli-chan:
LoliLoli-chan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
I will, Thank you~
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:iconlove-music-and-art:
Love-Music-and-Art Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Does it work on Microsoft paint?
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:iconmimru:
Mimru Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Many people use Microsoft paint for pixel art >u< but I can't help you because I never used it ;u;!<333
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:iconlove-music-and-art:
Love-Music-and-Art Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
;A; it's okay!

That's pretty much what I needed. :3
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