Transform any picture into pixel art by adjusting the color and mashup threshold of pixels and enhancing your creation with effects like outline, colorize, and more
Although technology is rapidly evolving and graphics are closer to reality now more than ever, pixel art is still alive and well. As such, you might be interested in turning a bunch of your own photos into pixel art or to be used in video games or other types of environments. In this regard, you can definitely rely on Pixelmash.
Start a new drawing or transform a picture
As the name might have you thinking, the specialty of the application is to apply the pixelate effect. Since this is the core feature, expect to have a bit of control over the situation. You can either start from scratch to create pixel art from scratch, or attempt transform an existing picture which needs to be under formats like PAD, JPG, PNG, TIF, and TIFF.
The interface is quite appealing and intuitive overall. Most of the space is the canvas, which updates in real time even when applying changes. It’s possible to toggle the visibility of the original picture to get a glimpse of how far you went with tweaking. A side panel lets you handle colors and effects, while the upper toolbar holds most tools you use.
Drawing tools, layers, and effects
As you may know, an image resolution represents the number of pixels in width and height. These values are displayed for the loaded picture, with the possibility to reduce the number of pixels. The image size remains intact, but multiple pixels merge together and blend colors to create the pixelate effect.
Layer management makes it possible to thoroughly include or wipe out any details. There’s the possibility to fine-tune your work with the help of drawing tools, eraser, color picker, and transformation. The visibility of layers can be toggled and you can blend all of them at the press of a button.
As mentioned, the application also comes with several effects to add to your project. These include disabling partial alpha, color key, auto gradation, auto color, restrict color palette, colorize, outline, and mirror. Creations can be saved as PNG or TIFF picture files.
A few last words
To sum it up, Pixelmash might not look like an advanced picture editor, but it comes with just the right tools for easy creation of pixel art. You can turn nearly any image into pixels with options to adjust intensity and even add effects.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION7-day trial Nag screen SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS1GB RAM 100MB Hard Drive space