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`Synfull and I were talking in chat a while ago about dithering and how it can be beneficial to a lot of pixel-arts and emoticons. Even a simple dither in the background can greatly improve a piece. Problem is, some people have no clue how to dither. I'm no expert. I utilize a very simple dither pattern for my stamps, and a pretty traditional one for larger pieces.

Anyhow, as Karen and I were talking, I remembered that wanted to upload a sample of my dithering for free-use. It's nothing fancy. I've included 2 examples--a good deal of my background dithering are variations of these two designs.

The designs are done in rainbow and next to them is an example of a piece I have actually used in a deviation:




Example of large scale dithering:



*** Free to use. No credit needed--unless you want to be really nice. If you use, link me and show me what you did with it. ***
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know ,I didn't know that dithering can have styles !! :D

I love your way ,I always wondered how you and other emoticonists can "merge" colors like this .
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It is neat how you can make something look deep and only have it be a few colors.
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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Gold-Ringed-Eyes Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This seems pretty cool :D It's always nice when someone posts helpful stuff like this :happybounce: Any idea what one would need to do pixel arts? I've been wondering about it for a while :P
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
You just need a good program and start doing it. Lots of tutorials out there to help.
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Gold-Ringed-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darkrai Pixel WIP

How am I doing on a first half finished go? :P
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Sorry so late, but it looks great.
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Gold-Ringed-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D I'm spriting some basic game sprites for a game we've to make for college right now so i wont be able to update it for ages but once I get the chance I'll have it finished (hopefully) and I'll have the game sprites up too :D
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty~
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
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23linsky23 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've always had trouble with dithering as I can never seem to find the right design. This should really help, thank you! :D
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Glad to hear. ANd with the one on the left, you can edit it to make it just what you need.
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destroyerofgalaxies Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for doing this! :hug:
I needed it...
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Glad to help!
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Educational, I don't know much about pixel art and dithering techniques. Thanks for sharing.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You're welcome. It really is a trick with the eye. Using one color and varying the dots, your eyes blend so it appears a smooth transition. It's how you can make 5 colors seems like 15.
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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dully101 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The pattern on the left looks really complicated!
Thanks, this is something I felt I've needed for some time :hug:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
The one on the left is a bit complicated, but you need that kind of complication for smooth dithering on larger pieces, like the skyline I posted. But you can easily edit the dither for smaller pieces and to make it what it to make it just what you need.
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dully101 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Next time I need a large dither I'll know where to turn ;)
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axslayer33 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now my backgrounds can stop being sucky! :iconlawooplz:

Thanks for making it :D
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You're welcome. Just remember, the one on the left is complicated, but you can edit it to make it just what you need.
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axslayer33 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will :) Btw I forget if I said it before, thanks for choosing the pic I submitted of Lew-Gtr' tractor for the featuring journal
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frillyfins Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
May I just say you are awesome for this? XD
I really am not that good at dithering! Thanks so much for posting this :3
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You're welcome. Just like to share when I can.
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frillyfins Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
Dithering has always been a pain in the butt for me. I'm glad you shared :3
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