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Any plugins designed to mimic old 8-bit video game graphics?

Mar 17, 2013 2:25 PM

I know you can pixelate with Filer / Pixelate / Mosaic, but for some reason images I put through this filter don't look like old 80's/90's video game graphics. Not sure if it's the pixelating itself, or - more likely - the number of colors being used.

 

Is there a plugin out there specifically designed to make an image look like it came straight out of an old video game?

 
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    Mar 17, 2013 4:15 PM   in reply to jyeager11

    You might try Image>Mode>Indexed Color

     

    Something like this:

     

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29692/create-cool-8-bit-style-pixel-art -from-ordinary-images/

     
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    Mar 17, 2013 6:05 PM   in reply to jyeager11

    With his downsizing (and resampling turned on) he is throwing away 98 percent of the pixels.  By enlarging image the remaining pixels have to make up the larger image so they are streatched across the image.  Each square you see is a pixel. 

     
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    Mar 17, 2013 6:21 PM   in reply to jyeager11

    When you resize, set the resampling to "Nearest Neighbor".

     
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