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How to tell between Fake and REAL Pixel art!

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avatar NobSwitch
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
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Hello fellow PMC'ers I am writing this blog to highlight the differences of Fake and Real Pixel art, it has recently come to my attention that this a problem in PMC that no one is really noticing. Here is an example of a fake Piece of Pixel art.
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At this moment you may be wondering, "NobSwitch I know you're extremely awesome and everything, but how can you tell that this is fake? I see absolutely nothing wrong with it."
"This is easily answered to," I say "The way the pixels are formed in the 'Fill' areas are a clear indication to a fake piece of pixel art."

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In this picture I have outlined where the pixels are formed incorrectly, as someone who used to do pixel art, I know that I never formed it in that way, sure it works, but when someone does pixel art, they don't change ANYTHING they do it exactly as it was made with no differences. (Or at least they try to.)

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This is just a zoomed up photo of Bowsers cheek, as you can see clearly now (the rain has gone) the pixels are formed abnormally.

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I can tell you straight away that this was done legitimately, just look at the pixels, they are correct, nothing is wrong with them, they are exact to how the real photo is. But because fake pictures like the Bowser are stealing the pop Reel, this picture will not get the love that it deserves.

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Back when I was obsessed with pixel art, I did a Moltres, if you look, the pixels are formed correctly, but also, In a big project like this, it can't really be perfect, the outline of the pokemon is correct, but the fire was extremely hard to do, so if you look at the original, while comparing with this, you will see that the fire is significantly different to the original photo, if a photo is not perfect, and has a few mistakes, you can bet it's been done legit, because if your like me, and after an hour of pixelling, you see one mistake, and to fix it, you gotta spend another 40 minutes on it... well I just say f*** that

At this point, if you really don't like me you would be thinking "Ok, he imported it, so what? There is no rule 'NO IMPORTED PIXEL ART'" and I reply with "Well, there is no specific rule, but it's hidden in there, in Rule NO.1 STOLEN CONTENT. and in this it sais "Only upload original content that you created." so therefore, anyone who uploads fake pixel art is breaking the rules.

I am sad to admit, that I have also uploaded FAKE pixel art, so I know exactly how it works, and even though I wasn't happy at the time, I thank charzhoopz for removing it. Here is further proof that it is against the rules.
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ugh, how do I delete this?

If you enjoyed reading the blog, then please drop a diamond, it makes me really really really happy!

A Hater, admitting the inevitable.
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We got the Bowser removed Solid effort Guys!

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I don't know if it was removed by A moderator, but the guy who "made" it was pretty adamant about the fact that he did make it.. so F**K YEA!

EDIT: Also, the Pixel art Program "SpriteCraft" Imports white background as Snow, not white wool, unless snow has been disabled on the menu. And, Blurring around the black, there is dark grey wool, and light grey wool, I have yet to see anyone actually do this legitimately.

If anyone wants me to check their pixel art, link it in a comment, and I will check it out.
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11/21/2017 2:06 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Crafter
munchkin_T
Is CAD design allowed? (e.t.c TinkerCAD)
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02/04/2015 11:44 am
Level 1 : New Miner
flyingmangoes
I love pixel art, the same as all of you guys, but can someone please tell me why you care about a "fake."  Pixel art is an art style.  Why should anyone care if it wasn't made in minecraft?  This was just a guy embracing pixel art and its culture.  I don't mean to hate at all, but the more people who like pixel art, the better.
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12/31/2014 3:33 pm
Level 41 : Master Lego Builder
xXSkinnygamerXx
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10/17/2015 1:38 am
Level 40 : Master Nerd
that2guy
please no
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10/17/2015 9:08 am
Level 41 : Master Lego Builder
xXSkinnygamerXx
and the pixel art fairy fell to the ground a died this day :-(
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10/19/2015 4:09 pm
Level 40 : Master Nerd
that2guy
D:
oh no
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10/19/2015 4:24 pm
Level 41 : Master Lego Builder
xXSkinnygamerXx
:-D
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10/22/2015 3:58 pm
Level 40 : Master Nerd
that2guy
well he lived a good life
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10/01/2014 4:05 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
CoolMan001
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08/30/2012 10:07 am
Level 22 : Expert Pixel Painter
Turntechfuckboy
Hey check out my pixel art! I work hard for hours on this and crappy enderman skin still gets more views. http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/glados-1361996/
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08/25/2012 6:06 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Dragon
dinosaurs_go_rawr
diamond 110 good job. people need to know what the fakes are
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08/25/2012 9:17 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
Thanks :D
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06/18/2012 4:04 am
Level 28 : Expert Artist
Aeiou562
So do you mean to tell us. If you see a good pixel art, you automatically MUST disrespect their efforts (being a pixel artist myself I know that my pixel arts can go for up to 5 and a half hours) and not giving them one iota of credit? You sir, are a horrible person.
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06/18/2012 4:31 am
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
No you fool. Read the whole post.
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06/18/2012 4:35 am
Level 28 : Expert Artist
Aeiou562
I did, I meant that if you see one that has had assistance with a program, (say spritecraft) It is fake. This isn't always the case, some people may need to have the picture converted into minecraft blocks beforehand. Even though it may look "fake", It doesn't mean you can assume it's fake
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04/24/2012 5:13 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
xJackxFirex
i was diamond number 100
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04/23/2012 6:47 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Architect
Tarka
Here's a prime example of absolute FAKE:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/1malledo/
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04/24/2012 12:40 am
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
He is so fake, It hurts my eyes.
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04/23/2012 1:58 am
Level 27 : Expert Spleefer
Hi_Peeps
Diamond number 107!
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04/21/2012 8:13 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Ninja
Zevox144
Diamond #105!
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04/21/2012 3:36 pm
Level 25 : Expert Grump
IceCream_Sundae
Diamond+
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04/21/2012 7:31 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
<3 +
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04/21/2012 3:04 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
xJackxFirex
Fakers gonna fake, they get hate. you get a exception.

EDIT: he said he faked one time in the blog.
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04/21/2012 7:31 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
lolwut
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04/21/2012 1:12 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Narwhal
mistermoomoo
Nice. Diamond to you my good sir.
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04/21/2012 7:31 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
thankss :)
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04/21/2012 1:11 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Explorer
kraju_xd
Hah what would you say if i would change to simple texture pack ? ;P well im not even into pixel art so yano xD
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04/21/2012 7:32 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
I have no idea what you're saying xD
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04/21/2012 8:57 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Dragonborn
lennon3
There's a girl that make's a lot of fake's I can't find her but she been doing it for year's.
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04/21/2012 7:32 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
do your best to find! flag flag flag!
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04/21/2012 8:35 am
Level 29 : Expert Dragonborn
wizoid1
You can also tell if it's fake, if it's more than 256 pixels high
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04/21/2012 8:04 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Ninja
Zevox144
Do you mean if it's standing up? 'Cause flat on the ground can be even taller...
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04/21/2012 1:52 pm
Level 28 : Expert Pixel Puncher
WhiteFire_
You can make a pixel art on flat ground that is 256 pixels...
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04/22/2012 6:58 am
Level 29 : Expert Dragonborn
wizoid1
I meant standing up
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04/21/2012 11:20 am
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
it can't be more than 256 pixels high O.o
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04/21/2012 1:29 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
Xamboldore
Exactly. It's therefore obvious that it was not made
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04/21/2012 2:37 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Button Pusher
Ash
lol i do my blurring legitimately :P So you've seen mine :P
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04/21/2012 2:43 am
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
i'm preeeeeeeeeetty sure, yours is legit!
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04/21/2012 12:55 am
Level 43 : Master Crafter
CraftedJerk
grammar fix: "i know you're extreamly awesome
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04/21/2012 1:03 am
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
haha wow. that makes about 15, thanks.
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04/20/2012 11:07 pm
Level 46 : Master Hunter
Po1ntBlank
I know a very dead giveaway. Look at pixel arts with an enormous white background. If you look closely, you will see things like gray wool, snow, etc. instead of just all white. Why would anyone spend the time to make the canvas multi-colored
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04/21/2012 12:32 am
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
also, a program like spritecraft Imports white background as SNOW not white wool.
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04/21/2012 4:00 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Artist
middy_the_waffle
O.o but what i do for my pixel art is use spritecraft, and GIMP. I Download my picture and then i put it on spritecraft, then i open GIMP and put the same picture on there, then use the grid effect to help me figure out wich pixel goes where. I think Spritecraft uses snow as a background so you can use white wool in your pixel art without getting confused.
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04/20/2012 10:38 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Geek
Lorhig123
Nice post man, I'll sure keep a look out for fakers lol
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04/21/2012 12:32 am
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
yay :)
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04/20/2012 9:26 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
CandleTheBrave
Hahaha, that Bowser is ridiculous. Even on the N64 it wasn't that shitty!
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04/20/2012 9:31 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
lawl xD
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04/20/2012 8:03 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Pirate
Facundosky
Please tell people my pixel art is not a fake.
Everyone thinks it is a fake D: http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/naruto-shippuden-mega-pixel-art/
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04/20/2012 9:31 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Pokemon
NobSwitch
Done :)
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04/20/2012 10:19 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Pirate
Facundosky
THANKS :D This will shut up all the noobs who doesn't know how to have fun :P
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04/20/2012 5:47 pm
Level 25 : Expert Robot
Chick8ed
THIS CONTAINS IMPORTED CONTENT.
Just kidding.
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