A downloadable tool for Windows and macOS

Pixelmash brings a whole new approach to pixel art by letting you paint or import high-resolution images, then non-destructively pixelize and apply other layer effects to turn it into amazing pixel art. This allows you to do really cool things, like create animations using layer transforms rather than having to paint every frame pixel-by-pixel, or make outlines or dithering easily adjustable by having them applied as layer effects, or easily create different resolutions and color variants of the same image. Of course at any point you can convert your project to standard pixel art and do precise pixel-by-pixel work. Try it for free, you’ll be surprised at how fast it is to create iconic video game art!

See the neat stuff in the latest release here.

We've made Pixelmash available for free in beta form so we can get feedback as we develop it, but we also want to judge overall interest in the project and how much time and resources to devote to it. If you enjoy the beta as it is now and would like to see it developed further, please consider jumping in and purchasing an as-is pre-release license!

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Install_Pixelmash_Windows_Beta_5.zip (10 MB)
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Install_Pixelmash_Mac_Beta_5.dmg (10 MB)
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Octopus Example.pad (26 kB)

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