Digital Art
60 mins
95 points
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Coloring Your Artwork

In this exciting lesson, you will bring your pixel art to life by adding color! Using Piskel, you will learn how to use the color palette and fill tool.
Learning Goals Learning Outcomes Teacher Notes

1 - Opening Your Pixel Art

Open the website and create a new sprite.

2 - Understanding the Color Palette

Find the color palette on the left hand side of the screen, underneath the toolbar.

It has two boxes at the top - the primary color (top box) and secondary color (bottom box).

When you click on either of these color boxes it will show the color chooser where you can choose a color to use.

3 - Applying Color to Your Art

Select the 'Pencil' tool from the toolbox on the left.

With your primary color selected, click on the pixel you want to color. It will change to the color you've chosen. Now try drawing with the color you choose.

Experiment with different colors by changing the primary color in the palette.

4 - Using the Secondary Color Box

Now let's use the secondary color box.

Click on the secondary color box and the color chooser will appear.

Choose another color and this will save into the secondary color box. You can click the arrows to switch between the primary and secondary colors.

5 - Go make something colorful!

Now that you know how to choose different colors, create a colorful sprite and try out your new skills!

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