SOFTWARE $$Adobe Photoshop CC (https://creative.ado...s?store_code=us) Aseprite (http://www.aseprite.org/) $$Cosmigo ProMotion (http://cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php) GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) GraphicsGale (http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/) Paint.NET (http://www.getpaint.net/index.html) OTHER TOOLS RotSprite (http://info.sonicretro.org/RotSprite) PixelPunchApp (http://wayofthepixel.net/pixelation/index.php?topic=12502.0) "Both of these tools are for resizing and rotating low resolution images (i.e. sprites) with almost no quality loss, they do a way better job than photoshop. It's like night and day, trust me." TUTORIALS http://gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/ http://www.matriaxwe...riales/tuto.htm http://makegames.tum...el-art-tutorial http://www.natomic.c...ted/marks/mpat/ http://www.drububu.c...rial/index.html http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc1.pdf http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc2.pdf http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc3.pdf http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc4.pdf http://www.alexhw.com/pabbc5.pdf http://www.pixel.schlet.net/ http://danfessler.co...ng-in-photoshop http://2dwillneverdie.com/tutorial/ https://drive.google...Zkk&usp=sharing http://www.pixeljoin...s.asp?TID=11299 http://i.imgur.com/Z2Cjz4I.jpg http://cyangmou.devi...68128/Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL60119FF997E707DE https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1D805A994B6BE254 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL74AFE9B6101AE7DA http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixels/news.asp?cat=2294 "I don't think any of these tutorials dive into anything really specific, so they should be useful for beginners. I haven't read them either so I can't vouch for their quality, but they were written by quality artists for the most."