Today I’ll go over using Hue Shifting to help make your pixel art pop out more.
Hue shifting is when you take your shading color, but change it so that it’s tone is adjusted to make the art piece a bit more dynamic.
Left: does not use hue shifting, the shading colors are just lowered in lightness.
Right: Utilized hue shifting by making the shading colors not only get darker, but we gradually move towards blue for the body and orange for the beak.
I’ll be using Graphics Gale’s UI (which is free) as an example:
Hue shifting is great for adjusting the atmosphere of your art or to help make the piece look more dynamic.
Some more examples
Get creative, try different arrangements and have fun!
Happy Pixeling and Happy Holidays!