Pixel art Randomness

How do pixel artists create random colours for example Grass. Some games use a Grass texture with different colours That are green and are similar. I jist want to know how people create it.


There’s no way to know for sure what each individual artist does to make (short of asking them directly) but making something similar is fairly easy. Since you have no reference photo I’ll try to replicate Minecraft’s grass block texture, but you can scale this up to any size.

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  1. Create a new image that is 16px X 16px
  2. Use Filter > Noise > Add Noise… (I used 50%)

  1. Use Image > Adjustments > Gradient Map…
    • Click on the gradient to get to the Gradient Editor
    • You can see my settings below, My first color is #49892B and my second is #243E16 with “Location” set to 50%

  • Click OK to close the Gradient Editor and again to close the Gradient Map. Your image should now look like this:

And you have some modest looking pixel grass! That should be enough to get you started, but if you’re looking to make something with a limited color palette, I would play around with the the Image > Adjustments > Posterize tool. Happy spriting!

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