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RESOURCE: Pixel Water by Emotikonz RESOURCE: Pixel Water by Emotikonz
Free to use! If you want to skip background comments, just straight to "Instructions" for how to use it.
Made this for a project I am working on for the emoticon pageant. Several times I have tried pixelling water and they all looked rubbish. Tried to find resources here on deviantART but nowhere to be found! (Or at least not tagged well.)
Now that I have made water I am happy with, I am sharing it with you guys. It tessellates in TWO different ways!
(I don't know if I'll use it myself, since using it will require me to animate the WATER too! (Unless I make it comic style like ^stuck-in-suburbia, but I feel I need her permission to use that idea...)

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:bulletyellow:The image itself is in the top-left corner (since some can't unzip and it seems silly to zip one file anyway). Save to your computer (or paste it from your clipboard) and crop to the space inside the red. Then save it to your textures!

(1) The pattern works well in changing colours. The default is cool blue, but make it lighter and lean towards green (around H:-15, S:+10,B+10) for the day-time sea and make it darker and towards indigo (about H:+15,S:-20,B:-20) for the night-time sea under a midnight sky!

(2) If made into a pattern and "Fill Bucket'd", the image will seamlessly tessellate. BUT:
(3) If you tessellate horizontally normally, BUT on each new vertical set, move to the right 30px (or left 20px) it will tessellate at an angle, helping to prevent the 'grid' effect!

Wanting to animate it?
You can see how I personally animated it on this piece: [link]
Read the artist description, I describe how I did it!
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here [link]
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ClearFog Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool :)
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yarjor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for making this, very useful :dummy:
Have you used [link] for making this? It looks really similar :la:
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Emotikonz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Most definitely not, though Heather linked me to that afterwards. While I like the wood and stone textures, and can see use for the grass, the 'water' does not look like water to me. It looks like webbing, or a CGI image of brain cells. :stare:
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:iconyarjor:
yarjor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
...You've got a point :noes::giggle:
I like yours better :>
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Emotikonz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Oh you. :iconcuteflirtplz: Thanks!
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:iconyarjor:
yarjor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Welcome. :flirty:
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Cmotes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Wow, this is amazing.
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Emotikonz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Thank you! :flirty:

Also... your avatar :lol:
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