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Offline peachie

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2750 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 10:13:01 »
I think this newer member to my keyboard hoard family would make for really cute and easy pixel art~


Melgeek Mojo60 w/ rainbow POM keycaps

hopefully you think so too, Shark :>
 
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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2751 on: Thu, 05 November 2020, 13:45:49 »
hopefully you think so too, Shark :>

Your wish is my command. Enjoy!


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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2752 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 07:05:18 »
Just FYI to those interested  in IBM and co art, I've hosted all the ones I've made on my website so they can be found in one place:
https://sharktastica.co.uk/kb_icons

I'll continue to post new ones here, though.

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2753 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 15:57:16 »
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If anyone could do one of my Sirius I would be highly appreciative. How do you guys make these pixel art things anyways? I'd love to figure it out so I can make my own & ones for others.

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2754 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 10:40:28 »
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If anyone could do one of my Sirius I would be highly appreciative.

Your wish is my command. I couldn't tell if there was supposed to be a 'beige' tint on all the colours from your photo or if your lighting was just of a warm hue, so I produced two versions; one with warmer colours sampled straight from your photo and with cooler colours (with truer blacks, greys and whites). Enjoy!

Warmer colours:

Cooler colours:


(Attachment Link)
How do you guys make these pixel art things anyways? I'd love to figure it out so I can make my own & ones for others.
For making the art itself, literally Microsoft Paint. They only time I need something else is when I need to make the background transparent for keyboards with smooth corners or need to do some work to the reference image(s), in which case, I use Photoshop (although GIMP could do the same for free). Some other useful details:
  • I start by making the layout first, then I scale a reference photo down to match the layout's size to figure out how big the casing and any notable details should be relative to the keycaps. Because reference photos are not always straight in terms of perspective, I usually have to do some perspective warp to straighten the photo up (which I had to do in your case)
  • When it comes to defining corners (or drops in depth), use a second colour on the inner parts of the curves to hightlight the change. Usually, using the case's primary colour albeit a little darker works well. If you zoom in on the art I did for you, observe how I used a slightly darker colour on the inside of each corner of the case.
« Last Edit: Tue, 17 November 2020, 10:43:14 by sharktastica »

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2755 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 16:13:20 »
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If anyone could do one of my Sirius I would be highly appreciative.

Your wish is my command. I couldn't tell if there was supposed to be a 'beige' tint on all the colours from your photo or if your lighting was just of a warm hue, so I produced two versions; one with warmer colours sampled straight from your photo and with cooler colours (with truer blacks, greys and whites). Enjoy!

Warmer colours:
(Attachment Link)
Cooler colours:
(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)
How do you guys make these pixel art things anyways? I'd love to figure it out so I can make my own & ones for others.
For making the art itself, literally Microsoft Paint. They only time I need something else is when I need to make the background transparent for keyboards with smooth corners or need to do some work to the reference image(s), in which case, I use Photoshop (although GIMP could do the same for free). Some other useful details:
  • I start by making the layout first, then I scale a reference photo down to match the layout's size to figure out how big the casing and any notable details should be relative to the keycaps. Because reference photos are not always straight in terms of perspective, I usually have to do some perspective warp to straighten the photo up (which I had to do in your case)
  • When it comes to defining corners (or drops in depth), use a second colour on the inner parts of the curves to hightlight the change. Usually, using the case's primary colour albeit a little darker works well. If you zoom in on the art I did for you, observe how I used a slightly darker colour on the inside of each corner of the case.

Many thanks for the pixel art & tips! :thumb:

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2756 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 06:10:07 »
I was really inspired by this thread and wanted to give it a go. I made my Drop CTRL High Profile with XDA Canvas. Even added in the RGB backlight.
First time I have ever done something like this, but I actually enjoyed it immensely. :D



I realize it's a bit bigger than the others I see in this thread.
« Last Edit: Sat, 21 November 2020, 06:13:36 by DarthChrisDK »

Drop CTRL High Profile + MiTo XDA Canvas

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2757 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 16:25:23 »
Some Alps and co keyboards I've created for my site's wallpaper generator:

Apple M0110 (ANSI)

Apple M0110 (ISO)

Apple M0110A

Apple M0115

Apple M0116

Apple M0118

Apple M0330

Apple M3501 (ANSI)

Apple M3501 (ISO)

Leading Edge DC-2014

Leading Edge DC-3014

Magnavox Videowriter

Focus FK-5001

Focus FK-9000

Northgate OmniKey/101

Northgate OmniKey Ultra

Zenith Z-150

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2758 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 13:16:26 »
Can someone make kbd67 mk ii blue version pixel art?

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2759 on: Sat, 06 February 2021, 18:08:19 »
Thanks Shark for my custom pixel arts!

            
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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2760 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 10:27:45 »
Thanks for these!

My autism couldn't help but notice that the last 2 rows of the HHKBs wear slightly off, so here I fixed them:





And while at it, here versions of the slightly different HHKB Classic with roundish corners and no label on the bottom right:



« Last Edit: Mon, 08 February 2021, 11:07:37 by Aydo »

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2761 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 19:35:25 »
Thanks Shark for my custom pixel arts!

Glad you like them! Sorry it took so long, lol, I had/have a huge backlog right now.

Anyway, here are some of the icons I added in the latest update to my wallpaper generator.

Alps:
NeXT Non-ADB AAE

Sega TeraDrive SM-101

Wang 725-3770


IBM/Toshiba:
Model M-e monitor-mounted keypad

Model M-e standalone keypad (beige)

Model M-e standalone keypad (black)

Model M-e standalone LCD keypad (beige)

Model M-e standalone LCD keypad (black)

Model M-e CANPOS keyboard (European)

Model M-e CANPOS keyboard (US)

Model M-e ANPOS keyboard (European, beige)

Model M-e ANPOS keyboard (US, beige)

Model M-e ANPOS keyboard (European, black)

Model M-e ANPOS keyboard (US, black)



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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2762 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 15:06:47 »
Made a little pixel art for my blue alps numpad, Scorpii9.

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2763 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 17:09:15 »
Can someone make kbd67 mk ii blue version pixel art?

wasnt sure which blue you wanted so heres both

KBD67 Cyan


KBD67 Deep Navy


And my Grey with GMK Olivia
« Last Edit: Sat, 20 March 2021, 17:15:21 by robbieheart »
 
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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2764 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 10:39:32 »
Any chance to get a NK65EE Watermelon w/ JTK Raindrop

As always thanks  :thumb:

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2765 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 21:34:55 »
Any chance to get a NK65EE Watermelon w/ JTK Raindrop
Show Image

As always thanks  :thumb:


me need clicky keyboard so bad

Offline kaznai

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2766 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 06:05:29 »
I've googled and scrolled as much as I can take. Has anyone made a Corne? Specifically the Boardsource "Corne LP"
Not my pic:
2 Corne, a Preonic, a Trailmix, and an older Rosewill
One big pile of MBK colored blanks; if I had red I'd recreate:


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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2767 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 00:25:11 »
Any chance to get a NK65EE Watermelon w/ JTK Raindrop

As always thanks  :thumb:

Sorry this took so long, been very busy as of late. Hopefully, this turned out alright.



(And for receiving this, you've lost the right to call me a show off on LTT forums wahahahahaha  ;D)

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2768 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 00:27:16 »
I've googled and scrolled as much as I can take. Has anyone made a Corne? Specifically the Boardsource "Corne LP"
Not my pic:

I may be able to try for you in about a week or so? I've got quite a big backlog, so I'll have to see when I can fit this in.

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2769 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 00:33:07 »
Some misc IBM icons I've done recently for my website:

IBM LPFK /w Alps SKCL Yellow (Japanese/MICRO CADAM)

IBM LPFK /w Alps SKCL Yellow (Generic)

IBM LPFK 6094-020 (beige)

IBM LPFK 6094-020 (black)

IBM Model M2 EduQuest (Quiet Touch with border)

OPTIONS by IBM Model M15

Lexmark Model M15

IBM/Lexmark Model M15 Numeric Keypad

Offline kaznai

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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2770 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 02:06:34 »
I may be able to try for you in about a week or so? I've got quite a big backlog, so I'll have to see when I can fit this in.
That'd be awesome! I've waited this long; it's not too big a bother. I might fashion up my own since a corne was recently included on a pixel art deskmat. The pic I posted is actually the rarely seen true choc-spaced variant, so you'd be working with material only a few of us actually have. There are plenty of pics of cornes though.
2 Corne, a Preonic, a Trailmix, and an older Rosewill
One big pile of MBK colored blanks; if I had red I'd recreate:


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Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Reply #2771 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 06:57:05 »
Any chance to get a NK65EE Watermelon w/ JTK Raindrop

As always thanks  :thumb:

Sorry this took so long, been very busy as of late. Hopefully, this turned out alright.

(Attachment Link)

(And for receiving this, you've lost the right to call me a show off on LTT forums wahahahahaha  ;D)


LoL I'll take that deal - I mean someone has to make the LTT crew jealous of your collection of IBM boards ;)

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