We paint in pixel art style isometric room in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw an isometric pixel-art room.

If you are looking for inspiration, then I suggest visiting the website GraphicRiver, where you can find many works in isometric projection.

Introduction

Before you start, download the archive and install the pattern in Photoshop. To do this, go Edit – Presets – Preset Manager (Editing – Sets – Manage sets). Install Preset Type (Type of set) on Patterns (Patterns).

After that, click on the button Load (Download), find the desired pattern on the computer and load it into Photoshop. The pattern is set and we can begin work. You can also drag the pattern to the window Preset Manager (Set Management).

1. Draw the base of the room

Step 1

Pressing the D key resets the color to standard (black and white). note that Anti-alias (Antialiasing) for all the tools that we will use in the lesson should be disabled!

Open Photoshop (I use Photoshop CS6), go File – New (File – New) and create a new file with a size of 412 x 395 pixels (with a white background).

Step 2

Move on Layer – New – Group (Layer – New – Group) to create a new group, which we call the “Room”. Then in this group add a new layer. Layer – New – Layer (Layer – New – Layer).

Step 3

Take Pencil Tool (B) (Pencil) and create two shapes in the shape of the letter L, the size of each side should be 192 x 1 pixel (two central pixels of each line should intersect each other). We draw two horizontal pixels and go down one pixel below, then we draw two more horizontal pixels. The distance between two L-shaped shapes should be 170 pixels.

Step 4

Take Lasso Tool (L) (Lasso), disable function Anti-alias (Smoothing) and select the bottom line. Duplicate (Ctrl + J) it and rotate it 180 °. Place a copy under the bottom line, forming a rhombus. Then take Pencil Tool (B) (Pencil) and connect the three corners with vertical lines.

Step 5

In this step, we will add additional lines to show the thickness and volume of the walls. Delete all extra pixels and rename the layer to “Room”.

Step 6

Take Magic Wand Tool (W) (Magic Wand), disable the function Anti-alias (Smoothing) and click on the bottom diamond, which will be the floor. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and fill it with any color. Double click this layer with the mouse to apply the layer style to it. Pattern Overlay (Overlay pattern) with the following settings:

• Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Overlay (Overlap)
• Opacity (Opacity): 100%
• Pattern (Pattern): we find and select the pattern with the texture of the floor
• Scale (Scale): 100%

Step 7

Go back to the “Room” layer. Now select the walls using the same Magic Wand Tool (W) (Magic Wand) with disabled Anti-alias (Smoothing). Create a new layer and fill it with white. Use the mouse to double-click on this layer and apply the layer style. Pattern Overlay (Overlay pattern). Fill (Fill) layer set to 0%.

Apply Pattern Overlay (Overlay pattern) with the following parameters:

• Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Overlay (Overlap)
• Opacity (Opacity): 100%
• Pattern (Pattern): we find and choose a pattern with wallpaper
• Scale (Scale): 100%

Step 8

Go back to the “Room” layer and fill all empty spaces with color.

Step 9

Take Pencil Tool (B) (Pencil) and, using the following colors, we modify the inner borders of the room.

• Gender: # b78c71
• Glare: #ffffff
• Walls: # 4c848d

Step 10

Next, we draw the plinth using the colors # bbb9b6 and #ffffff. Then we merge all currently existing layers into a group (Ctrl + G) and hide it by clicking on the eye icon in the layers panel.

2. Draw a sofa

Step 1

We reset colors to standard (key D).

Move on Layer – New – Group (Layer – New – Group) to create a new group. Call it “Divan”. Next in this group create a new layer. Layer – New – Layer (Layer – New – Layer).

Step 2

Take Pencil Tool (B) (Pencil) and draw two L-shaped shapes measuring 18 x 1 pixel (short side) and 66 x 1 pixel (long side). The distance between the two lines should be 40 pixels.

Step 3

Take Lasso Tool (L) (Lasso) and select the upper line. Duplicate it and rotate it 180 °. Place a copy immediately below the top line to form a rhombus. Via Pencil Tool (B) (Pencil) connect the top and bottom figures with vertical lines. Then remove the extra pixels.

Step 4

Fill empty spaces with color: # f8f8c6, # d8d0a0 and # 7f7757.

Step 5

Set the color of the flare to # f8f8e8 and fill the inner corners of the shape with it. Then change the color to # 4e4135. Take Pain Bucket Tool (G) (Fill), deactivate the function Contiguous (Adjacent pixels) and click on the black stroke to fill it with a different color. Right armrest ready!

Step 6

Duplicate the right armrest and move it 112 pixels to the left (and 56 pixels higher).

Step 7

Using the same technique, colors and tools, we draw other details of the sofa (each detail must be on a separate layer).

Step 8

Putting all the pieces together and get a ready-made sofa. Hiding the group.

3. Draw a carpet

Step 1

Before we start, reset colors to standard (D key).

Move on Layer – New – Group (Layer – New – Group) to create a new group. We call it “Carpet”. Then in this group create a new layer. Layer – New – Layer (Layer – New – Layer).

Step 2

We draw two perpendicular lines: 146 x 1 pixel and 138 x 1 pixel (the outermost pixels of both lines should intersect).

Step 3

Duplicate (Ctrl + J) this layer and move it 10 pixels higher. Repeat the action to result in three L-shaped lines. Combine them together (Ctrl + E) and delete the extra pixels (in the screenshot below, they are marked in pink).

Step 4

Now let’s add the top outline of the carpet. Move on Layer – Duplicate Layer (Layer – Duplicate Layer) to duplicate the layer, then Image – Image Rotation – 180 ° (Image – Image rotation – 180 °) to rotate it. Place a copy above the original and combine both halves of the carpet together (Ctrl + E).

Step 5

Take Paint Bucket Tool (G) (Fill) and fill the empty space between the lines with colors # 73719c and # b5b2de. Then set the foreground color to # 504f76 and click on the black contour. Having finished, we hide the group.

4. Draw a table

Step 1

Before we start, reset colors to standard (D key).

Move on Layer – New – Group (Layer – New – Group) to create a new group. We call it “Table”. Then in this group create a new layer. Layer – New – Layer (Layer – New – Layer).

Step 2

Draw a line of 62 x 1 pixel size (every two pixels move one pixel down). This will be the side of the table.

Step 3

Draw a short side of the table.

Step 4

Now draw the top of the table. Select a layer with an L-shaped line and duplicate (Ctrl + J) it. Move on Image – Image Rotation – 180 ° (Image – Image rotation – 180 °) to rotate a copy of the layer. Combine all parts of the table and fill it with the color # dfbf8e.

Step 5

Duplicate the layer with the command Layer – Duplicate Layer (Layer – Duplicate Layer). Select the original and shift it by 4 pixels. We connect both copies with vertical lines, using Pencil Tool (B) (Pencil). Merge all layers in the group “Table”.

Step 6

Take Paint Bucket Tool (G) (Fill) and fill the top and long sides with a light brown color (# c9a979), and the short side with dark brown (# 95675a). Take Eraser Tool (E) (Eraser) and delete the extra pixels (in the screenshot below, they are marked in pink).

Step 7

Set the foreground color to # f4e1c3 and paint highlights using Pencil Tool (B) (Pencil). Then change the color to # 2b2b2b, take Paint Bucket Tool (G) (Fill) and fill them with a black outline.

Step 8

Create a new layer and move it to the bottom of the “Table” group. We draw a table leg (use color # 404968 for the contour, # 6b949c for the shaded side, # c5eaf0 for the highlights).

Step 9

Three times duplicate the layer with the leg and place the copies in the corners of the table. Merge all layers in the “Table” group together (Ctrl + E). Hiding the group.

5. Draw a TV

Step 1

Before we start, reset colors to standard (D key).

Move on Layer – New – Group (Layer – New – Group) to create a new group. We call it “TV”. Next, duplicate (Ctrl + J) the narrowest part of the sofa. We move the copy to the TV group. Then take Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) (Rectangular selection) and select the bottom of the shape. Click the right mouse button on the selection and select Layer via Cut (Cut to a new layer). Move the cut layer 16 pixels down. Then we merge all the layers within the group and fill the empty space between the halves of the TV with color.

Step 2

Fill the shape with new colors:

• Top line: # 6e7488
• Front end: # 525663
• Side face: # 383c45
• Glare: # 818796
• Contour: # 20232e

Step 3

Take Pencil Tool (B) (Pencil) and draw a screen using black (# 000000).

Step 4

Set the foreground color to black (# 000000) and draw the speakers on the sides. Merge all layers in the group (Ctrl + E) and hide it.

Congratulations, we are done!

Turn on the visibility of all groups and layers. Then go File – Place (File – Post) and insert additional elements (paintings, flower pots). Sort all the layers and groups so that they are clearly structured. We place all the elements of the composition as you want. My job is just one of the options and you don’t have to stick to it.

Below you can see the final version of the illustration. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Do not forget to share your results in the comments!

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