I was watching a video on my Adobe Illustrator online course where the guy is messing with a pixel graphic of himself and I thought, wouldn’t that look cool as a Facebook profile photo if I could create a pixel image of myself!? I spent a bit of time manually tracing pixels over a photo of myself in Photoshop and it looked ok but I wasn’t 100% happy so went looking for ways to convert to pixelated in one go. None of the Photoshop stylize filters were much good but then I came across an article online on how to convert photos to Commodore 64 style, 8 Bit graphics.
I followed the article and got some cool results so thought I’d create an Action set to make it easier for others to “C64’ify” their images in one click.
To adjust the result just mess with the middle action “Convert Mode” Dither amount settings. You’ll also need to load Christoffer’s custom C64 colour palette as below:
You can download both the action set and Commodore 64 colour table HERE.