Use Slick Grix For Pixel Art Tricks [Review]

Grix

The Grix is a cool new $5 pixel editor for iOS, with wide appeal for serious pixel artists and anyone looking for a creative way of killing a dull moment.

Grix art is shown on a grid. Below it is a tray of pixel tiles that you simply drag and drop into place. Tap to rotate them, tap-and-hold to pick them up and move them around.

Swipe on the tiles tray and you’ll find there are more tiles than you first expected. In fact, there are infinite tiles, because every single one is editable. Drag some tiles in, edit them, and your changes show up instantly in your picture. So nice.

Once your artwork’s complete, you can apply color filters to it. Pull down with two fingers and a series of palettes appears – just tap to see the new colors take effect.

This is an awesome little app. So much care has gone into making it, and it shows everywhere you look. The sound effects are spot-on, the text labels for the color palettes are gorgeous, even the Share menu icons for Twitter and Facebook are pixellated. They’ve thought about every little detail. Bravo.

Oh, and is there a Flickr group? Of course there is.

Rating: ★★★★★

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Giles TurnbullGiles Turnbull is a freelance writer in England. He also writes for the Press Association and The Morning News. You can find out more at his website, and follow him on Twitter @gilest.

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