I am looking to disable all anti-alias in Sketch to drawn pixel art? Fireworks is the only tool I can think which supports pixel and vector tools, are there others on Mac?
I don’t believe anti-aliasing can be disabled in Sketch.
I think the main features you're probably after for pixel art are:
- Being able to paint with a non-antialiased pencil or brush.
- Nearest neighbour scaling (keep blocky things blocky when you scale).
- Non-antialiased selections.
- Being able to export the formats you'll need (PNG? GIF?).
Based on that criteria, there’s a few tools that can do it. Pixen is awesome, and worth investigating:
I'd also highly recommend Photoshop, predominately using the Pencil Tool — it does exactly what you're after, letting you paint non-antialiased pixels easily. It also has some other tools that might be handy, like posterisation.
Acorn would be my third option on the Mac. It has a pencil tool that's similar to Photoshop, as well as nearest neighbour scaling (if you need it).
You can do it in Sketch, but I wouldn't recommend it. My experiences with 1x1 px dots in Sketch are really bad. Performance is horrible when you have a lot of those.
I think you better use Photoshop or Pixelmator for that needs, but if you really want to use Sketch do this:
- Right click on the Toolbar
- Click "Customise Toolbar"
- Drag "Show Pixels" on the Toolbar
- Click the button to view pixels grid
- Zoom in very many times, until you will see the pixels grid
- Draw a rectangle inside the pixel
Pixelmator doesn't support nearest neighbor scale.
Pixelmator supports both pixel and vector.
Something that supports both pixels and vectors for Mac? That must be Affinity: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/
I'm almost a bit confused it wasn't mentioned earlier?
Creating Pixel Art in Illustrator
This was posted this here recently if you go the Photoshop route. Might be helpful: http://graphicriver.net/item/pablo-the-pixel-art-builder/3008103
Pixen seconded, awesome for exploring pixel space
I'm using PyxelEdit.
It's made for pixel art run on both PC/Mac,
The tile features is great.
You should try it before make decision.
Whow, that would be very very cool. But I have not foud a way to turn it off.
But Sketch does allow you to make plugins for it. Maybe there lies a possibilty.