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Killerinstinct Halfresolution by Elemental79 Killerinstinct Halfresolution by Elemental79
To see how this picture was made visit my YouTube channel...
youtu.be/ujsRnOx11qs

This is my attempt to take a low resolution video game screenshot and turn it into something much more detailed.

The arcade game Killer Instinct was displayed at an amazingly low resolution of 320x240 which was a common resolution of the time. Played on today's TVs, the game looks like a blurry mess. Rare made the game using mostly computer generated imagery which at the time looked amazing. By today's standards, not quite so much.

By using Photoshop I was able to remake a screenshot from the game the way my brain wanted to remember it.

I chose Sabrewulf because I thought it would be a good challenge to work with something that has lots of hair. I was planning on the 2nd character being Fulgore, but settled for Spinal since I couldn't find a Fulgore sprite. I think it turned out better with these two as it matches the theme better to have a skeleton instead of a robot in a setting like this.

The original image is 8000x6000 and stored in 3 different PSD files.
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:icontrentdaddy:
Trentdaddy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Nice job on capturing the feel of the original game but with modern quality.
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Daniel-Rocal Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work.
I saw the Doom one long time ago and I have to say that you're a Photoshop master
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:iconvitinhosnt:
vitinhosnt Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!
I'm feeling crazy and nostalgic when i see this!
Wonderfull artwork!
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KeIIion Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow so fantastic werewolf it would be so fantastic when u draw more of them 
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:iconkathyg08:
Kathyg08 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome CO-CO-COMBO BREAKEEEEEER!! :) Loved it.
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:iconvictox:
VICTOX Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
КРАСОТИЩААААА!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LinkofHyurle89 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Watched the video it was super amazing it would be great if you did The Legend of Zelda next maybe Ocarina of time or a Link to the Past.
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MikaBlackwood Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You sir have earned the title of God this is the best image of the Ki series I HAVE EVER SEEN D: oh my Im so happy I got to see this in youtube. theprocess was breathtaking and It turned out amazing !!
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ImLo0u Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
OMG. Wonderful!
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PsycoMasterKA Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is, without a doubt, one of the most epic things I've ever seen.

I'm not loving how everyone's calling the new KI horrible, though... Give it a chance.
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mawpearl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Epic Art !!! fuck! the new KI  should be like this  :(
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FlamerXMagofire Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I just saw the speed art video of this on YouTube, and I HAD to fav it here =D
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:iconsobies516pl:
Sobies516pl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Fantastic :D
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Cool work.
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GriMSlaYr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Beautiful work man you should do a a HD version of the original game so much love of this game pitty of the slaughter that did to it.
Any possible chance of seeing a Spinal flame swording and or flame shielding fight with Orchid :D
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XeroCookiesLeft Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Awesome.
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leon-fenrir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Dude, I love Killer Instinct, I love Sabrewulf, I love the music for his stage and I ADORE this piece of work and I enjoyed watch the speed process you posted on YouTube.

That having been said if I have to nit-pick one itty-bitty little detail about this, it's the minor fact that Spinal's sword is missing the knuckle-guard (or D-guard). But as I said it's a minor nit-pick that doesn't hinder your performance. This is truly fantastic. Well done
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GPH74 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
eeee Great!!! job!! Dude!! nice and for a Fan of Killer Instic!!! soo cool!! greetings from Puebla México!!!
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realcyraxx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Show ! Perfect

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:iconsenang:
senang Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
awesome :)

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:iconlerodnb:
lerodnb Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
you make me nostalgic
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krayziekyle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Nice work, can yyou post a higher res version like the metroid one? I'm trying to set it as my wallpaper at 1920x1200. Thanks and keep it up!
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Habodea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work!
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IKUSAGAMISHADOW Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
AMAZING, good work man.

PLEASE, disponiblize the full resolution image 8000x6000. :(
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ctrlaltBATMAN Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Just came from the YouTube video and all I can say is AMAZING! You've got some awesome talent man, I hope you're getting paid for it lol
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ChaosManiac Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This Looks GREAT!
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Tenshiros Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful art! This is the way we saw K.I games in 3D, but now microsoft killed the franchise with KI3 =/
Can i download a better version? I try to download from the link at my right, but the page don't load.
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rafamilk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
awesome
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lordskorrkeeper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Amazing talent you have love the detail you go into for these remasters. I would love to see this done with Orchid VS Cinder.
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JosephKing Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
niiiiiice!
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celiasrox Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
can you give us a 1920x1080? i want it really bad for wallpaper
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DarksidernemesiS Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i´ve seen your video you are amazing!!
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:iconhtgradius:
htgradius Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
mis Respetos Eres Grande
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kara17free Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
sorprendente.... eso es de 8000!!!
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:iconorbitosu:
orbitosu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
awesome
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:iconcumgun:
Cumgun Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
My god! This is remarkable. Good job!
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:icononiyami:
oniyami Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
perfect *-----*

Supreme Victory!!!
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:icontikal11:
Tikal11 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful man, I love Killer Instinct.
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:iconskullkill88:
skullkill88 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
awesome
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:iconsebart92:
sebart92 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
this work is the BEST !!
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:icongodsponge:
GodSponge Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Nice. Now all I can think about is what Orchid would look like by your hand.

BTW, if it is of any help [link]
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gabococaXD Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
ULTRA COMBO! 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999HITS?
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CHAPL3N Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice work man! amazing
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narDii Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Awesome
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GravureArtist Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
unfortunately you got the wrong painting on the wall. Its supposed to be a Rembrandt self portrait.
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:icondrivingblind666:
Drivingblind666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this looks amazing! If they ever do a KI reboot you should definitely look into doing designs for it! :wow:

Fantastic work! :thumbsup:
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:iconguyarmando:
GuyArmando Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice KI reboot, the XD thanks to you I'm gonna resprite the Characters in Capcom Style XD!!
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Koopa90 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I used to have the original Gameboy version of Killer Instinct ... It sucks major balls :D
The N64 version was WAAAY better.

This image brings back fond memories.
They should make a new game for the next gen :)
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bochog3 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
youre a Master of photoshop man cheers
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:iconbrigaz:
BRIGAZ Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
CRAZY! You are unbelievable, BEST use or Photoshop I ever seen...
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