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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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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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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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Harry-Botter 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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Kathyg08 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome CO-CO-COMBO BREAKEEEEEER!! :) Loved it.
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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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