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How to Make Pixel Paintings with Google Spreadsheets

Have you heard that you can actually create your painting pixel by pixel as you want using Google Spreadsheets.


There is new Add-ons has came up developed the Amit agrawal the author of digital inspiration.


This Add-ons Helps you to see , manage and change your painting pixel by pixel as you want. By using this your able to see every pixel value in hex. This is very interesting for the curious persons.


Marina and Mallory created a bright and beautiful wall mural using Google Sheets. Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuschi uses Microsoft Excel to draw masterpieces.


In this we are using Google Spreadsheets. Each cell in the spreadsheet corresponds to a pixel in the painting. You find the colour of the pixel and set that as the background colour of the corresponding cell in the sheet. Now resize the cells in small perfect squares and your spreadsheet will resemble the original artwork


How to Paint With Google Spreadsheets


Here is the deal,


Actually you can create your own art in Spreadsheets but it takes lot of time.

To make it simple , here's a simple workaround for you. You can take any photograph, vector art, GIF, or any other image and use Google spread sheets to convert that bitmap image into spreadsheet art.



There is another interesting part you can convert your image by emoji pixel. This is very interesting fact because every pixel that is nothing but the emoji is choose automatically.




Create Pixel Art with Google Sheets


It takes three easy steps to make pixel art with Google Sheets.


1. Install Pixel Art for Google Sheets.


2. Type sheets.new in the browser to create a new Google Sheet. Go to Add-ons menu, choose Pixel Art and then select Open.


3.Upload any image from your desktop,hit the Drwa button and watch as your sheet magically transforms into beautiful art.



How Pixel Art Works?


The underlying Google Script will now parse every single pixel of your image and write the corresponding hex color codes in the cells of the spreadsheet.


It will then set the background color of every cell as the color of the corresponding pixel in the uploaded image. If you have chosen the ‘emoji’ option, the cell will be filled with the closest emoji that matches the color of the pixel.


In the last step, the Google Script will resize the cells and turn them into perfect squares. That’s it. Your spreadsheet art is now ready.


If you choose to transform your picture into emojis pixels, the script takes the average color of the pixel, finds the closest emoji and adds it to the corresponding cell in the sheet. The emoji module is based on the work of Monica Dinculescu.


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