How to Make Your Own Gameboy Portrait
I jacked the idea from Bamboota’s Facebook profile photo!
Here’s the simple, cheap way to do it.
1. Download THIS Photoshop 4 color index file.
2. Paste a photo of your face or whatever into it and hope that the contrast in your photo is good enough to get a decent result. (best if your image is 160 x 144 pixels like the original Gameboy resolution)
3. Download THIS Photoshop Gameboy file.
4. Paste your indexed photo into the layer called “PASTE UR MUG HERE”
NOVICE: If your pasted image looks like crap, use levels, burn/dodge, etc to adjust a grayscale version of your image and try, try, try pasting again. It’s not an exact science since it’s difficult to predict how Photoshop is calculating the reduction/color matching.
DIFFICULT: If you want to manually reduce your image, you can download/use THIS SWATCH and play with the diffusion percentage to tinker with the resulting patterns. If you feel like learning, you can try to grind through my outdated but mostly applicable old Index Separation Tutorial.