Image file formats are standardized means of organizing and storing digital images. Image
files are composed of digital data in one of these formats that can be rasterized for use on a
computer display or printer. An image file format may store data in uncompressed,
compressed, or vector formats. Once rasterized, an image becomes a grid of pixels, each of
which has a number of bits to designate its color equal to the color depth of the device
Pixel art is a form of digital art, created through the use of raster graphicssoftware, where
images are edited on the pixel level. Graphics in most old (or relatively limited) computer,
console, graphing calculator and mobile phonevideo games are mostly pixel art.
Concept art is a form of illustration where the main goal is to convey a visual representation
of a design, idea, and/or mood for use in films, video games, animation, or comic books
before it is put into the final product. Concept art is also referred to as
visual development and/or concept design. This term can also be applied
to retail design, set design, fashion design and architectural design.
In the visual arts, texture is the perceived surface quality of a work of art. It is an element of
two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and is distinguished by its perceived visual
and physical properties. Use of texture, along with other elements of design, can convey a
variety of messages and emotions.
The background graphics are used in most games but are used differently. In 2D games the
background is usually one graphic that cannot be moved nor needs any animation. But in 3D
games graphics are usually on objects that can be interacted with. They set the scene e.g.
Urban, Forest & cloudy environments.
Print Media Art
This type of artwork plays a major role as this is the artwork most people see through
advertisement etc. The point is to convince a person that the game looks really good and
then on to buying that game. Artwork of this type can be found on boxes for the game or
posters for gamers to collect and keep. Merchandise that people tend to purchase.