Need to jazz up your home office on the cheap? Try this DIY project. A clever college crafter turned a package of cork board tiles into Blinky, Inky, Clyde, and the Pac Man himself. But the 8-bit opportunities never end. Use this tutorial as a guide to creating the pixelated cork board of your dreams.
With an image editor, you can turn virtually any silhouette into a stencil for a custom cork board. Lucky for us, all our favorite characters come in 8-bit—so let's round up a straight edge and get started!
Instructables user dominator24 shows us how he took a pixelated silhouette of the Pac Man ghosts through Photoshop to create a template for his cork boards:
Once I had created my templates, I reset the rulers in GIMP to show inches instead of pixels. Using the templates as a guide, I then used a straight edge and a tape measure to draw the image on the cork board. To do this is very simple; For example: if the first corner on the image is 1.5" from the left in the image, then make a mark 1.5" from the left on the board.
His no-print method works well for these simple shapes. But if you're after something more complicated, get your template printed out on large sheet of 12-inch by 12-inch paper and trace your design on to the cork tiles.
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