Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I do plan on making more layer manipulation tips later.
However, I had a feeling that I would be spending more time defending my choice in program than responding to actual feedback.
Anyways, why use Photoshop for a pixel art with a low number of colors? Totally pointless.
For your information, the color picker for Photoshop is superior to ms paint's in every way possible. It also supports color profiles and different settings. A program with a robust amount of features can easily be downsized to your needs (pixel art) and maintain the same functionality, but a program with very few amount of features cannot be upsized to reach that same level of functionality.
It does have the BASIC hotkeys, and cropping is pretty useless in most cases. Layers in Paint? Why would I need them in Pixel Art? For nothing. And as for pixel art, I have more than you can even imagine. And recolor is different from edit that is different from custom. Custom is created from zero with some or no inspiration, editing is reallocation of pixels to create something using this or that base, recolor is enhancement of the current palette or palette swapping (like that Shaman King guy that simply went to Photoshop, changed the spritesheet to greyscale and posted it). Just recently I have been using Photoshop a little more than usual, but I like to try doing complicated things, unlike your amateurism.
It actually has no hotkeys for any of the tools, which means that there's no hotkey for pencil, brush, eraser, eyedropper, or anything. Enjoy your archaic workflow. I don't care at all about your classifications of recolors vs edits, as that's all irrelevant justifications.
Gives you TOTAL control, if you don't know. Try holding ALT on CTRL while hovering an anchor point, N-E-W-B-I-E!
You don't seem to understand that pen tool uses a vector-based algorithm to determine the shape of the curve. Anything algorithm-based looks like shit with pixel art. You should probably try to understand what I just said before you criticize. Control in pixel art term refers to the ability to manually control what goes into the work, pixel-by-pixel. Your definition of total control proves to me that you have no idea what you're talking about; ie. it has absolutely nothing to do with the use of automated tools.
Me? Usurp? Look at you! I bet that 90% of the things you have "done" are actually someone else's work! So, please, go back to Paint and learn a little more before speaking to a PS intermediate-pro guy... Like me, an AUTODIDACT.
You're grasping at straws here at this point in your post. You should post proof that I plagiarize if you're going to bring that up. In any case, I should take you up on that 90% challenge. All I have to do is count the total number of my artworks, and post over 10% of my original .psds. lmao
Keep in mind that I am a moderator of this section, and all of your criticisms of me are backed with personal attacks (U mad?, you're a n-e-w-b-i-e, amateurism). I could easily criticize your artwork, but this neither the time nor place to do that. Perhaps you should do the same, because this isn't my personal art thread? You do a lot more boasting about your skills than actual posting of your skills. You should probably calm yourself down before making a response. I can tell that you're getting a bit "u mad", based on the number of personal attacks with little actual rebuttal to the facts I present.