Made it with CS3. you can right-click on the brush tool to get a pencil tool, and that's basically a pixel brush. So once you do that, you just go to Window > Animations and open that tab. If all of your frames are on different layers, you can animate them in one picture!
Well, i'm not sure how to do it in anything other than photoshop, but you should be able to transfer it by clicking 'file > save as web device' Once that opens up, you can save the forever-looped animated version!
What I did to make mine that big is that I made the background of my sprite like a pinkish color, I zoomed in pretty hard, took a screencap, and then used the cut tool to crop around it. You should set the anti-alias to zero.
If you want to know another way to get hard pixels at any scale, minus the screencapping, try heading to Preferences > General, then setting Image Interpolation to Nearest Neighbour instead of whatever the default is.
Man, ME TOO. The worst was back when I had my welfare copy of PS Elements, which doesn't have image interpolation settings. I kept asking people "how i kep hard pixles plx" and they kept telling me "Nearest Neighbour, bitch", and I kept tearing out my hair trying to find those settings...
Thank heavens for piracy I MEAN NO I NEVER ILLEGALLY DOWNLOADED CS4 SHUT UP