Monday, May 21, 2012

Photoshop Animation Techniques. A Full Tutorial

I made this tutorial a couple of months ago. It'll show you my workflow for animating in photoshop.  
Adobe Photoshop is a tool that a great number of creative minds are familiar and comfortable with. While it isnt software package that has been built with animation specifically in mind there it has huge potential as an animation tool. The ability to control an aesthetic within the software gives a very hands on feel to the process and endless possibilities for your end result. I hope that this tutorial will help bridge the gap between designer and animator, beginner and professional. Before you get started you’ll need a basic-intermediate understanding of Photoshop, as well as a copy of Photoshop CS Extended (Which you can download from the Adobe website here) The layout of the tutorial- Part 1 Getting Started- All the key features that you’ll need to know in order to get animation out of Photoshop. These include an introduction to the animation timeline as well as the steps you can follow to export your animation. Part 2 Clean-up, Colour and Creating Actions. A step by step walk through for creating some the actions that will help you speed up your animation workflow – including creating colour layers, effective bucket filling and creating your next frame. It also touches on the use of adjustment layers. Part 3 Extra Tips and Tricks- A few extra tips and tricks to help you get started animating in Photoshop. These include using preexisting videos in your animation, better manipulating the timeline and how to export gifs from Photoshop. If you have any questions comments or ideas on how to improve the process dont be a stranger. Please leave a comment.

11 comments:

ninoaniceto said...

Really liking what you've been doing lately Alex! Your tutorial really cleared up a few things I've been wondering about. Thanks!

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Umar Rashid said...

Thanks for sharing very precise and easy techniques.
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Alex Grigg said...

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Sara Gomas said...
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Sara Gomas said...

Nice post. Photoshop cs5 is one of my favorite. I am searching it key or free keygen. I am using its free version which don't even support its all fonts..

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jonny bant said...

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