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Photoshop Animation Series Part 1: Basics

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Photoshop Animation Series Part 1: Basics

Do you love drawing? Do you often feel limited by the confines of software like After Effects? Do you ever look at a Buck or Giant Ant piece and wonder "How the heck did they do THAT?" My friends, I will let you in on the secret; it's patience, practice, experience, and many times traditional animation techniques. To help you become a better ‘traditional’ animator we’ve put together a serious dedicated to teaching you how to do cel animation in Photoshop. This series will cover every aspect of cel animation from timing to finishing touches. So if you’re ready for a deep dive into the world of animating in Photoshop, let’s hop in.

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Photoshop Animation Series Part 1: Basics

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Goals

  • Install the Animdessin 2 Extension
  • Setup Your Cel Animation Workspace
  • Develop An Understanding of the Cel Animation Workflow
  • Create a Simple Candle Burning Loop
  • Export a Looping GIF

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