Photoshop Animation Series Part 1: Basics
Are you ready for adventure?
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?"
We’ll will let you in on the secret; it's patience, practice, experience, and many times traditional animation techniques.
As with everything you have to start at the very beginning, you must learn to sit up before you can crawl. In this Lesson we're going to learn those basics to get us up off the ground and start moving toward cel animation mastery.
To start out let's make a GIF! Everyone loves GIFs. They're fun, easy to make, and easy to share. Once you're done making yours tweet it to us, @schoolofmotion with the tag #SOMSquiggles.
In all of the lessons in this series I use an extension called AnimDessin. It's a game changer if you're into doing traditional animation in Photoshop. If you want to check out more info on AnimDessin you can find that here: https://vimeo.com/96689934
Once again a huge thank you to Wacom for being amazing supporters of School of Motion.
If you have any questions, click over to the Q&A tab to post them. Other students can answer you, and we'll put our team on the case to try and get you a solution ASAP.
In my timeline when ever I create a 2 frame exposure the first frame in the timeline has a checkered patter, while the second frame looks like yours; its purple. Why isn't both frames purple in my timeline?
I've discovered that in PS CC2017 there is a glitch where all two frame exposures will show the first frame unshaded/checkerboard.
Why are the files in x-zip format. Its really irritating to have to add another program to the computer just to have these files. Wouldn't a normal compressed folder serve the same function.
Actually , I just checked. The download files are still in the x-zip format.
AnimDessin2 doesn't work with Photoshop 2017
Hi Smrtsquirrel, you can find a video on how to install AnimDessin2 on Photoshop CC2017 at https://vimeo.com/193246288