An image can say a thousand words. An animated image can be even more effective. The following 20 Photoshop tutorials explain how to add some cool animation effects to your images. It's time to get started with your first Photoshop cartoon!
Photoshop is a powerful tool. It‘s used by designers, artists, photographers, retouchers, etc. It has many features that help you manipulate, retouch or create images. It’s mostly used to edit still images, but it also has an animation feature. However, it’s not used that often to create animation, as many other solutions can make this process easier and faster. Nonetheless, animating in Photoshop is possible and it has some tools that can help you create something stunning, like a very short cartoon.
You can create a frame by frame animation. It means that you need to draw every frame on your own. So, it takes some time. An important factor to consider is the playback rate. If you want your video to be played at 30 frames per second, then you need to draw 30 frames to “get” one second of the video.
If you want to have something simple then the workflow is:
That’s how simple animating in Photoshop is. You can also add new frames, keyframes, and layers to get something complex. The idea is simple. A keyframe stores various properties. When you have two of them, the software will automatically change the marked properties over time between two keyframes. For example, if you mark the opacity property and you set it to 0% in the first frame. Then you go to the 10th frame and set the opacity to 100% - Photoshop will automatically create a nice appearing effect.
If you want to draw your cartoon frame by frame, then the workflow is following:
To make this process easier, you can enable onion skin from the timeline panel menu. It shows previous frames. The point is to make sure that the difference between frames isn’t that large. Otherwise, it will look harsh.
You can preview your animation and save it as a .GIF file or use it in After Effects. As you can see, animating in Photoshop isn’t difficult.
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It is an image that is moving or has moving elements so it looks like a part of a short video.
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