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Animation

  • Careers
    So You Want to Be an Animator?Preview
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    Get the behind-the-scenes lowdown on art careers within the animation industry from professionals with the industry itself. We'll go through what it takes to learn the trade, what it takes to get a job in-house, what sort of roles artists may take on within a studio, and what kinds of projects they may be a part of within a production. From Disney to Nickelodeon and assorted studios in between, this is your guide to animation careers.Read More…
  • Animation
    How to Create Animation Assets in Adobe PhotoshopMuffet article preview
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    Learn how to set up Photoshop documents for easy transition to Adobe After Effects for animation!Read More…
  • Animation
    How to Create a Walking Kitten Animation In Adobe PhotoshopWalking kitten prev
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    Create a very simple, smooth animation using Photoshop tools to make it easier and faster. You don't need to be good at drawing for this!Read More…
  • Animation
    Create a Flight Animation From Scratch in Adobe PhotoshopFlight animation prev
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    Learn how to create flight animations without a reference by understanding the mechanism of wing movement, and get to know fast methods of shading multiple frames.Read More…
  • Halloween
    Make an Animated Pumpkin Icon Using Pixel Art in Adobe PhotoshopPreview
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    In this tutorial, you will create a spooky jack-o-lantern from scratch, rendered entirely in pixels (the building blocks of digital art). Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop's Timeline panel to animate a smiling, winking face that blows a kiss at the viewer and lights up both inside and out.Read More…
  • Animation
    Create an Animated Interface GIF in Adobe PhotoshopThumbnail
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    In this tutorial, we will use Adobe Photoshop to design a simple iPhone app GUI and then create an animation of it to present it to a client.Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    Create a Run Cycle Animation From Scratch in Adobe PhotoshopRun animation preview
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    Use Adobe Photoshop tools to create a smooth, non-chaotic animation of a running cheetah - or any animal you wish!Read More…
  • Pixel Art
    How to Create an Animated Pixel Art Sprite in Adobe PhotoshopPreview static
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    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create and animate a pixel art sprite using just a few simple tools in Adobe Photoshop. In the process, I will cover all of the basic rules that you can apply to your future pixel art illustrations. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Animation
    Create a 2D Sprite Sheet for Unity 4.3 in InkscapePreviewretina
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    Unity's 4.3 update was a great big door swinging open for 2D game developers, with many new tools and ways to approach 2D game development in this already powerful engine. In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a character in Inkscape that can be used in Unity 4.3's amazing new editor.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    10 Ways to Optimize an Animated GIF FileTop10 gif preview retina
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    GIF is the standard format for compressing images with large areas of solid colors and crisp details like those in line art, logos, or type. Being an 8 bit-depth image format it would have disappeared from the web after the introduction of the JPEG and PNG file formats, but GIF is still a favored web file format thanks to its frame animation feature. In this tutorial, we will have a close look at all the available options to convert a video to a GIF animation, and how to optimize its file size. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Illustration
    Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Create Movement and ActionCartoonmovements preview new 400x400b
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    What is a cartoon without any kind of action? What is a cartoon, that doesn't tell us a story? You may have seen artistic studies of the human body, drawn from a live model for reference. They work very well for understanding how anatomy and muscles react when we suggest a move. But the sentiment behind this movement is not clear! It's just a reproduction of real life and nothing more. The way to express movement and action in a cartoon style drawing is quite different from real life. Therefore, beyond the necessary knowledge to build your character's body, mastering the techniques needed to add life to these forms is essential. And that's what we'll talk about in this tutorial!Read More…
  • Animation
    Kandi Runner: Create a Ready-to-Animate Vector Game SpriteSprite400
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    There are few projects more fun than drawing out video game character concepts. The colors, the clothing, and the overall design have few limitations for the concept artist. We'll be drawing a vector character ready for animating in Adobe Illustrator and more in this three part tutorial with the After Effects and Game Development teams on Tuts+. Read More…
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