How to make animated videos? [The Ultimate Guide for Newbies]
How To Animate? It’s true that engaging in the creative process of making art is analogous to going on a grand journey. But what if you could give life to a much-loved original character in your own mini-movies rather than just static images? To fill this void, the animation industry has stepped in.
Even more so if you’re more comfortable with traditional media like pencil and paper than with computer programs, we understand that the prospect of learning animation may seem overwhelming. But, even a novice may create professional-looking animated graphics like cartoons or GIFs using pre-existing photo pieces with the help of the correct software.
Here, with the help of our Skillshare experts, you’ll get an introduction to the various animation genres available for your creative endeavors, as well as detailed instructions for creating your own animation from scratch using industry-standard software.
All About Animation
Before we get into how you may create your own animation, let’s take a step back and define what animation is and the various ways it can be applied to artistic endeavors.
To create the illusion of movement, animation consists, at its core, on stringing together a series of static images in a predetermined order.
Today, computer animation (or CGI) is the norm, but in the past, everything had to be done by hand. That’s because the same image was drawn again with nearly imperceptible alterations, and then the variations were pieced together to form the animation.
Although most current animators utilize computers to generate their characters or backgrounds in 2D or 3D animation, hand-drawn or cel-animation is still popular and can be a fun place to start if you’re an accomplished artist and still getting your feet wet as a first-time animator.
Popular Animation Software
So, you’re interested in learning picture animation, but you have no idea where to begin. Before investing time and money into more advanced animation programs, searching online for free trials of animation software or free cartoon producers might be a helpful first step for beginners.
How to Animate for Beginners
With everything we’ve covered, there are many great options for those just starting out in the field of motion graphics. Yet, Adobe Photoshop is the most accessible program for novices.
Before moving on to more advanced applications like Blender or Adobe Animate, we’ll show you everything you need to know to get started with animation in Photoshop.