If you need some inspiration on how to animate on Procreate, this article might just have just what you’re looking for. We’re going to talk about how to convert a PSD file (which is a Photoshop readable format) into an animated GIF file so that you can use it in Flash applications such as Facebook, YouTube and more. Here’s what you need to get started:
Import a PSD file that contains an image that you would like to make into an animation with the PSD to Animation convertor tool. To do this, click on your chosen file, then click on the convert button. A prompt will prompt you to pick a frame option. Click on the default (box) frame option.
You’ll notice that the layers palette has changed to a basic colors palette. The next step is to choose an animation type from the animation palette that you have created within the Photoshop interface. By default, your application uses the Web Fonts setting to provide you with the greatest amount of flexibility when it comes to customizing how your text looks. If you instead want to use a Glyphs font, simply right click on the Glyphs icon, then click on add new.
Once you have selected a Glyphs Glyph, you will see two tabs: one for the text itself, and one for the canvas where the drawing is actually rendered. If you’ve never used a PSD to animation before, this is a great place to start, as there are tons of different options and settings that you can experiment with. To start, click on the default tab, named “PSD to iPad,” and then click on the first icon, titled “ode to draw.” An example of a cool tool that I use to create these kinds of animations is called Photoshop Flex.
The next section of the video tutorial is about how to switch from PSD to iPad frames by using various drawing tools. One cool feature that you’ll discover here is the zoom option. This lets you zoom in on very large graphics. When you move your mouse over an object, the upper and lower images become clear so that you can see exactly what you are drawing.
It’s pretty much impossible to talk about how to animate on Procreate and talk about how useful the device is without talking about the functionality of all the different drawing tools that are included with the program. You’ll find that there are lines for everything you could possibly need, including tools for creating drop shadows and highlights, along with other useful features. What makes it really easy to learn how to draw is the fact that there are literally thousands of different shapes and colors to choose from. For example, I have been able to add my little dog to many of my drawings simply by selecting it out of the drawing palette. In fact, the only thing that would make things more difficult would be if you had no idea about how to customize your canvas, or if you had no idea how to add special effects.