How to Animation on Procreate
Learning how to animate on Procreate is actually a lot easier than you may think. It really comes down to knowing exactly how you want your video to look before you start trying to put it together. One of the most important tools when learning how to animate on Procreate is the background layer. When you learn how to animate on Procreate you will need to know how to use the background layer so that your creations come to life.
Open up your Procreate 5 graphics in the layer pallet. Use the left and right arrows to drag over your chosen image in the layers pallet to the pre-existing personal layer within your layers palette. You will then be required to click on the arrow next to the text that says ‘animation’. This will bring out the animation that your new image possesses. This particular method will allow you to create both fine and broad stroke animation with ease.
To add a frame to your animation, first you will want to add a frame that goes along with the image you have already added to your layer pallet. Right click on the frame and select add frame; you will see a blank oval frame appear. Pick any color that you want to use for your frame. Ensure that you have selected the correct size for your frame.
The next step is to pick an effect that you want to apply to your picture. An easy way to get a more realistic water colors look is to use the blend primary frame option. Using the blend primary frame option will blend in the current layer with the next layer by determining the transparency and color of the pixels. So, for instance, if you are using a red frame you will add it to your picture and then blend the red layer with the layer beneath it on your palette. This option is great for creating a realistic look because it allows you to blend in colors and layers without losing details. You can always change the blending mode of your image later on to achieve different effects.
After you have finished your frame you will want to add a new transparent layer below it called the background layer. The purpose of this layer is to actually give your image a background. This is a good idea to use if you plan on making a video of your baby as he or she sleep. The video will go with the beautiful water colors that will appear in your picture. If you are making a still photo of your child then the background layer will help the picture to not look so distorted when you put the picture in the photo or video.
As you are learning how to animate on Procreate you will need to understand that there are several frames that can be made. There are basic ones that are free and there are premium ones that cost money but offer various features. If you are a beginner, you will likely want to use the free ones until you are familiar with how everything works.