Frame Animation In Photoshop: How To Animate A Character

April 2, 2023
1 min read

In this short tutorial, I walk through how you can use Frame Animation in Adobe Photoshop to create a hand drawn character animation. Using the video Timeline tool in Photoshop, I walk you through how to draw different character poses to depict movement.

Overview of Tutorial:

  • Breakdown Frame Animation Steps
  • Drawing Keyframes (Character Poses)
  • Drawing Inbetween Frames
  • How to Review the Animation
  • And How to Add Additional Animations or Movements

For my demonstration, I used an iPad, but you are welcome to use any other drawing pad like a Wacom or even your mouse. Though I do recommend using a drawing pad over the mouse to make the drawing experience easier.

And if you would like to learn more about hand-drawn animation in Photoshop, then check out my full class on Skillshare:

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