nor do i currently have photoshop


My current favorite Dream Daddy conspiracy theory is that Damien is Mary’s brother. They do look remarkably similar, and the artist has very distinct face and body shapes too so I don’t think it’s an accident. So for shits and giggles I photoshopped them to have matching haircolor to see what it would look like.

anonymous asked:

Hello~ Can you recommend some simple 2d animation programs?

Hum, well I personally tend to use TVPaint, or the Sai Animation Assistant + either manga studio or SAI. You can use the animation assistant with any program, so you might want to combine it with whatever program you currently draw in!

However the former is both neither simple nor. cheap. so it’s perhaps not the best place to start haha

you can give the trial a go, but if you do you’ll want to visit tvpaintanimation​ for some pointers

If you have Photoshop CS3 Extended and upwards, you can actually use that for animation - just open the timeline up.

I’d suggest clicking the little three lines on the right side

and make sure the new layers are like this!

Also an option is Adobe Flash, I’m personally not too fond of it because it is a vector program and I’m just. Not very keen on vectors, but my preferences are not yours so I suggest looking into it yourself!

And, if you work with pixel art, i’d have a look at GraphicsGale. You can use it for free, but to animate your pixels in it you do need to buy the full version.

I would also have a look at FlipBook, the website is   pretty awful, but the program itself is very good!

It does use traditional animation terminology so that might throw you off a little, but you should be alright if you look on this glossary. Or just google.

You can use that program for free, although i believe it adds a watermark.

Those are all paid programs mind, animation software is. not normally free, it’s a pretty specialised area.

There is some free software you can use though, I mentioned it before but the SAI Animation Assistant can be used with any program, just save the frames in a folder as PNGs and you’re good to go.

Most free animation software is like that animation assistant - they require the frames to come from an external source. SAIAA2 though allows you to preview your animation, so i recommend it over things like unFREEz

You can also use GIMP, just get the animation package! I’ve never used it myself though, as I haven’t used GIMP for about five years haha,,