Use Bitmap Tools to Create Animated Characters in Photoshop


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Creating characters in Photoshop

Creating a character in Photoshop is similar to how you would do it in Illustrator, but of course we'll be using bitmap tools. Now, when we use a bitmap, we need to be cognizant of how big we want that bitmap to be. Unlike an Illustrator file, which can scale however you want because it's vectors, bitmap has to be at least big enough to fill the screen. So what we need to do is make sure that we understand how big our final output will be; if it's HD, standard def, Web, whatever, and then make sure that we have enough pixels in our basic character to fill that screen.

So you need to think about, okay, what's the biggest close up we are going to do on our character. So, for example, are we going to do a close up of the character's head? Then we need to make sure that we scale the bitmap so that when the head fits in the screen we have enough pixels. So we can do this under Image > Image Size, and just make sure that we have a width and a height that works. Now, again...

Creating characters in Photoshop
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Creating characters in Photoshop provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Creating Animated Characters in After Effects

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3D + Animation
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After Effects
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