This tutorial is an update from my first tutorial. This time around I use Photoshop CC and delve into a few more techniques that I've learned while working in production.
Adobe Photoshop is a tool that a great number of creative minds are familiar and comfortable with. While it isnt software package that has been built with animation specifically in mind there it has huge potential as an animation tool. The ability to control an aesthetic within the software gives a very hands on feel to the process and endless possibilities for your end result. I hope that this tutorial will help bridge the gap between designer and animator, beginner and professional.
As requested I've made the breakdown of Mr. Cube and my take on how to achieve this style.
Method 1 0:48 : After Effects shape layers - done by keyframing paths and opacity on and off.
Method 2 7:43 : Photoshop Extended video timeline layer - import video into Photoshop and create path and draw on black video layer
Method 3 10:45 : Photoshop Extended video frames as layers - import video into Photoshop as separate layers and draw on new layer then export. I haven't used this yet but I think it will work.
Method 4 : Flash - convert video to flv and import into timeline. Draw your path or paint of a separate layer export image sequence. I don't go into explaining this because I'd probably just make a fool of myself with what I know about Flash.
Thanks for watching let me know if you guys have any questions!