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Short LOZ Animation [PROCESS] by AmazingArtistYellow Short LOZ Animation [PROCESS] by AmazingArtistYellow
I get so many requests to make tutorials on animation.
I'm sorry guys! I can't upload tutorials because I'm a bad teacher and I'm still new to this stuff. The only thing I can provide you guys at the moment are processes of how I make my animation. ^^;

So, here's a short and simple animation of Sheik bowing her head (It really ain't that simple because of the perspective slightly changing as she bows her head)
This took a total of 3-4 hours to finish this 0.25 second animation (Excuse me! I don't have a tablet! :X).

As you can see, ANIMATION AIN'T THAT EASY!!!! But really, it ain't that hard either. If anything, it's just time-consuming (And frustrating at times if you're working with, I dunno, 20 frames or more).

STEPS:
-I draw a sketch of how the animation should start
-I trace over my sketch and begin drawing the other frames
-I clean/make minor edits to the lineart (In this case, I edit Sheik's eye to make it close as she bows her head)
-Add color to EVERY FRAME
-Draw a background and add it TO EVERY FRAME (I dunno, they're in a desert or something.....)
-Adjust the brightness of EVERY FRAME to match the background
-Adjust the colors of EVERY FRAME to somewhat match the background
-Add highlights to EVERY FRAME
-Adjust the highlights to make a glowing appearance for EVERY FRAME
-Add any extra characters necessary (In this case, Link) to EVERY FRAME (oh, and if the extra character/s are moving, the job gets a lot harder)
-Add a Gaussian blur to EVERY FRAME (because it looks nice)
-Add any other special effects if necessary to, say it with me, EVERY FRAME (in this case, I added a vertical linear blur to give that "special" lighting effect)

There's probably other better, much more easier ways to make animation *cough*3Dmodels*cough*, but if you make animations, or plan on doing animations frame-by-frame (Like I do), then I applaud you for your patience! :iconclapplz:

Programs used: Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Sony Movie Studio 12
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:iconjohnny12575:
Johnny12575 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. The gaussian blur and the motion blur make it so real. Do you think that might work somehow with comics as well, or does it just make the animation look cool?
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paunexus6 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Photographer
Amazing and useful I really enjoy your work here. Good job pal! 
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serenawarren14 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
cool!
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Aryandiani-Maecy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It make's you really realize how much time goes into animation. I mean. That was only five frames and it still 3-4 hours to finish! So if you say an animation is bad, think about how much time goes in to them! Heck, I could only manage a 100 frame animation on flip a clip without a stylus! So finger paint! yaaaaaaay! 
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AmythystDragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm only a level 7 mage and my patience skill isn't high enough to unlock this yet. OTL
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LoZOtaku11 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
"Add Link"


.....


*bursts out laughing and falls out of chair* X'D
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cancerleovirgo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO AMAZING!!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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ZeldaWolfPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"add Link!"
Wtf XD
A wild random Link appears!
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LexiiDear Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I knooow Link just pops up all spick and spand XD
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:iconzeldawolfprincess:
ZeldaWolfPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Link is everywhere. Link is God. Link is truth. And, more of all, Link is you. XD
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sailorheart21 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
im sorry but this made me laugh
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xAnnyPics Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooooo awesomeeeeeee *A*
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love how you randomly "add Link" into there like that! XD

Your animations are fantastic! :clap:
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TheForsakenKnight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestly thought the thumbnail when it said "Shift Colors" said "Shit Colors".
In the way of "Literally adding so many colors you're shitting them".
This is a good example for a noob like me, I applaud you sir Epic clap 
You're one of the many who don't get annoyed and aggravated that so many people ask you "How You Do Dat"
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fa2sh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
i liked it ... great work !!!!:iconclapplz:
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
A SHORT PROCESS IS ALL I NEED

...Now I just need Photoshop...
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Artfan765 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
"LET'S ADD LINK!" that just made my day.
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tweetysweet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Like it.
I'll make sure to try someday to do an animation...which I hope to do someday
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GTWinner621 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Writer
*claps for the "LET'S ADD LINK" part. Just made it soo much better!
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DiamondHeart532 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Let's add Link" PERFECT!!
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KarrieTheSketcher Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LETS ADD LINK
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XsparX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD lets add link !this is very cool
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ClassicJazz8 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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Shadow1kid Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not bad! :)
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Kaizoku-no-Yume Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really useful ! Thanks you so much for sharing your step-by-step gif ! ♥
I wish one day I could do amazing animation like you !
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Regyman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
And people think this doesn't take long 
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WolfNightV4X1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, buy a tablet, it's worth it if you're an artist/animator by trade, it'll cut down your work time. Start saving :)
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TheCartoonLife Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy to see that you're getting obsessed with zelda!
thanks for the tutorial
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AmazingArtistYellow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh? Not really...^^;
I'm still more obsessed with Smash Bros. than anything.
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Well done^^
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KuroMizana Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is very helpful! :)
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