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My emote tutorial is finished!

This includes making a static and animated emote, and is intended for people who have no experience doing either of those.

I hope it's helpful. :)

If you make anything using this tutorial, you dont need to credit me. However, Id very much like to see what youve made. So note me, or leave a comment with a link to your newly created emote. If you have any questions, requests, suggestions, observations, comments, etc., note me or leave a comment and Id be happy to respond.

I originally wanted to include a more advanced animation section, showing how I do effects like fire and holograms, but I'm going to make another tutorial for that.
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Given 2013-09-17
Emote Tutorial by `ChaosEmeraldHunter Passing along some invaluable advice on creating your own emotes from a very skilled emote artist! ( Suggested by Kida-neechan and Featured by Elandria )
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ChatterboxThePony Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ChatterboxThePony Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super useful!
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Concrete8 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Is it okay if we animate in Ezimba?
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:iconipodlover3354:
I want to make emotes, but I don't have (and can't get, it too expenisve) Photoshop CS5. Really Sad 
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Techie8 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
GraphicsGale's your answer. It's not well known, though, so you'll have to use internet tutorials and figure things out on your own.
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callie7712 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Bunches!Worship 
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atomicalix Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! I took a stab at it and he's my first little emote c:
atomicalix.deviantart.com/art/…
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nina06 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this awsome tutorial! :D here is my first emote nina06.deviantart.com/art/My-f…
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RadioZap777 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial! But could you try to make it a bit more friendly to all art programmers, like this:
Useful SAI Tools
Useful MS Paint tools
Useful (insert art program here) Tools
Useful (insert art program here) Tools
Useful (insert art program here) Tools
Useful Pencil Tools
Useful (insert art program here) Tools
blah, blah, blah... XD This is just a request. You don't have to do this. :3
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Techie8 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Not "Art Programmers." That's not a word. "Artists."
Also, Sai sucks for emoticons, so does MS Paint (in general) and Pencil is not for emoticons.
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RadioZap777 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry. That was back when I was a bit of a... noob, I guess. My bad. ^^;
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Techie8 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's okay, I'm just a bit of an info nazi.
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EmotionQueen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ahhhhh thanks so much! :heart:
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aMege Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial! :love: My first emote turned out much better than I thought it would: Hello World :wave: by aMege
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LEArayann Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aww I don't have photoshop I wish I did my art would look better
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
You don't need photoshop to make emotes. You can make them with MS Paint too. c:
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LEArayann Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh:D (Big Grin) ok
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Autumns-Muse Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Thanks for the fantastic tutorial! Here is my first little emote: Waving Emote by nikkidoodlesx3
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TossarN Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot for showing me how to animate with this.

Here's what I made =)phboy.deviantart.com/art/Annoy…
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
thanks :aww: this helped me make this: aspiredwriter.deviantart.com/a…
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Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seem to be having trouble with the file size. I made the document 30 px by 30 px 72 resolution but the pencil size at 1 px is huge! 
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MayBePrecious Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the tutorial! Here is my result :) Link
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KagamineLink Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what program did you use for the animation? I can't use preview very well....
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
You can use anything for animation. I use ezimba.com (it animates for you. c:)
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JustBecause62 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehm...here's my attempt: justbecause62.deviantart.com/a…
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FoofyCakez Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful! Thank you! :heart:
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OmegaHunter63 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Artist
can you give me an actual link to the software used to make emotes.
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
You can use anything to make them. I use MS Paint. c:
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WesGuthrie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Always wanted to learn how to do this. Many thanks mate and congrats!
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immortalrae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist

Okay i figured it out :3 how to animate it in photoshop elements 5.0

 

thank you for the tutorial and here a link to my little pathetic smiley/waving animation ball xD immortalrae.deviantart.com/art…

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legoland5254 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
but what software!?
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MakingPicsSlowly Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop!
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Cutiekinnscs123 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I'm going to check it out later I'll save it in my faves also, thanks for making this!!!!!!!!! :D :)
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KagamineLink Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, can I use my emote in a comment here on dA?
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Lilacatz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you save it on Stash rather than submit. You can use it through the Add Media button that appears on each comment box.
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KagamineLink Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, doing it in GIMP can be a little complicated...but so far, so good, and it's all thanks to you!
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IqbalPutra Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really an awesome tutorial! Made me want to try at my home! :D
And thanks for sharing!
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immortalrae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist

this is great :D really helped me

 

May i ask if you know if photoshop elements 5.0 can do the animation? because i cant find an animation window, and when i used photoshops elements help menu it seems to think it can animate but i cannot find anywhere how to pull up the animation window.

 

i would very much like to make some animations ^^

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are you good at :iconphotoshopplz: CC tutorial???
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ashlite Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Saved this to check out later! :)
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Can I do this in :iconflashcs6plz:?
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CraftyPixel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
- You can do it in flash, since it's an animation program. It even supports pixel art. -
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
ty
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luffymo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mommy....i'm not good at dealing with tutorials D'x
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student
Awesome! It's going into my faves! :heart:
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Celvas Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This is so faved I can't even tell you how faved it is. Most helpful stuff, that.
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Purpleflames1000 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
this is al too complicated for m :iconsadplz:
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MercedesAsheSorrel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will this work with Gimp?
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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