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How to animate in Procreate

Animate in Procreate

Since the update to Procreate 5 in December 2019, we can now animate in Procreate in few simple steps. This has been such a huge advantage as we now don’t have to master complicated applications to create animation.

In Procreate, animation works by considering each layer as a frame. You can have multiple layers, but only the ones set to ‘visible’ will be used in the animation. Hence, we will create our animation, layer by layer!

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Procreate animation

Here are a few things to remember:

  • Each layer is a frame. Make the layer invisible if you don’t want it to be included in the animation.
  • There are multiple options to export your video : MP4 or GIF, choose the one that best suits you. MP4 would be the best choice for Instagram
  • You can set the animation to be fast or slow by adjusting the frame rate in the animation setting
  • You don’t have to draw each layer from scratch, swipe right and duplicate the layer and then make the minute changes to get a smoother animation
  • Choose the colors and create a palette before starting to draw the frames, this way it would be quicker as you don’t have to set the color each and every time

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Colors used:

I have used just the primary colors in this tutorial, feel free to use other colors if you please.

Yellow: #fed76a

Blue: #467abd

Red: #e14f42

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