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Making Pony Icons - Tutorial by BatLover800 Making Pony Icons - Tutorial by BatLover800
EDIT2: IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COLOR THE BASE:

Go to Image > Mode > RGB Color. This option should be in both Photoshop AND GIMP, and it should allow you to color the base properly.

EDIT: [link]
A Paint.NET Tutorial has been created to used these bases!
[link]
[link]

Thank you, ~Amabit!



Tutorial requested by :iconimtoohardcore:

Bases Here:
Earth Pony/Unicorn [link]
Pegasus [link]

Hope it helps. :3
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:iconluigiluigi1234:
luigiluigi1234 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So I have to customize each frame? Crap
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SamTheSpainishFox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do I have to use the paint.net one to animate it in gimp? Or does gimp have a function like Save for Web?
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AdorableRainbowRush Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't do ittttt
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:iconoo-kitty-oo:
oO-Kitty-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we can do it for you if you want...
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:iconadorablerainbowrush:
AdorableRainbowRush Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can you?
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:iconoo-kitty-oo:
oO-Kitty-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
note me.
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:iconfairytale5353:
Fairytale5353 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
neat
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:icontinitiger:
TiniTiger Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i have a thing called serife draw plus x5 it does stopframe and keyframe animation will it work on there??? if not how much is photoshop? great tutorial!!!!
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:icondarren9999:
darren9999 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
i can't make cutie marks
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:iconflyingslash:
FlyingSlash Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i only have Paint.....
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:iconangelshine187:
Angelshine187 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
i think for paint you could use these batlover800.deviantart.com/art... and batlover800.deviantart.com/art... then follow this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um9jIC... its just that you have to go to this website www.ezimba.com/index-ln.html instead of the other one. hope it helped :D and hope it didnt confuse you.
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:iconblazetart:
BlazeTart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You can still make the same thing but with paint. Edit all the frames and use a animation website to help you move the frames.
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:iconnightydapegasus:
NightyDaPegasus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hey so um..I'm using Paint Tool Sai, and I have a binary..(like pixel art or something)..so can i use the binary?
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:iconvalross-disaster:
Valross-Disaster Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
resizing --> [link] c:
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:iconprochristinator:
proCHRISTinator Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
How do I do this with MS Paint?
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:iconsutexii:
Sutexii Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
You do the frames in paint, then you could animate it at iaza.com
It's a great site for animating icons if you don't have gimp/photoshop c:
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:iconelectricrainbowgal:
ElectricRainbowGal Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I dunno how 2 go on that page on photoshop :(
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:iconsameunagi:
Sameunagi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! This really helped! :D
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:iconsameunagi:
Sameunagi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dang it it's not animating :/
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:iconmistress0812:
mistress0812 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have to merge the outline layer with its matching color layer first? :x
I'm using the earth/unicorn base >3< I'm assuming that's what needs to be done, but I'd rather not accidentally break it ||D
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:iconscout88:
Scout88 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
aw crap i have gimp >:v
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:iconirontwistfim:
IrontwistFiM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh, and which version of Photoshop is this?
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:iconmistress0812:
mistress0812 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I made mine in the free Photoshop Elements. It would probably work pretty damn well with Fireworks MX too.
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:iconirontwistfim:
IrontwistFiM Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
OK. I'm not even gonna bother with this anymore. XD
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:iconirontwistfim:
IrontwistFiM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
For Gimp, the one that I'm using can't get the pixel size right. I'm trying to get between . and + but it won't work.
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:iconirontwistfim:
IrontwistFiM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
There needs to be a male base.
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:iconbigdream64:
BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gimp makes it animate, but the icon is slow and when it animates, a picture of it's last layer is show and gone.
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:iconplantfur:
plantfur Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this does not work at all
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:iconbatlover800:
BatLover800 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Thanks for the advice.
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:iconplantfur:
plantfur Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not to be mean it just the latest photoshop puts it in one overlapping layer cant color it
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:icongeorgiathecat:
GeorgiaTheCat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsadfaceplz:
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:icongeorgiathecat:
GeorgiaTheCat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont get how u do the outline
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:icontunan-tulve:
Tunan-tulve Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
I've used both (Gimp and Photoshop), but I have a problem, I can't color the lines! You know what's wrong?
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:iconbatlover800:
BatLover800 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
That might be a problem with the color mode.

Click on Image > Mode > RGB Color, and that should fix it. :3
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:icontunan-tulve:
Tunan-tulve Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thanks!!
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:icontunan-tulve:
Tunan-tulve Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
I Put RGB, but still not working.
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:iconqueenofchaos34:
QueenOfChaos34 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awww im a GIMP user D:
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:iconnoroalia:
Noroalia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have photoshop, and I wish you could help me with gimp.. I hate when it comes to the hair, it wont allow me to have the same hair in every frame. Please help me!
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Birthdaise Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
well your supposed do have motion in the hair becuase of the movement its doing long story short the hair is supposed to bounce whent they trot
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:iconnoroalia:
Noroalia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks ^^
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:iconbirthdaise:
Birthdaise Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
ur welcome :3
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:iconskajpu:
Skajpu Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
transparent help? I HAS NO IDEA HOW TO MAKE IT TRANSPARENT D:
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:iconbatlover800:
BatLover800 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Well first, if you noticed in step 4, there was a part in the save for web function that contained a transparency checkbox. make sure that 'transparency' is checked.

Other than that, make sure that you delete the white background behind each frame of your pony. THEN make the gif and it should be transparent. :>
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:iconskajpu:
Skajpu Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thanks and I have Photoshop CS6 and I can't find the pen..any clues? :(
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:iconnicodiver:
nicodiver Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
How do I make it transparent?
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:icontitaniumuploadzz:
TitaniumUploadzz Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Photoshop Why dont you want to animate, Bat i really need some advice have any?
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:iconbatlover800:
BatLover800 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
try animating them here [link] Just save each individual frame as a jpeg, png or gif, and then select the frame speed. Select animate, and you should be good to go.

or here [link] I'm not as familiar with this site as others, but it looks to be the same thing.

Hope this helps! :'>
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TitaniumUploadzz Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Dude its not working and at the moment im even more lost then before..... so if theres any other way you can guide me through not that i say the other wasent help, just need more help and if you can provide it its super nice.

by the way the photoshop you used in the tutorial, that looked even more usable then CS 5,1 also because im not familiar with animation.

And its freaking annoying to make my cutie mark because it have to be that small :O_o:
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:iconbatlover800:
BatLover800 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Look, I'm sorry, but I just can't help beyond that. I don't think I can explain it any clearer, and there are more people more familiar with animation than I am. I will send you =medli96's way, as she uses those websites to animate her things. Please ask her about it, and do not pester her if she can't manage to give you a good answer.
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