The following is a growing list of tutorials that you may find helpful as you explore new processes or need to refresh on old ones.

These are NOT assignment documents. If you are working on a weekly animation assignment please refer to the Weekly Class Schedule

as there are will be additional details you will need to complete any given assignment.





How to Submit a Helpdesk Ticket


Free Downloadable Digital Painting Tutorials




Adobe After Effects

Adobe Bridge

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Premiere Pro & Premire Rush


Color & Concept Development


Lasercut Animation Workflow

Motion Control

Quicktime 7

Smart Phone Animation

Story App


Six-Second Film Strip

Toon Boom

TV Paint

Zoom Pixilation

Miscilanious Tutorials





Adobe After Effects


Jazz Lip-Sync/After Effects: Composite Tutorial Videos (10 minutes)





Adobe Bridge/Image Sorting


Re-Arrange and Batch Rename in Adobe Bridge


Bridge-Reversing Image Sequences in Adobe Bridge.pdf


Bridge-Sorting Images in Adobe Bridge.pdf






Adobe Photoshop


Animating GIFs in Photoshop.pdf


Batch Resizing Using Photo Shop.pdf


Exporting Photoshop Layers Sequence Files.pdf


Sweeten, Frame, Convert and Export Pitchable Panels (Video 03:12)


Corrie Frances-Parks: Photoshop Animation Workflow (Video 20 minutes)


Free Downloadable Digital Painting Tutorials




Adobe Premiere Pro


Six Panel Story: Simple Story Reel Edit in Premiere Pro (6 Videos 12 Minutes)


Premeire-Quick Start Guide.pdf


Premiere-Project Set Up, Edit and Export.pdf


Premiere-Beginner How-to Video Editing Techniques.pdf


How to Reduce Video File Size in Premiere Pro

Six Panel Fiction - Premiere Pro Workflow

Premiere Pro - Easily Create and Edit Subtitles



Adobe Premiere Rush

Adobe Premiere Rush Turorials Page

Creating a Black Screen in Adobe Rush

Six Panel Fiction - Adobe Rush Workflow Adobe Rush to Premiere Pro



Chronosync/File Management


Chronosync Video Tutorials: Complete Playlist (3 Videos 6 Minutes/1 PDF)


Project File Structure Workflow and Organization.pdf


01: Set Up Personal Hard Drive 01:03


02: Sync Personal Hard Drive to Network/Class Folders 02:45


03: Setting up a Sync Container 01:57


Color & Concept Development

Creating a Color Scheme

Make a Color Palette from Photo | Adobe Photoshop

Make a Color Palette from Photo | Adobe Illustrator

Make a Color Palette from Photo | Procreate




Dragonframe-Quickstart Guide for Downshooters-Set Up, Animate and Export.pdf




EOS Live-viewcalibration cap.pdf


CMU Dragonframe-Setting up and Exporting in 4K



For a whole library of official Dragonframe video tutorials go here. . .


DF Audio/Lip Sync Tutorials


Dragonframe Basics (01:53)


Audio Workspace Overview (05:55)


Track Reading (13:01)


Creating a Face Set (04:24)



Lasercut Animation Workflow


Converting Toon Boom Animation to Illustrator for Lasercutting



Motion Control

Dragonframe Spectrum - Real Time Interface

Dragonframe TB3 Set-up

eMotimo TB3 Detailed Setup

eMotimo TB3 Manual Trigger Mode

TB3 Motion Control Assembly

eMotimo Precision Turntable Overview

eMotimo Turntable Instructions - Three Configurations

eMotimo Precision Cart Overview

eMotimo TB3 with Slider - 3 Axis repeatable motion



Quicktime 7


Quicktime 7 Pro-Converting an Image Sequence.pdf


Creating an Image Sequence in Quicktime 7 Pr0.pdf






StoryReel 1 - Thumbnails to Action Beats - all videos 45 min.

StoryReel 2 - Set Up Camera Tool in Photoshop - all videos 4 min.

StoryReel 3 - Simulating Camera Moves - all videos 30 min.

StoryReel 4 - Shot Labels and Time Code - 10 min.


Smart Phone Animation


Smart Phone Animation Instructions


Stop Motion Studio - Overview Page


Stop Motion Studio - Tutorial Page


DYI Table-top Smart Phone Downshooter


DYI Downshooter with a Selfie Stick


DYI Cardboard Downshooter Stand







Story App Web-Page & Video Tutorials


Offical JSL Story App Page


Story App Tutorials: Complete Playlist (5 Videos 11 minutes)






Six-Second Film Strip


Six-second Film Strip Page






Toon Boom


ToonBoom_Activation & Support Page


ZeBirdBrain Tutorials


Toon Boom Harmony


JSL - Harmony Tutorial Page


ART220 - Harmony Tutorial Page


ART320 - Harmony Tutorial Page


Toon Boom Harmony E-learning Courses


ART220 - Demo Page


Alter Ego Lipsync - Demo Page




Toon Boom Storyboard Pro


ART 308 Storyboard Pro Tutorial Page


Ze Bird Brain Youtube Storyboard Pro Playlist


Storyboard Pro E-learning Courses


Storyboard Pro Storyboarding Artist Journey



Toon Boom Layout


Assemble Scene from a Photoshop File

How to Export a Storyboard Pro Scenes to Harmony Project


Flying Machine - Z-Depth & MultiPlane Demo







TV Paint


1.Introducing the Interface


2.Create and Save a Project


3.Animation Basics


4.Inbetween and Light Table


5.Coloring with CTG Layers: the Basics


Storyboarding/Storyreel in TV Paint


Exporting Story Thumbnail Pages in TV Paint


TVP Keyboard Shortcuts 2018





Miscilanious Tutorials


Free Downloadable Digital Painting Tutorials


How to Submit a Helpdesk Ticket


Formatting Hard Drive to Mac/PC in Three Easy Steps


How to Reserve a Downshooter


Setting up a VPN


Syncing your Phone to Google Photos


BCA_Check-out System Video Training Page





































Stephan Leeper/Central Michigan University 2020