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Ultimate Emote Tutorial - P1 by mattdanna Ultimate Emote Tutorial - P1 by mattdanna
Alright. I think it's about time that I create something useful. ;)

A lot of people have contacted me with notes, comments, etc. asking if I had a tutorial or if I could teach them. :|
So, here's a tutorial.

That is what I do when making an emote...step by step.
I use Adobe Photoshop, but you could probably do this in more graphical design applications.
It probably only takes 2-3 minutes for me...but the tutorial took a couple hours to put together. :lol:

Hopefully you guys will get some use out of this.
Stay tuned for Part 2: Simple Animation.

If you use it, please note me the link to your deviation. I'd love to see what you make with this. :D
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xXEndyXx Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Your tutorial helped alot! .w. [link]
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11Po-Tigress-Love11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Used it^^[link]
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I-taste-awesome Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
[link] thanks! Helped me make my first emote
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:iconkeino-tjan:
Keino-tjan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wut AP do ya use?? :3
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:iconmydoggies:
mydoggies Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I like more, handmade shading, but itīs good tutorial :)
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ttcptsfan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Part...2???
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:iconistillhatedeviantart:
nice :) any idea how to do this in gimp?
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Angels-Graphics Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Interface Designer
Great this will really help me!
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LAMA!!!!!
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DiamondMoon60 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IM GONNA TRY DIS THANKS
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xxpurple5xx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I am definitely going to try this!
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:iconglenthekim:
glenthekim Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
what do i do if i want more then one emoticon on a page?
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:icontaylor-marie93:
Taylor-Marie93 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
:( i dont have a pencil button
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:iconterry973:
Terry973 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
yes you do just a press and hold down mouse button on Brush tool :)
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silverrain12345 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
wow thanks for this! it's really helpful! See? :D [link]
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pegasusfreeze5867 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this thing's awesome :la: Now only if I were a beginner again ;___;
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BloodyKissAtNight Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
Use it for this:
[link]
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skylerskinner Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
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REQ-Flames Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

^^ thankie
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Goonlalagoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
[link]
Thank you! Great tutorial.
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werewolvez4ever Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Lol. I used this with Gimp. It worked and I might upload it. Should I?
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:iconthe-hybrid-rose:
The-Hybrid-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009   Interface Designer
lol... cough cough gradient... >.>
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:icondevil-man-josh:
Devil-man-josh Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist
Is it for photoshop?
I haven't got photoshop
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:iconsn37:
SN37 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome! This tutorial really rocks! :w00t!:
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:iconiltby:
ILTBY Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Have just used this with great success, thanks so much :D :cheer: :hug: Haven't made anything worth uploading yet, but when I do I'll link you!
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tikimiku Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Nice tutorial. I found it very easy to follow. =)
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luckylinx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
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:iconmoondial:
moondial Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliantly useful - my variation. Now hunting more of your tutorials :)
Thank you
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OchiKiMochi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial :iconiloveyouplz:!
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Goldencloud Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is sooo helpful. I'm glad you made it! A lot of things are explained in this. It's really good too, I can understand it.
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tennyomelime Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great! I'm going to give this a try! ^_^
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Cerber-OS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just a question:
why did you use the polygon lasso instead of the magic wand wouldnt it be easier with the wand
(i hope its called magic wand in the english version i have the german version you see :P)
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:iconmattdanna:
mattdanna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's just a matter or preference I guess. hehe.
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Cerber-OS Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright then xD
i remember using ms paint for emoticons a year ago
this is a better way obviously
good work
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Evil-Julie-2k Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Great tutorial! Helped out loads :D :+fav:
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S3R0 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
nice tutorial thanks :)
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Jolzachu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Thanks so much for this!
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:iconnatas0013:
Natas0013 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Wow super thanks! thanks to you I did my first emote ever... posting them on Da with credit for U
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SULTRYBABY Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this easy to understand tutorial, I made my first emoticon with it here SiamesePlease and I use PS Premiere Elements 6 ( do not have the CS one).
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goofygrape Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good stuff thanks
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psychedelium Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
oh damn I thought there was some amazing trick to it! But it's very simple and self-explanatory, this is how I would of done it too.. damn lol... now I have to figure out how to do a more complex one xDDD
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crazykira Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Hi ,you've been featured in this news article
http://news.deviantart.com/article/39459/

thanks a lot for sharing
:blowkiss:
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sugarcane649 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007   Writer
so cool! :clap:
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Annetje91 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
OMG! this has been soo helpfull! I'm using your tutorial to make my own emoticons for LiveJournal, It's great fun!=D If I get to posting I'll send you a link.
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Beautelle Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this!! you've explained it so well!! i shall give it a try!! very useful tutorial ^_^
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Darameja Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Cool stuff, I used your tutorial, but I don't think that my first emote is forth uploading somewhere. SO if I create smth good and upload it, Ill notice you :)
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jerianna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
This is perfect, you're a genius :D *goes to make emoticons*
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SailorUsagi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
I look forward to trying this out! Thanks so much! :)
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Freaky-Guy-246 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
What version of Photoshop did you use for this? ^^
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:iconmattdanna:
mattdanna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
CS1 I believe.
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