So i herd u liek emotes?? Volume 2

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By Synfull
After my first volume of this news series was received reasonably well, I decided to create volume 2. The aim of the series is to promote emoticonists, both new and old, from around the dA community. Emotes are used thousands of times on DeviantART each day, and people don’t always think about the time and effort put into each one. I know it will be impossible to change everyone’s attitudes towards this, but by featuring a few emotes each week I can do my bit towards getting a few emoticonists a little more exposure.  :D

:bulletred: Featured Emoticons:</u> :bulletred:

1. LOL skiing :D by Gnog
Skiing by Gnog is a simple but great looking emoticon. Even though it contains only a few frames the waving effect created is very smooth and effective. The emotes expression is also great and makes it look like its having such a great time

2. reading emote by RJdog1000
Reading emote by RJdog1000 is another excellent emote submitted recently. Static emotes can often be overlooked, but this is a fine example of both a well drawn and useful static emote. It certainly looks like a great book, what ever its reading.

Tennis ball by Kyrelimit is a brilliant attempt for a first emote. Although there are areas that can be worked on, the smoothness of the animation is excellent for a first try. The idea for this is also very original. It might be simple, but it’s well executed and looks great for a first try.

4. :happystab: by Little-Vampire
:happystab: by Little-Vampire is a nice little emote. Both great looking and practical, it’s a great all rounded emote. Its based on two emotes of the current emoticon legend, but the emoticonist has added their own personal twist so they are not a direct copy, which is always great to see.

Duckhunting by Stemoticon is a very smooth and well animated emoticon. It contains a nicely executed panning movement and a great attempt at perspective, which is not always the easiest thing for an emoticon to conquer. Overall it offers a brilliant twist on a classic game.

:bulletyellow: Other great emoticons posted recently </u> :bulletyellow:

Ninjas emotiecity entry by MixedMilkChOcOlate :cheerup: by Chimpantalones gawt a cuppa mundayz? by Jeriko-X Bird by grayseer-thanquol Ride the Lightning by Vynnx :PlayBall: by DEVlANT :thumb101107549:

:bulletgreen: Featured tutorials </u> :bulletgreen:

Shading tutorial - How to: Shade emoticons by arrioch by arrioch

Animation tutorial - Emote tutorial: Walking by CookiemagiK by CookiemagiK
Special effects tutorial - hadoken tutorial by Bad-Blood by Bad-Blood

:bulletblue: Featured emote pack</u> :bulletblue:

Emoticon Starter Pack V2.0 by Wooded-Wolf- Emoticon starter pack 2 by Wooded-Wolf is an amazing resource for any new emoticonist. It offers the use of emoticon bases in many colours, along with a range of expressions, all for free use. It is an extremely generous offer by a very generous deviant that has many other emoticon packs available to use. So if your interested in emotes and not yet ready to shade your own, stop by their gallery, have a browse and thank them for offering such a great resource to the emoticon gallery

:bulletpurple: Emoticon based questions</u> :bulletpurple:

Q: What file type should I save my emote as?
A: For a static (none moving) emote you should either save it as a .gif or a .png, however for animated emoticons a .gif gives the best result

Q: What programs can I use to make emotes?
A: Any average design program (Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Paint, GIMP) can be used to make the static frames for an emoticon. Some of these programs have a self contained animation program, while others don’t so you will need an additional program to animate the frames. Have a look through your program, or ask about to find out what features it contains, and experiment a bit yourself.

:bulletblack: Notes</u> :bulletblack:

Thank you for reading. If you would like to suggest an emoticon, tutorial, project or question for any future volumes then don’t be afraid to note my Synfull account with the details. Thanks

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FlameStreak3's avatar
cool! i wanna try some thing :happystab:
tonywonyrony's avatar
Is it possible to somehow add theses emotes to be used on MSN?
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Silver-Dew-Drop's avatar
Wonderful again!

Had to go fav more :D :clap:
E-motive's avatar
Ah takes me back to when I used to do my own news thing lol

I'm liking it though, good to see someone is keeping emotes alive.

I'm planning on a christmasy relaunch type thing of my old new blogs contest "Icon Interlude" So I'll keep you posted if you're interested?
Synfull's avatar
:thanks: thank you

:nod: please do keep me posted on that :)
E-motive's avatar
I shall, cause you seem a bit more intouch with the emote community than me these days
Marc-pHX's avatar
Great article! Keep the good work up! :#1:
admx's avatar
irient's avatar
Nice features! :#1:
Stemoticon's avatar
Thanks for the feature :D im so glad
eos8's avatar
Synfull's avatar
:aww: glad to hear that
Nytram12's avatar
haha these r amazing =p
Melanie-E's avatar
haha a few are real fun :heart:
Vynnx's avatar
Thank you for including me! Once again, great article. Love seeing the work of these talented artists.
Synfull's avatar
Thank you and no problem :)
kezbabybabe's avatar
Cool! Love the inclusion of the emote bases pack. Great for any new emote.

Good work Syn!
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