You must create a new layer in layers panel.
eg: then Paint / what ever.
In the animation panel select the new layer create a keyframe (opacity) in frame one. move the playhead to frame 2, and adjust the layer opacity in the layers panel. this will add a new keyframe.
Thanks you Grant,
but that´s not what I was looking for.
I want to create a cartoon on a white canvas
so I need to paint any single frame. that´s why
I need the OnionSkin.
I would like to paint on a clip I generated from a still.
Now I can´t use the OnionSkins
and if I paint my brushstroke is on the whole clip not only the first frame.
Do you know any workaround?
I'm having a problem understanding what you have written I use a PC not a Mac it may be a nomenclature thing.
"I would like to paint on a clip I generated from a still."
It sounds like you have created a clip. What file format is this clip of yours.
"Now I can´t use the OnionSkins"
What are OnionSkins and where did they come from.
"if I paint my brushstroke is on the whole clip not only the first frame."
What in Photoshop did you paint on. I just don't understand what your Photoshop active document looks like. Can you post a screen capture of Photoshop with your active document with Photoshop panels visible in the screen capture.
I´ll try step by step:
-Create a new file (white background-layer).
-Open the animation-panel (timeline-mode)
-press "create Video Timeline"
-paint with a brushstroke on the first frame
-move to the second frame - your painting is still there
I would like to paint something new on the second frame,
that´s how cartoons works!
You can find the OnionSkin-Mode in the Animation panel menu:
So this is my exact question:
Is there any possibility to paint on a white canvas in the timeline without creating a movie-base (like a quicktime).
Thank you guys,
Timo from Germany
I thought you would be able to do what you want with a frame animation then convert that to a video timline then render a video. I am able to create a frame animation and preview it using the panels play button. I am able to convert it to a Video Timeline. Once that is done I can enable onionskins but I don't know what onionskins are of how to use then. I'm able to preview the video timeline with the paletts play button. However when I try to render a video Photoshop loops initilizing the video export. I have to terminate Photoshop with the task manager. I submitted a bug report http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop_cs6_loops
The bug happens on my 32bit XP system Window 7 64bit CS6 64bit works and can render the video example http://www.mouseprints.net/old/dpr/CloudLogo2.mp4
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You need to create a blank video layer before starting your brush strokes. When you create a video timeline from existing data, that data gets applied across the whole duration. By starting with a blank video layer, only the frame that is set by the playhead gets the brush stroke. Enable Onion Skins should also be active after the blank video layer creation.
This is still applicable, but hasn't been updated for CS6: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WSfd1234e1c4b69f30ea53e41001031ab64-746fa.h tml#WSB7275DCE-9985-4abb-A939-3B131937F386a
Onion Skins harkin back to paper that was so thin you could see thru it. For animation it allows you to see the strokes underneath, thus checking for continuity and movement.
Onion skining can be accomplished by reducing the opacity of a layer, then you can see underneath as you paint. In the later versions you can group select layers and increase the transparency at the same time. This can also be accomplished by placing all the layers in a group and changing the opacity of the group it self. Also you can create a smart object and change the opacity of the smart object. If you want several shades of transparency then create that many groups and place the layers into those groups.
The difference with onion skinning in other apps compared to photoshop, is they do the changes automatically. Here you need to do the labor. Its kind of the price you pay for having the extra power.
sorry for the stupid question, but how could I ad a "blank Video layer"?
That is what I realy was searching for!
Ok, forget it, I found it.
Thanks a lot
I'm glad you found it. For any future readers of this post, you go to Layer> Video Layers> New Blank Video Layer.