So as promised from my tweet on Twitter last week:
In other news, I’ve become an expert at making DAT ASS shake. I think this will be my next Photoshop tutorial. The output will be a small file size animated gif with only 3 frames.
You’re welcome.— Miss Nobody (@savethesavages) April 4, 2019
I’m writing this fun Photoshop tutorial on How to Make DAT ASS Shake!
Your output will be an animated gif of a booty shaking ass similar to this one, created entirely by YOU:
First of all, what’s the freakin purpose of this?
1. Just for fun, just to get those creative juices flowing. Does everything have to have a purpose & meaning?
2. Maybe you work in the art & marketing department and for whatever reason, your idea calls for some booty shaking or some kind of animation that jiggles.
3. I just felt like writing a fun tutorial since it’s been a while. If you read this blog, then you know I enjoy writing.
4. If you draw AND use Photoshop a lot, this will be good practice.
Who should do this?
Anyone who uses Photoshop a lot. I would say beginners can probably do this, if you’re intermediate to advanced then you can definitely do this.
I am using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
The first part of this tutorial is drawing a butt. The second part will be to animate it.
Create a new file in Photoshop. Mine is 450 x 600 pixels.
Make sure you save your file first. You don’t want to start creating & not save your awesome work if your Photoshop tends to crash.
In your layers panel, create a new layer and name it ‘outline’ (it’s the icon to the left of the trashcan). Also create a new folder called ’01’ and put this outline layer inside. This is your first frame of animation.
Go ahead and draw a butt with the brush tool.
Create a new folder in your layers panel and call it ’02’. Also create a new layer for your 2nd outline.
Click either on the 01 folder or 01 outline and change the opacity of it to 20%. Opacity option is located on the upper right hand corner of the layers panel.
Click back to your 02 outline layer. You will be drawing another butt, with 01 layer as your guide or onion skin. Don’t exactly trace over the 01 outline, but rather make the butt sway to the right side.
You are going to repeat steps 5 through 7 to create a 3rd folder and your third outline layer. You can also bring the opacity of your first outline layer back to 100% or you can leave it as is for now. Up to you.
You can also click the eyeball icon to the left of your layer to hide the 01 folder so you can concentrate on the the 3rd.
So at this point, you should have 3 folders – each with an outline layer of a butt. You’ve drawn each layer slightly different to simulate a woman’s butt ‘shaking’.
BONUS STEP 01:
You can take it further by coloring each butt. For the sake of keeping it simple for this tutorial, I’m going to skip it.
GIF animation time. If you don’t have it open yet, make sure your timeline is out. If not, go to Window menu > Timeline. Your timeline should show up at the bottom.
Go back to your layer 01 outline, make sure it’s selected.
Then go back to your timeline and click the button ‘Create Frame Animation’
You should now have a frame appearing in your timeline are with 0 sec. Click and hold the little arrow to change it to 0.2 seconds.
In your time area, there’s an icon to the left of the trashcan icon. Click that to copy your frame.
While you have that 2nd frame selected, go back to your Layers panel and turn OFF the eyeball for folder 01, turn ON the eyeball for folder 02.
At this point, with your timeline panel selected you can hit the spacebar on your keyboard and watch your booty shaking! Hit the spacebar again to stop the animation.
You can repeat steps 10 through 12 to make your 3rd animation frame.
If any of this is confusing, remember that you have to ‘match’ your timeline frames to your layers through selecting:
selecting timeline frame 01 selects folder & layer outline 01
selecting timeline frame 02 selects folder & layer outline 02
selecting timeline frame 03 selects folder & layer outline 03
HERE’S A TIP:
Photoshop will trip you up and turn folders on for you when you don’t want them on. So make sure other folders aren’t turned on in your animation frame!
BONUS STEP 02:
If you don’t like the speed of your animation, maybe it’s too slow for your taste; you can hit the Shift key while selecting all 3 frames in your timeline, click the little arrow and change it to 0.1 seconds or something else.
BONUS STEP 03:
Now you can add details to each frame if you want, like flesh tones. Remember to create new layers for each added detail within that layer folder.
So for example, I want to add shines to the butt.
Let’s go to 01 folder, click on your outline and create a new layer. Let’s call it ‘shines’
With your brush set to white or something, draw a shine to accentuate her butt.
BONUS STEPS 04:
I’m going to add a panty line. You can repeat BONUS STEP 03
TO SAVE THIS AS AN ANIMATED GIF:
Go to File menu > Export > Save for Web
Make sure you have GIF selected on the upper right panel, then hit ‘Save…’
Name it however you want, just make sure your file has the .gif extension
You can download the PSD and the animated gif that I created above here.
Have fun! I hope this was fun for you as it was for me!