How Do You Make Animated Doll Icons?
Cartoon dolls are often used as icons or avatars because you can make them look like a cartoon version of yourself. After creating a cartoon doll to use as your icon, you may want to animate it to give it more personality or make it more eye-catching. Cartoon dolls are meant to be simple caricatures. All you need is a simple graphic-editing program like Microsoft Paint (which you probably already have) and a free animation program. Open a simple animation program or download a free one such as GIMP (from Gimp.org) or a free trial of Jasc Animation Shop, if you don’t already have one. Go to “File” > “Open” to load the doll icon you want to animate into the program. This will open as the first frame of your animation. Create the next frame. Copy and paste the first frame as the second frame. Use the editing tools to change the features or body positions in the second frame so that they continue the movement of the animation. For example, if you want the doll’s eyes to blink, use the penc