Make an Emoji!

Learn how to make an animated emoji in photoshop! 19 detailed videos and lesson resources to match!
Summary

In this lesson, students will use their blending techniques to make an emoji that they can send to their friends! They will also learn how to animate their emojis, but they may not be able to to send the animated version.

NOTE: Making the emoji should work as the videos describe, but uploading the emojis in order to send them out may be a little finicky.  (I used imojiapp.com)

Lesson Resources

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  • Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Presentation (PDF)
  • Project Outline (PDF)
  • Non-Human Example (PSD)
  • Non-Human Example (GIF)
  • Self-Portrait Example (PSD)
  • Self-Portrait Example (GIF)
  • Celebrity Example (PSD)
  • Celebrity Example (GIF)
  • Tutorial Example (PSD)
  • Tutorial Example (GIF)
Videos
Make an Emoji- Part 1: Getting Started, Overview
Make an Emoji- Part 2: Making the Head
Make an Emoji- Part 3: Highlights and Shadows
Make an Emoji- Part 4: Making the Neck
Make an Emoji- Part 5: Using the shape tool for the Eyes
Make an Emoji- Part 6: Eye liner or Drop Shadow using Layer Effects
Make an Emoji- Part 7: Shape tool and layer mask for pupil and iris
Make an Emoji- Part 8: Using the Mixer Brush for the nose
Make an Emoji- Part 9: Making a mouth
Make an Emoji- Part 10: Body building (with a shirt)
Make an Emoji- Part 11: Adding a hand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpNPGapNsz0&t=115s
Make an Emoji- Part 13: Create ears with the brush tool
Make an Emoji- Part 14: eye brows and dude hair
Make an Emoji- Part 15: Brushing in Chick Hair
Create a GIF- Part 1: Tween
Create a GIF- Part 2: Without Tween
Create a GIF- Part 3: Enlarge, Change color, or Rotate
Create a GIF- Part 4: Export and save Emoji