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Emoticon Tutorial by 12hc12 Emoticon Tutorial by 12hc12
:megaphone: Attention!
Considering the great amount of time since I have thought about emotes, never mind the neglect I've put on my emoting programs, I can no longer truly provide satisfactory advice for all you budding emoticonists. I still love to see a new emote now and then, and the comments on both my tutorials are very uplifting. However, the flood of questions must come to an end.
But, I won't just leave you in the dark. There are many resources out there in the deviantART community that can really help.
Be sure to check out #Emotication for other tutorials and a long list of resources for all aspects of emoticon creation. If you need a mentor, they have a program set up to give you the kind of help you need.
If you have a specific question about emoticons or emoticon creation (including animation), head over to #WeEmote. The group there are sure to have an answer for you, or at least point you in the right direction.

And of course, dA has a massive section on tutorials for some of the most popular programs (as well as general tutorials) that can be easily found in the Resources and Stock Images > Tutorials gallery.

If you comment or send me a note, please don't be offended if I direct you elsewhere. I really can't provide you with the help you deserve.

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Warning: File size is fairly gigantic.

Well, seeing as how I had a tutorial for GIMP emoticon animations, I figured I'd make an actual emoticon tutorial.
This is a beginners tutorial, and the likelihood of me teaching more complicated colouring styles, how to colour and how not to colour, and things like that is fairly minimal. Be happy with what you have, people.

(Oh, and this one has a prettier layout than the last one. :w00t:)

The tutorial covers programs, outlines, two colouring styles, and hands. And again, this is just a simple tutorial. Build off and learn from it; I recommend any new emoticonist that REALLY feels comfortable with the above two colouring styles to try their own; make more complicated symbols and gradually make your way to something unique to yourself.

And if you make an emote with the help of this tutorial, don't be afraid to show and tell. :D I'd love to see 'em. ^__^

Thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you for the DD, =davebold370 and ^Hanratty-Stock!
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davebold370 said - Emoticon Tutorial by =12hc12 For us gimp users this is an amazing tutorial for pixel art work. Simple and very effectively put is what you will find here. Also the colouring of the image itself helps the reader read the page without any kind of distraction due to colours. I am now on my way to create some funny emotes thanks to this tutorial. ( Suggested by davebold370 and Featured by UnicornReality )
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miss-macaron Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome tutorial! thank youu!Bunny Emoji-68 (Bouncy) [V4] 
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alexapop4 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I can't read any of this...
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MourningGardevoir Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Thanks for the Tutorial, it helped me create an Emoticon that I uploaded earlier today. :bluesmile: <------ the one I created! ^w^
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cheerycherrycandy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
How did you upload your emoticon?
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MourningGardevoir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I just did as it said on the tut, also I used Paint.net
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cheerycherrycandy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Thanks, but I cant work out how to upload it so it works in comments...
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:iconmourninggardevoir:
MourningGardevoir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Well you have to set the category to Chat Friendly Emoticons to enable it, I've tested my emote to see if it would show up but it didn't, sooooo....yeah I'm not an expert at this kind of thing, I just make
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cheerycherrycandy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Thanks though~ ;)
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:iconmourninggardevoir:
MourningGardevoir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
You're welcome :)
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:iconmourninggardevoir:
MourningGardevoir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
UGH, stupid laptop, -- as I was saying, I'm not an expert at these kind of things, I just make Emoticons whenever I feel like it.
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ToxicIcook Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks
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runningsquirrel7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Artist
Nice emoticon guide :).
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:iconnick-strouwen:
Nick-strouwen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you for making this, it is very helpful.
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WebBread31 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! :excited:
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:iconraykawolf:
raykawolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this helped SOOOOO MUCH!!!
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Kornelcia01 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Very good tutorial :D
Can I translate this tutorial and add on dA? (Of course I will give a link to your original.)
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Fairytale5353 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
e5353.deviantart.com/art/mah-first-emote-done-in-Gimp-2-355298116?q=gallery%3Afairytale5353&qo=0 ^^
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sonikkuruzu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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MHfan1011 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Artist
i really want to make an emoticon but i dont have Microsoft Paint. :-(
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ZeroZeroRen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
[link]


and again thank you=)
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ZeroZeroRen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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thanks for tutorial =)
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DawnDancer11 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thanks for the tutorial,it is really helpful!
Here's my emote - [link]
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makachop12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist
thanks for this! really helpful :)
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GreenieCake Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so cool! I'll definately have to try it!
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xXVenomazoidXx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Got it > [link]
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Hiroto-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
How do I use my emoticon on deviantart??
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GreenieCake Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1.move the mouse over the emote
2.right click
3.click "save picture as"
4.save it to a file (I would reccomend "pictures")
5.post it like a normal deviation
Hope this helped!
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GPepicness Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
what toll did you use to make the shape of the emoticon?
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Kiwiwarrior Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm, thanks, but, how do I post it? I tried on here, but it didn't work.
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Sukiyo-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SOOOO MUCH! :heart:[link]
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:iconlunien:
Lunien Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! [link]
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SterkOks Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:( My question was how to upload it....
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ArtemisFowl62807 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
best tutorial ever! OMG!
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HungerGamer604 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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You Rock!!!!!
Would you PLEASE make an animating on GIMP with emotes
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xXForbbidenXoirXx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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GoldenSunlight Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial, it really helped me (:
(I used it to do this: [link])
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migob Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
***Sigh*** I made one and forgot to save it...
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ridhogillang Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i use it here..[link] thanks for help..
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kayleero Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi! I featured you for Day Two of Community Spirit Week. Thanks for making such an epic tutorial! :heart:
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12hc12 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the feature!
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kayleero Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconnoproblemsignplz::heart:
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Aenex Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot: [link]
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Xite91 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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ty much ^^
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TaffyMagpieLover Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thankz for da help:aww:
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MajesticWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
:love: Thank you SO much!!!! I made an emoticon, using this as a guide!! :D Do you have any suggestions on finding a tutorial on animating them?

And, how to enable them into comments like, here: ?

Thaanks again!! <33
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12hc12 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
There's a tutorial in my gallery for animating using GIMP, which is free image editing software. As for using emoticons in a comment, the emoticon must be on the list of emoticons that deviantART uses across the site (such as :la: or :dummy:). Getting on this list is not easy (and only occasionally possible), but it's not impossible if you hone your skills.
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MajesticWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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otohime0394 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This deviation has been recommended here!! :happybounce:
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12hc12 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hey thanks! :D
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otohime0394 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :huggle:
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