← Videos / tutorials

How to use Images in your Animation

Brush Ninja is a powerful tool that allows you to create animated gifs using a wide range of tools and features. One of the most exciting features of Brush Ninja is the ability to import and use images in your animations. Whether you want to use photos, illustrations, or graphics, Brush Ninja makes it easy to add images to your animation and bring them to life. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of importing, resizing, and animating images in Brush Ninja. Whether you’re a seasoned animator or just starting out, this guide will help you take your animations to the next level by incorporating images. So, let’s get started and learn how to use images in Brush Ninja!

Video Transcript

Brush Ninja Members can add their own images to their animations. In this video I will show you how easy it is to do.

First I am going to use the background tool to search for a nice image.

This one is good but a bit too bold, so I’m going to add a clouds overlay on top to ensure the bee and flower images stand out.

To do this I switch to the images tool then press the ‘plus’ button to add a new image.

Brush Ninja has some free images included and these change regularly. The archive of past free images can be downloaded by Members.

At the images window we can drag our image onto the upload box. You can also use a traditional file selector. The uploader supports jpeg and p n g images. The p n g images support transparency as we see here with the clouds.

Once positioned I can add the rest of the images. The image upload supports multiple images. We can see all our images in the image library.

Next I switch to the Select tool and move everything around to fit.

I copy and paste, then flip and size one of the leaves.

Finally I use the pen tool to add a stem to the plant and a face for the bee.

And there’s our happy bee picture finished.

Video Suggestions 💭

Is there something you want to see a video about? A feature you need help with? A tutorial? A timelapse you want me to make?

Fill out this short questionnaire to let me know →

Icon for Brush Ninja: Online Animation Maker Brush Ninja Online Animation Maker
Icon for Paint Ninja: Draw and Paint Online Paint Ninja Draw and Paint Online
Icon for Code Ninja: Make Art with Code Code Ninja Make Art with Code
Icon for Emoji Art: Make Emoji Art Emoji Art Make Emoji Art
Icon for Photo Collage: Make Photo Collages Photo Collage Make Photo Collages
Icon for Comic Maker: Make Comics Comic Maker Make Comics