What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like? by Moonbeam13
Enter your journey and contribute to a major art project sponsored by deviantART and The Art Institutes system of school
Creating EmoticonsWhat programs can i use to make emotes?Creating Emoticons by dAemotes
There are a variety of programs around which you can use to make emotes. Some come with more functions which can assist you in emoting, but at the end of the day its about finding one you enjoy and can get ahold of. For those lacking in cash, there's a good selection of free programs you can get ahold of, so don't be put off. Some of the common programs are:
Ulead Gif Animator
Paintshop Pro (static only)
Paint (static only)
You can find a useful list of free programs and trials by visiting this page
Where can i find tutorials?
There are over 200 different emote tutorials out there covering a range of programs and a range of topics from simple shading to explosions.
There are 2 ways to easily find tutorials: