Cartoon Animator 4 now provides a fully functional PSD in-and-out solution to not only help 2D Animators, but also Graphic Designers by saving lots of time on character creation, photo animation and animated content development. Thanks to the round-trip PSD pipeline, Graphic Designers can bring their artwork to life, and animators can instantly edit their source Photoshop animation files with Photoshop’s powerful editing features.

Pipeline for Graphic Designers and Animators

We tear down the wall between graphics and animations, solving all your design problems with one process!

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Cartoon Animator 4

  • Image to Character Rig
  • 2D Character System
  • Photo Animation
  • Instant Motion Library
  • Animation and Pose Editing
  • Lipsync & Facial Expression
  • Accessories System
  • Scene Compositing
  • Video Render


  • Photoshop Character Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Outfit Design
  • Image Editing
  • Color Filter and FX
  • Create Photoshop Character Series
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Designing 360 Heads with Photoshop Layers

  • Complete PSD to CTA round-trip workflow for 360 Head Creation
  • The PSD character template is extended with angle layers for sprite change
  • Use several image layers to accentuate depth such like a hog’s nose
  • Build the layer hierarchy using a simple naming rule, eg. Parent > Child
  • The 360 Head Creator can generate and send angle definitions back to Photoshop, new PSD layers are generated for the 360 angle adjustments

Turn 2D Artworks into Animations

With the Cartoon Animator 4.2 Pipeline, you can convert your 2D artworks or photos to G3 Characters through PSD Templates. This will allow you to easily auto-rig your new characters from PSD files for easy avatar and Photoshop animation, thanks to hundreds of professional motion libraries.

Turn Animations into Graphic Illustrations

With the PSD export capabilities, Cartoon Animator is now your go-to animation tool that helps you freely pose illustrated characters, quickly swap outfits & accessories, and create custom facial expressions. After combing all your custom creations, you can then export them in layers for re-editing and compositing - saving you lots of effort and time for comic creations, magazine covers, infographics, banner designs, and much much more.

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Customise your Own Graphic Design

Send props or characters to Photoshop in PSD layers for further custom editing.

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Prepare your Character

Bring in graphic components to assemble your own characters.

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Edit in Photoshop Tools

Use Photoshop Tools for image editing and graphics design.

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Create Facial Expressions

Puppet animate facial expressions.

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Animate it

Free to pose your characters and arrange accessory layer relations.

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Compatible Tools

The PSD import feature is compatible with popular PSD editors that support full PSD compatibility
for layering, grouping, aligning, and masking.

PSD character animation - Photopea
PSD character animation - Xara
Photo animation - Affinity
Photo animation - Adobe
Photo animation - Adobe
Photo animation - Clip
Photo animation - Krita

New 360 PSD Design Template for Trial Users

We provide G3 human character PSD and Ai template and G3 360 PSD template, include human, spine. for free trial version users to learn the PSD import / export and 360 head creation feature of our software. Learn More >

*Note: Pipeline version users need to login and download the complete resource pack from their member account.