Onion Skin in Adobe Photoshop CS6 Assistance

Explorer ,
Dec 31, 2012 Dec 31, 2012

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So, I found that photoshop has onion-skinning for animation in photoshop. The problem is, is that I don't know how to open it up it's greyed out when I open the timeline panel and when I switch to frame-by-frame animation its gone. I don't know how to enable it. Can someone assist?

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New Here , Aug 19, 2014 Aug 19, 2014

Hi!
You must go to the top menu Window > Timeline (Timeline appears).
Then go to the top menu Layer > Video Layers > New Blank Video Layer > Go to the timeline's corner menu > Then Enable Onion Skins is ready to check

Best Regards,

Diogo Pessoa (PT)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 01, 2013 Jan 01, 2013

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It works when you add a video layer.

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Explorer ,
Jan 01, 2013 Jan 01, 2013

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Alright, I have it open but i still don't understand how to use it. I'm trying to create an animation but there is no onionskin

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New Here ,
Aug 19, 2014 Aug 19, 2014

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Hi!
You must go to the top menu Window > Timeline (Timeline appears).
Then go to the top menu Layer > Video Layers > New Blank Video Layer > Go to the timeline's corner menu > Then Enable Onion Skins is ready to check

Best Regards,

Diogo Pessoa (PT)

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Explorer ,
Aug 29, 2015 Aug 29, 2015

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I'm trying to tell Adobe just how poor the onion skinning in the video layers is. The worst written onion skinning I've ever seen or tried to work with. In the end I understood how it was supposed to work and it's just terrible. How could they do such a bad job is beyond me. Please do something about this. Even better contact me Adobe and I'll tell you what it should do and how it should work.

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Explorer ,
Aug 29, 2015 Aug 29, 2015

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p.s. I'm using the new CC version of Photoshop.

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2016 Oct 29, 2016

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Quickstart PhotoShop Animation Tutorial [Video Timeline Layers] - YouTube

Watch this video! The reason onion skinning feels like a pain is because we all assume we have to do new layers... .but as this video shows, you can just keep drawing on the "same" layer ... it's weird but neat

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2017 Oct 17, 2017

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I think he means how does he enable the onions skin whilst in frame by frame timeline.

Or at least that's what I want.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2016 Mar 30, 2016

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Has anyone tried onion skinning with CC 2015? I'm having some problems finding the option...

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 30, 2016 Mar 30, 2016

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elitedudman wrote:

Has anyone tried onion skinning with CC 2015? I'm having some problems finding the option...

Thanks!

It only works with a video timeline, and not a frame animation for some reason.  Which is bizarre! .

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2016 Mar 30, 2016

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Ahh I see. Yes, quite bizarre, as I think most animators prefer frame by frame method. Hopefully Adobe can see to this issue sometime.

Thanks Trevor

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2021 Jan 30, 2021

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But I am animating on frames. So it just prompts me to add more frames when I click on the onion skin icon. 

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New Here ,
May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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So, I found that photoshop has onion-skinning for animation in photoshop. The problem is, 

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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 MY photoshop has a problem,My Photoshop don't have new video layer. can someone help me?

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