Hi everyone, I just joined this community. I have been obsessed with icon-making recently, and I'm constantly trying to improve on them. I know how to do basic animated icons, but lately I have been seeing a lot of animated 'mini-movie' type icons, like mine here *points at crappy icon*. Now, this was my first attempt, and it's not the greatest, so I am asking for help. I tried Googling but wasn't sure what to look for.
I have checked the memories section and didn't really see anything that would answer this specific question., so I am wondering what some good programs are to use in order to do this, and what is the best way to go about using images to create this effect? What effects are best used, and are there Web tutorials for this, detailing it step-by-step? I have Animation Shop 3, Paint Shop Pro 7, Photoshop 6, ImageReady 3.0 and Swiff Player, if that helps.
Sorry for all the questions, but I hope someone is able to either answer or point me to the right place, because I really want to be able to make better icons than this one. Thank you so much in advance! :)