Pencil2D Tutorials Frontpage

Pencil2D Software Video Tutorials

NOTE: We’ve suffered from hacker attacks in the past so in case the website goes down again, here’s a secure mirror for this page : http://pencil2d.github.io/doc/tutorials.html

Welcome to Pencil2D Tutorials Page!, please use the menu on your left to select a tutorial or click any of the links below.

Ask for specific tutorials to be reviewed on our dedicated forum thread

If you have a specific tutorial you’d like to be made, let us know in the forum so we can review it. I’f you would like to contribute a tutorial of your own, point us to it so we can feature it.

Pencil2D Vector & Bitmap Coloring Overview ALL
How to make animated GIF with Pencil2D & GifAnimation App ALL
How to Copy & Paste Drawings in Pencil NONE
Pencil2D & Blender VSE (Video Sequencer Editor)  WIN ONLY
Pencil2D & Shotcut Video Editor  ALL
Other Pencil Tutorials (English)  ALL
Other Pencil Tutorials (Spanish)  ALL
Other Pencil Tutorials (Portuguese)  ALL

Pencil2D Vector & Bitmap Coloring Overview

In here we discuss the clean-up & coloring methods that you can use in Pencil2D. To know what kind of contents are covered read the description on the Youtube page.

How to make an animated GIF file with Pencil2D & GifAnimation Application:

Note: The GifAnimation App software is only available for Windows & Linux.

Note 2: MAC users will be able to apply the same principles found in the video. However you will have to search for a suitable Gif Maker that works with your MAC OS. GifFun (https://www.stone.com/GIFfun/has been recommendedbut we cannot confirm it’s workability, so use it at your own risk.

How to Copy & Paste Drawings in Pencil

(+Bonus: Drawing Flip Cheat)


Pencil2D & Blender VSE (Get Blender here: http://www.blender.org)

Pencil2D & Shotcut (Get shotcut here: http://www.shotcut.org)


Note: These video tutorials were created by other users for older versions of “Pencil” and most of their authors will probably not answer your questions as some of them abandoned the program years ago, however the information is still relevant in most cases. We cannot guarantee the quality of these videos so watch them under your own risk.

(English) Pencil2D Video Tutorials Playlist

(Spanish) Pencil2D Video Tutorials Playlist

Some have no sound so it’s ok to watch & learn

(Portuguese) Pencil2D Video Tutorials Playlist


Introduction to Pencil2D Course (Under Construction):

For Animators:

  1. Overview & Navigation
  2. The Workspace Layout
  3. The Palettes
  4. The Tools
  5. The Timeline
  6. The Layer System
  7. The Keying System
  8. The Display System
  9. The Preferences Menu
  10. The Import / Export

Please help us by contributing to the pencil2D project with tutorials on how to use it and show us the cool things that can be done with it!.

12 thoughts on “Tutorials

  1. clarissa

    hello pencil 2d people the links that are supposedly meant to show you how to use your software are dead links. they don’t go anywhere.

  2. Mona

    Agree. Very disappointed that the links to the tutorial section which would’ve interested me the most (Animation) doesn’t work.

    Was interested what it can do in regards to animation. As it stands I will continue using Photoshop.

  3. shereen l mitwalli

    i have a problem in the smudge tool it doesn’t work , or i might have been using it wrong , can you please show me how.

  4. Bob

    The links do not work because they have not made the videos they clearly said to help contribute and make the videos yourselves to help others. (Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh!)


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