Currently, I am using adobe photoshop+ImageReady and compositing them in Adobe Premiere Pro. I was wondering if its worth the trouble to get adobe after effects, as I always always see people talking about after effects and such (I got Premiere for FREE from a good friend of mine). Is it better/easier than Premiere Pro in terms of 2d animations that using cell shading? Or should I just stick with Premiere (its quite tiring for me -_-)?
Also, is using Photoshop+ImageReady a good way for doing animations? Or is there a better suggested way? I was just curious, because doing it the way im doing it is very tiresome... or I guess thats how it really is for everyone.
And finally, I used to know this nice way to "save" vector paths, and reuse them in different layers (which is really cool since you can move the paths any way you want, making the process more faster), but now I forgot how to do that. When I save the vector path, it sticks to the layer it was in. Before, I was able to take that path and use it in new layers. Im trying to remember what exactly I did before...anyone familiar with this technique? (Oh yea, I did this in Photoshop 7 and 8)
Btw, I dont take any classes in animations, so I dont have anyone to ask for advice. Im making an animation with an amatuer group. If you want to see some of our work, then wait a few months till we finish it... our website is still not yet up and running with all our concepts and such.