Cut Out Animation

Hi - another newbie question. So, I watched the following video on cut out animation:

I was able to follow it for the most part, but I think I’m missing one step. If I grab the lower part of the arm (for instance), it will separate from the upper part of the arm. Any idea what I might be doing wrong? How can I keep the body parts connected?

Here are the steps that I wrote down based on the video:

  1. Create skeleton layer
  2. Create duplicate png folder
  3. Unselect duplicate png folder (skeleton unselected as well – but maybe leave checked???)
  4. Cut out first body part
  5. Green folder appears – expand this folder
  6. Select Mask
  7. Adjust outline around body part
  8. Minimize green folder – name it
  9. Select duplicate layer
  10. Create new duplicate layer
  11. Repeat steps from above


Pls attach a sif file of the scene you have problems with. It’s easier then to spot where you went wrong.