I already answered someone, so here's my response: I first time out my animation in Digicel Flipbook, exported it as PNG sequence when I finally feel like I have it well timed-out. Then I load it into photoshop for clean-up and colour. Because photoshop’s timing isn’t very good, I then go to Adobe Aftereffects to put the animation together with the backgrounds I have already finished and also tinker with any possible post-production stuff I want to do, such as camera moves or muti-layered pans and any filters I want to put over, like glows and dust-effects, etc.
And that’s how I did my film . It’s a little tedious, especially compared to if you just used flash, but I wanted to soft-shade my characters, and photoshop was the only program that let me animate in the way I wanted .