Create a Hand-Drawn .GIF in Photoshop

Melissa Lee, allow yourself to fail before you succeed

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5 Videos (10m)
    • Introduction

    • Preparing Your Hand-Lettered GIF

    • Animating Your Lettering

    • Animating A Character

    • Exporting GIFs and Videos

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About This Class


Want to spruce up your blog or website with cute, animated GIFs? Ever needed the perfect reaction GIF for that one meme you love? (We've all been there.) Take this class to learn how you can make one yourself! I'll take you through the entire process of animating hand-drawn characters and lettering in Photoshop, from rough test runs to exporting. It's a lot easier than you might think!

This class is focused solely on learning basic GIF animation, not on designing and drawing characters. That being said, if you don't feel confident in your character drawing skills, you can simply create animated text!

So let's get started and make some GIFs! 

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What easy to learn and awesome class
Nancy Colindres

Graphic Designer

Short and easy to follow, as someone who studied animation this is a great first step to start. Anyone with some background in Photoshop should be able to complete this course!
Brittany Fuller

Illustrator, Animator, Photo Retoucher

Absolutely loved how simple and to the point her videos were <3





Melissa Lee

allow yourself to fail before you succeed

Hi! My name's Melissa Lee, and I'm a designer living in the forests of Northern California. I'm currently in the process of becoming a full-time freelancer and art licenser, but in the meantime, I'm cultivating my love of sharing what I know, and encouraging others to nourish their creative side. I love patterns and character art and watercolor paintings! And also bees. I'm endlessly inspired by animals and nature (whether living today or extinct), science fiction and fantasy, sp...

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