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5 Videos (10m)
    • Introduction

      0:29
    • Preparing Your Hand-Lettered GIF

      1:55
    • Animating Your Lettering

      1:53
    • Animating A Character

      3:01
    • Exporting GIFs and Videos

      2:52

About This Class

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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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awesome
Mayte Aquino

Artist

Hi Melissa, Omg I'm in love with your classes.. !!! They are really fast and they still cover everything you need to know. It's like perfect for people like me who are always having a crunch of time. Thanks a lot Melissa !! Please make more video on different cartooning and illustration subjects. Much love xoxoxo. Akanksha
Great class! Thank you!
Urszula Kierwiak

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Melissa Lee Shaw

allow yourself to fail before you succeed

I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and it's all I've ever really wanted to do. I started teaching myself how to draw digitally in 2010 when I got my first tablet, and since then I've had a growing fascination with the digital art world. It's pretty rad. I graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a BA in Studio Art and a focus in the Electronic Arts.

I knew I didn't want to go to art school for my master's degree because of the expense, but I also knew I wanted to continue learning about art and improving my skills. Discovering online resources for learning such as Skillshare has had a wonderful impact on my life. Since joining Skillshare, I've discovered a passion for creating repeating patterns, as well as cut-paper illustrations, and many other things that I never really considered doing before. :D

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