Create an Animated GIF: From Sketch to Posting

Vanessa Blokland, 2D Animatior & Illustrator

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17 Videos (1h 30m)
    • Welcome!

      0:29
    • Lesson 1: Sketching & Planning

      3:08
    • Lesson 2: Photo & Document Set Up

      4:15
    • Lesson 3: Image Trace & Brush Tool

      7:19
    • Lesson 4: The Pen Tool

      4:00
    • Lesson 5: Using Separate Layers

      1:56
    • Lesson 6: Colors

      10:46
    • Lesson 7: Colors Continued

      8:42
    • Lesson 8: Adding Text

      4:19
    • Lesson 9: Making Squiggle Text

      2:57
    • Lesson 10: Adding Colors & Background

      7:03
    • Lesson 11: Other Text Options

      4:40
    • Lesson 12: Import to Animate

      8:26
    • Lesson 13: Animating Part 1

      7:05
    • Lesson 14: Animating Part 2

      9:36
    • Lesson 15: Exporting

      4:38
    • Keep Creating!

      0:24

About This Class

Learn how to create an animated GIF from a sketch all the way to posting it on the internet!

Steps will include:

- Importing a sketch to Photoshop or Illustrator
- Tracing and cleaning up your sketch
- Breaking an image into layers
- Planning your animation
- Creating squiggle text
- Importing the digital file to Adobe Animate
- Creating the animation
- Exporting as an animated GIF
- How to post to Instagram & Facebook which don't support animated GIFs
- Ways to create a GIF without access to Adobe programs

3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Easy to follow. Great project.
I actually just came by to save this class for later, but I ended up watching a few lessons and I will watch them all later. The reason I stayed is that screencast can become quite tedious, but Vanessa makes it really pleasant to follow. Fun class and well explained!
Lucy Lambriex

Let’s feel great around the camera!

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Vanessa Blokland

2D Animatior & Illustrator