Little Illustrations, Fun Animations | Amarilys Henderson | Skillshare
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8 Videos (24m)
    • Illustrations Animations Intro

    • About this Class

    • Plan - Storyboarding

    • Create - Illustrate

    • Digitize - Scan & Clean

    • Animate (The Easy Way)

    • Animate (Like a Pro)

    • Export & Tips

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About This Class


How much fun can you have with your illustrations? LOTS! The simplest illustrations come to life with a few clicks in Adobe Photoshop to make a GIF that's quirky, charming, and approachable.

You Will Need

  • Illustration Supplies of Choice
  • Scanner
  • Adobe Photoshop 

Amarilys began playing with her paintings to make add a little life to her pattern designs. The simplest steps turned to delightful results--and you'll be hooked, too!

You Will Learn

  • How to paint simple motifs with watercolor
  • How to remove the background from your artwork using Photoshop
  • Two ways to create your GIF: the easy way and the professional way
  • Tips for exporting your files

Have illustrations? Have an idea that you'd like to see come to life? Want to add a dash of personality to your social media feed?

You Will Want to Watch This Class If...

  • you have ideas waiting to be born
  • you wish to add GIF animation to your editorial illustration or interactive portfolio
  • you want to animate your website--without adding slow load time
  • you'd like to e-send a special to a loved one
  • you wish to be charmed by your own work again!






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Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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