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8 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Illustrations Animations Intro

    • 2. About this Class

    • 3. Plan - Storyboarding

    • 4. Create - Illustrate

    • 5. Digitize - Scan & Clean

    • 6. Animate (The Easy Way)

    • 7. Animate (Like a Pro)

    • 8. 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!