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Create a Hand-Drawn .GIF in Photoshop

Learn the entire process of animating hand-drawn characters and lettering in Photoshop, from rough test runs to exporting

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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!

What Students Are Saying

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

Thank goodness you did this class as it makes basic animation so easy! Good job!

- Linda Warner Constantino

Wow, what a great class! I've been wondering for months how to do animated gifs with Photoshop, and everything is explained here. It's short, straight to the point and super clear. Thank you very much Melissa!

- Candy Fair


Your Instructor


Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee

Hi! My name's Melissa Lee, and I'm a designer and online art teacher living in the forests of Northern California. I majored in Studio Art in college, but graduated with a continued thirst for learning and improving my artistic skills, but couldn't justify the high price of further brick-and-mortar education. Instead, I discovered myriads of more affordable avenues of art education online, which eventually inspired me to start teaching myself, and I haven't looked back.

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. Always bees.


Class Curriculum


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  Animating
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  Exporting
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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