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
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.