Have you ever wanted to know how to make a GIF in procreate? Maybe you have always wanted to turn your illustrations and lettering into fun and whimsical gifs? Or maybe you are looking for a way to elevate your branding in your newsletters or on your website with some new cool animated gifs?

Well, today I’m going to share with you my process of making a GIF with Animation Assist. Let’s dive in!

1. Turn Animation Assist on in Settings Panel

Settings>Canvas>Animation Assist> Turn the toggle ‘ON’ (it should turn blue). Now, you should be seeing a bar at the bottom of the canvas with a couple different options.

2. Click on Settings in Animation Assist toolbar

PRO TIP: For animated GIFs I use ‘Loop’.

3. Turn Onion Skin Frames to ‘MAX’

Doing this allows you to see a max of 12 onion skins. These are the see thru frames that show you where to draw next in your animation.

4. Turn Onion Skin Opacity to 50%

This is so you can see where you’re drawing better.

5. Click ‘Add Frame’

The frames are the layers so when you add a frame you are adding a layer. Think about it like you would a paper flip book. Each frame is a page in your book that makes up your entire animation.

6. Start making frames

Now that you have decided how you want your animation to move, go ahead and start with layer one. What I like to do is copy my last frame to all my layers and then erase objects as I go.

7. Adjust your frame speed

Once you finish making your fames you can mess with the frame speed. Go to the Animation Assist toolbar and click Settings>Frames Per Second. Then hit ‘Play’ to decide if it’s the right speed for you.

8. Export Animation

Go to Settings Panel at the top left of the screen. Tap Share>Share Layers> Choose ‘Animated GIF’ option.


How To Make A Gif In Procreate 5


Jun 29, 2020

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