Have you seen those super cute instagram gif stickers on all your favorite brands instagram stories? I know I have! Have you ever wished you had some to match your business brand? Well, today I’m going to show you how to make your own instagram gif stickers using procreate! Let’s get started!!
Settings>Canvas>Animation Assist> Turn the toggle ‘ON’ (it will be blue). You should see a bar pop up at the bottom of the canvas with a couple different options.
PRO TIP: For animated GIFs I use ‘Loop’.
This is so you can see where you’re drawing better.
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.
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.
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.
Go to Settings Panel at the top left of the screen. Tap Share>Share Layers> Choose ‘Animated GIF’ option.
Select this option when exporting. This is the easiest way to get your gif from Procreate to your instagram stories.
Note: Make sure before you go any further that you have your instagram story already queued up and ready.
In your camera roll, tap on the gif you just saved and then at the top right click the share button.
A share menu will pop up and you should see a button that says ‘copy’. Tap that.
Your instagram story should be already queued up.
A pop up will appear on your instastory draft that says Sticker. Click it! This will add your animated gif to your story automatically! That’s it!!
Jul 8, 2020