by Caleb Goellner

How to Make an Animated GIF With Brooke A. Allen

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but these days people count on animated GIFs to convey an additional dimension of emotion on social media. Illustrators needn't worry about getting lost in the GIF shuffle, though. It's easy to make your own using your original artwork. Comic book creator Brooke A. Allen, known for her work as the artist of Lumberjanes from Boom! Studios, has you covered with this Create More tutorial that shows you how to create an animated GIF using Adobe Photoshop and an Intuos Pro tablet.

Start with a piece of art and use Photoshop's timeline to transform a single image into an animated file you can share on sites like Tumblr, or in text messages on your smartphone. Who knows? It may kickstart even more animation creation with your Wacom tablet of choice.

Learn how to create an animated GIF with Brooke below:

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