How To Draw and Animate in Photoshop – Tutorial for Beginners

Want to learn how to draw and make an animated GIF in Photoshop?

In this Photoshop tutorial for beginners, we will learn how to use Photoshop even if you’ve never opened the program before! :D

Check Out The Photoshop Tutorial here:

Download the source files here:

Here are the time-codes to skip to the section you’d like to learn:

  • 1:03 – Photoshop Basics
  • 5:00 – Basic Animation
  • 13:30 – Advanced Animation
  • 22:40 – Tips & Tricks

Photoshop is a great program for learning how to draw digitally, but it’s not the most intuitive for animation. This tutorial simplifies the process and will teach you how to draw and animate your first cartoon in it!

First, we go over the basics of Photoshop, like how to create a new document, how to create and arrange layers, and how to save your files.

Second, we will go over how to create a basic animation in Photoshop. This is a great technique for creating a simple animated GIF. We talk about how to draw each frame of animation as a separate layer.

And last, we will learn how to draw frame-by-frame animation using more advanced animation techniques in Photoshop by using the timeline tools.

For this tutorial, I am using a tablet. I would recommend this one for a cheap graphic tablet:

I hope you found this tutorial helpful!! If you like my work and would like to support what I do, consider becoming a supporter on my Patreon! Even $1 helps! Thank you for your support! :)

If you’d like to learn how to animate for FREE consider checking out my other blog post: How To Animate for FREE!