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How I Make Photoshop Animations

November 11, 2019

Hello, everybody. Welcome to another week on NAC. This week’s theme is How to. Since last season I made this video about How I Made Flat Design Animations. And you guys seemed to have enjoyed it, I decided to make another one but using Photoshop. So yeah, what we’ll be using is my Macbook, my graphics tablet — you don’t need to have one. But if you do, then that’s good. So, let’s get started, shall we? First I’m gonna start by opening up Photoshop. Just made myself a new comp. So what I’m gonna do now is get my NAC logo and pop it on photoshop. So that way I have myself a guide for the animation. Now I’m gonna create a video timeline down here. So now we’re gonna go to Layer, Video Layers, New Blank Video Layer. So now this blue layer here is where we will be drawing our animation. Cool. So I’m just gonna set the opacity of the bottom layer to, I don’t know, 66%? That will do πŸ™‚ So you’ve seen what the end result looks like through. So I’m gonna start by drawing droplets coming out from the top, and then those are gonna turn into the shape of the logo. So let’s give it a go. So next frame, you wanna fill this a little bit more. And it’s okay if you go outside the line. It kinda gives a nice effect. So like it’s really a matter of just going over and drawing everything again. So you’re showing more of the logo everytime. So yeah, that’s it. It’s pretty simple, just take a little bit of time. So I’m gonna carry on doing that—I’m gonna speed this bit up. So I don’t bore you. Sweet! So this is what you get. And now let’s add another layer. Now in this new layer we’ll wanna draw this bit of the map. So again, I’m just gonna skip this part ahead πŸ™‚ Okay, now I’m gonna make another layer. And now let’s do the bottom bit. So what I’m gonna do is add more splashes. So the way I’m gonna make the splashes disappear is turn them into a dot, and then make 4 little dots around that one. And there you go. Ta-daa! Okay, so I add this layer here. Let’s add the background. Cool! So now you can export this as a GIF, or you can render this as a video. I’m gonna render it as a video. And there you have it. If you try this out, I would love to see—do let me know. As always, I will see you in my next one. Have a good rest of the week. Bye πŸ™‚


  • Reply MΓ‘rcio Cleiton DΓ‘ Lima Wehman April 21, 2017 at 9:35 am

    You're so cute

  • Reply Steven Mak April 25, 2017 at 3:51 am

    What's your snap chat? πŸ™‚

  • Reply Gideon Andreas Music April 25, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    hey i have a question, why can i only have a layer be 5 seconds long, then i have to create a new layer every 5 seconds?

  • Reply Gideon Andreas Music April 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    how u enable that u can say the previous layer,

  • Reply d neves April 29, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    am i the only one where the "timeline" doesn't exists?

  • Reply Fraternal House May 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm


  • Reply brenvick98 May 31, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Hey, can someone help me, please!
    I have Photoshop CC 2017 and I have already made up to the timeline but I don't have the option of creating a video layer, I've the smart objects option and right over that there is the rasterize, there isn't the video layer. Does anyone know if the 2017 version has it somewhere else or if there's a short key to create them?
    Please, it would help me lots! and thank you, beforehand.

  • Reply Sywr Hmidy June 2, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I love your work space an! room in general . it make me feel.peaceful

  • Reply Jaler Sekar Maji June 14, 2017 at 12:26 am

    You are hot and smart!

  • Reply Telkomsel Branch Malang June 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    sexiiiiii i lov uuuuuu muach

  • Reply lc6 .l June 17, 2017 at 8:18 am

    what job is it to do that ? A graphic designer??????????????????????????

  • Reply lc6 .l June 17, 2017 at 8:20 am

    whats your job?

  • Reply Chie Atet June 19, 2017 at 4:27 am

    you are very pretty

  • Reply Eddie Barnachea June 22, 2017 at 6:52 am


  • Reply Nate Tv June 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    You looking good..

  • Reply Brown Chilli July 21, 2017 at 8:22 am

    You're damn cute. and the tutorial was awesome.

  • Reply Frost July 29, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I learned more from this Three Minute Video than i have from 2 hour video tutorials.Thank you for making a short but informative video!

  • Reply Cambo July 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    is there a shortcut to get to the next frame? (key command) or do you just have to click the next frame? Great vid btw!

  • Reply HoeFist - August 1, 2017 at 8:42 am


  • Reply 20-One August 8, 2017 at 11:05 am

    how did you bring up that panel at the bottom?

  • Reply mrr August 27, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Guys, please, what is the best computer to do such design jobs and download Adobe programs? Without being apple.
    I'm sorry for English, I'm Brazilian.

  • Reply Liau Wen Ting August 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! It was really helpful and I applied it immediately into my latest video πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kasita Ariyanti August 31, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    glad to found this video!!! do you have any instagram account for tutorial like this??

  • Reply Zitni Ilmi Putriadi September 4, 2017 at 4:17 am

    I'm currently trying this tutorial but im having trouble with the fps as it runs so fast, any tips on how to slow it down?

  • Reply Ray Tejada September 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    omg ur pretty and kewl and ur voice is great…. im seeing rainbows and stars whenever i see your eyes! thank you for this! auto sub on this channel and to ur channel make some more of these…

  • Reply Jason Lankino-Bandara September 12, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Great video, thanks. What camera are you using by the way?

  • Reply Its Arandin September 20, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I'm gonna start crying :'( your so beautifully beautiful <3

  • Reply Duran Bodasing October 4, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Most impressive method

  • Reply FG IOL October 7, 2017 at 10:52 am

    What a asome tip!

  • Reply V Traveling Project October 11, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I didn't know it can be done on photoshop! Wow just randomly found this video. Thanks for sharing. I've subscribed.

  • Reply Danilo October 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    is there a shortcut that I could use to skip frames?

  • Reply Jesse Lane October 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    This was so cool! Thank you so much!!

  • Reply Madison Krannawitter October 25, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    When I try to add a new video layer, my previous design goes away. How do I keep the old and add on the new? Thanks for your help!

  • Reply Belle Kingsbury October 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Even though this might not be the hardest thing in the world I feel like you guys are pro's at what you do! Hopefully I'll get there soon with my videos πŸ€—

  • Reply dichie espejo October 31, 2017 at 5:07 am

    you're so beautiful ( * 0 * ) and brilliant

  • Reply singgih amri rambe October 31, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    i didn't knwo,faster

  • Reply Madhuvan Yadav November 5, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Your tutorial was very helpful and you look damm beautiful..😍😍

  • Reply 6rxly VFX November 8, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I wasn't expecting a girl as the designer for this video. Anyways nice tut helped out. Thanks πŸ‘Œ

  • Reply Jonathan Ventura November 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Thanks so much!

  • Reply FG IOL November 29, 2017 at 5:51 am

    what a nice tip!

  • Reply Lenshher December 4, 2017 at 7:11 am

    i love you <3

  • Reply ilham afandi December 12, 2017 at 6:42 am

    you're looked so nice, thanks for awesome tutorial

  • Reply Amentit M December 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    You're pretty and you're voice is so sweet. Thanks so much for letting me know it's possible to do animation with photoshop.

  • Reply chen peiliang December 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm


  • Reply Photoshop Tutorials PS101 January 11, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Awesome Tutorial! I LOVED it!

  • Reply TENZING January 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    So helpful! Love your channel! Im rebranding my youtube channel soon and it will be similar to yours!

  • Reply Hoda Omran January 29, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Thank u so much for this tutorial…. I really like that it's very short and simple but still very informative

  • Reply Traveling Pursuit February 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Very very cool video! learned a lot!

  • Reply Elsie Molly February 21, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Well when you actually try to do it you realise that it is not detailed enough.

  • Reply Lemi Chala March 1, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Nice tutorial

  • Reply J M March 5, 2018 at 7:14 am

    She's so beautiful…

  • Reply CrunchyB March 5, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    In shook how versatile photoshop is, gonna learn it hard from now

  • Reply Alex Kronhofer March 6, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    you look unbelievably cute btw

  • Reply Anti Virus March 7, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    your work was very good and i've never seen such a beautiful graphic designer . o.m i'm in love ! πŸ˜€

  • Reply 321Mrremco March 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    how do i open the timeline?

  • Reply grogmaninteractive March 24, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    ❀ ❂.❂ Thanks for the nice tut

  • Reply Xiaoling Chen March 27, 2018 at 6:45 pm


  • Reply Nitesh Kataria March 28, 2018 at 9:14 am

    you are soo cute .😍😍😍😍

  • Reply Fait Winnie April 10, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Interesting but I see nothing, it's to fast. Ok you are beautiful but it's better to learn what you explain than to see your face and the comments.

  • Reply Ocean Mars April 20, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I tried to follow your tutorial, but when I began to work on the second layer, my first layer's drawing would disappear, unlike yours which appears to remain for the rest of the tutorial. How did that work?

  • Reply Sara Oliver April 23, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    omg how cute she is i'm love af (i don't even pay attention for whatever this video was talking about, damn she's so mesmerizing)

    btw it was so much helpful thx

  • Reply Zoah Azaly April 30, 2018 at 11:11 am

    thanks for this amazing tutorial .. it helps me a lot.

  • Reply medicwanabe May 11, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Oh my gosh this girl is such a sweetheart!

  • Reply simplybila May 20, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Exactly what ive been looking for!!!!

  • Reply Momo Big May 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Excellent video!

  • Reply BroChopin June 1, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    …you are soo pretty… 0_0

  • Reply paneiras Pan June 20, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Hiya, could I add an effect to the whole animation? I tried to do it by converting it to a smart object but all the drawings just disappear πŸ™

  • Reply AUGUSTUS CAESER June 26, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    wow that is beautiful!

  • Reply Aris Arthur June 27, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Great help. cries I need to get this film done. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ You remind me alot of my old friend too, she rejected mie'… * double cries*.

  • Reply Jihad sabila July 6, 2018 at 6:29 pm


  • Reply Surya Krishna July 10, 2018 at 4:54 am

    Awesome ❀️

  • Reply Surya Krishna July 10, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Helo, I was trying this out. But I couldn't get the content preview from first frame on the second frame as shown at 1:20 , should I turn some setting on/off.?

  • Reply Glow Bros July 14, 2018 at 3:17 am


  • Reply Diego Santizo July 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I thought this was impossible to do in photoshop! but can you explain a little bit slower the part when you start drawing in the timeline please πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tape 5 July 21, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Couldn't you just copy and paste the previous frame into the new one so you don't have to redraw everything?

  • Reply Kryptic Studio July 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    OMG is your voice real ?????… It feels like iv heard ur voice in an anime dub

  • Reply BROTERS707 August 1, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    udidnt show how to make a cell

  • Reply Ohyo Favis August 5, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Oh wow I never knew I needed to learn this until I watched your video lol

  • Reply justTOin β€’ Justin August 18, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    What is the music?

  • Reply SIDDESH MANDLIK Editor #editorwalya August 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Nice pls upload more vedio

  • Reply covics September 3, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    You are cute :3

  • Reply Rajesh Suthar Bikaner September 16, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Add captions of all keystrokes and zoom in at necessary places. Teach elementary users too. Your explaining video window could have been at right corner. Tell shortcut for New video layer please.

  • Reply HR HAHAHU September 23, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Wow cool

  • Reply The Dope-Ness October 7, 2018 at 9:49 am

    does anyone know how to use the ghosting effects in photoshop? where i can se the last thing that i drew?

    like she did in the video

  • Reply Yash G October 23, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    you are damn beautiful girl …. you make the video more interesting …

  • Reply Omi Gulekar October 30, 2018 at 9:47 am

    wow i did it !!!:) and i also created 1 for me !!

  • Reply Jayvee Mendones November 3, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Youre gorgeous omg

  • Reply INhumanity Comics November 14, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    you're hot😍

  • Reply Senate Shakya November 17, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Where is this accent from πŸ€”

  • Reply SUBRAMANIAN CHIDAMBARAM December 27, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for this tutorial. Video Layer menu is not being displayed in my Photoshop CC.. can you please tell how to get it enabled?

  • Reply Slaze Mini4wd January 4, 2019 at 6:43 am

    pretty fun to see this video..because u beautiful πŸ˜€

  • Reply myyoutu January 28, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    what is comp?

  • Reply Batriti Blah February 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Ugh, your explanation needs to be better. It really didn't make sense at the end, did you leave out some steps?

  • Reply CLFX GAMING February 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    you are too beautiful i cant concentrate

  • Reply Fabiola Picazzo March 7, 2019 at 10:37 am

    😎 cool 😎 βœŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ₯΄

  • Reply Sunita Bawari March 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

    animation was good , but the explanation is little confused, the colors after animation and how the animation of splash has been used.

  • Reply Diego Mendez Messias April 4, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Nice. Very useful

  • Reply mohd farhan July 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    i WOULD love to learn this skill! Also can you let me know how different graphic animated videos are made like social icons flying out of cellphone screen? OR instructor appearing to be standing in an animated environment?

  • Reply Lite Omega Pkm August 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for this, it is amazing 🀩🀩🀩🀩🀩🀩

  • Reply JESSY HAO September 8, 2019 at 1:47 am

    You are so beautiful!

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