My third Skillshare course is one I’m really passionate about as I’ve been making historical and fun little animated gifs for a while now, using digital archive copyright free images!

Entitled, Remix Free Cultural Heritage Images Into Animated Gifs Using Photoshop, Procreate and After Effects it shows how you too can use copyright free images, found on public domain digitised art collections websites, to make short and funny animated gifs like these demoed below:

I recently published my second Skillshare online learning course, which I’ve titled,’Make Fun Sliced Up Monster Character Animated Gifs With Affinity Designer and The Free Wick Editor.’ Remember, by using this course promotional link you can get two months of Skillshare learning for free

The class shows how you can create a range of monster characters in the brilliant illustration iPad app, Affinity Designer, then slice them up into separate heads, bodies and legs parts and with a bit of simple Javascript code in free games and animation browser based tool, The Wick Editor, turn your character into a great looking animated gif, which randomises the mix of your monster character parts every time you create a new one. Enjoy!

Check out my Assembly and Procreate Skillshare course out as I had great fun creating and producing my first online course for Skillshare, who host thousands of engaging and interesting courses students can learn from for a small subscription annual fee. My course introduces students to two powerful mobile apps, Assembly and Procreate.

The classes shows them how to create a simple skull design in Assembly from its basic set of library shapes. Then having created their design students are encouraged to import it into Procreate, which they can then use to animate it into a fun looking animation, suitable for sharing on social media platforms like Twitter, or Instagram!