How to Make Animated Stickers for Instagram Using Procreate And Giphy
Have you ever wondered how those super cute animated stickers for Instagram got there when creating Instagram Stories?
It’s easier than you think! I’m going to teach you how to create your own animated stickers for Instagram using Procreate and Giphy.
Now your art can be found when creating Instagram Stories or Tik Tok videos!
What Are Animated Stickers?
If you’ve ever made an Instagram Story and found those adorable moving clipart pieces that you can put on top of your videos, those are animated stickers.
An animated sticker is simply a GIF.
What’s a GIF, you ask? A GIF (pronounced opposite of JIF) is a transparent little animated movie that repeatedly plays in a loop. They are eye-catching on your posts.
Steps to Take When Making Searching Animated Stickers for Instagram
It’s important to note that these animated stickers are actually sourced through GIPHY.
GIPHY is the platform for where all animated gifs are hosted. There are billions of them. And, apps like Instagram and Tik Tok partner with them to make finding GIFs to use on your posts super easy.
There are steps to take when creating a searching gif on GIPHY, and I’ll walk you through them quickly, but spend more time in detail in the video teaching you.
- You need to know how to make an animated transparent gif. I’ll show you using Procreate.
- You should have a minimum of five animated gifs created and ready to go before applying for a verified account on GIPHY.
- Visit giphy.com and create an account.
- Then, apply for an Artist Channel.
- Get verified on GIPHY and wait.
- Upload your 5 gifs to GIPHY.
- Be sure to tag your gifs so they can be found by what the gif is and the username you want people to find you by.
It can take a few weeks to get verified, so please be patient! Keep making gifs and adding them to your account. It will only help your verification process.
Watch How to Make Animated Stickers for Instagram Using Procreate And Giphy
I’ll take you through all of those steps in this video, including how to make a simple animated gif sticker to get you started.
Want to skip forward to the GIPHY portion of the tutorial? Minute 14:00 will get you started with just that.
Remember that once you upload your animated sticker to GIPHY and verified, it can take a few minutes to show up in searches through Instagram and Tik Tok.
Find My Animated Stickers on IG and Tik Tok
You can search for my own animated stickers by using the tag: hollypixels. I haven’t uploaded any new stickers in a while, but there are a bunch there. It’s so much fun making these stickers. I can’t wait to see yours!