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Creating and Animating a Bat

Start by applying a nice gradient in radial mode to the background layer.

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Create a circle using elliptical shape tool.

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Create a few circles for the eyes using elliptical shape tool.

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Create ears, neck and nose using the elliptical shape tool.

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Create a wing shape using pen tool.

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Enable "subtract from shape area" at the top bar. Create some circle shape as shown.

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Duplicate the layer. Press Ctrl+T. Right click and select Flip Horizontal and place on the other side. Select all the layers and press Ctrl+G to group. This will be the first pose of bat.

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Duplicate the group, move downwards and rotate the wings to create second pose.

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Similarly create the third pose.

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Open animation window. For the first frame hide all the group except first group.

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Duplicate the frame. Hide the first pose and unhide the second pose.

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Duplicate the frame. Hide the second pose and unhide the third pose.

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Duplicate the frame. Hide the third pose and unhide the second pose.

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Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S to save an optimized animated GIF.

Creating and Animating a Bat

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