Making Stickers is Annoying AF but Fun
This post is not for you. It’s for me. I’ve been writing about what I’m up to each day and it’s helping me a lot for some reason so here’s another installment.
A month ago I set the goal to make 100 animations from now until December 31st. I’ve done 9. I’m still planning on hitting my goal but I think I won’t get there if I keep fucking with these. First it was learning how to use After Effects and Photoshop to create gifs. Then it was sorting out how to remove the white background. Now I can’t get the file size under 500k and it’s just… frustrating to keep going back to these same files. I AM STUBBORN ENOUGH but I’m starting to think that if I keep fucking with them nothing more will be made.
The truth is I feel like I owe them to people since I put static ones up on the iOS Message App Store in May. I said I would do an update but between my laptop and Xcode I corrupted the original file and am now kinda locked out.
Here’s the deal though, I don’t actually owe them to anyone. No one is waiting around for these at all and if they are then they know how to get a hold of me and I will do something….
Looking at them now in a little gallery, it’s interesting to see what works in these and what doesn’t. I still have a lot to learn but strangely enough it has been a fun ride.
ON TO THE NEXT ANIMATION.