I made my first GIF tonight from an animation exercise I did.
I found this animation master exercise where you find an animated GIF and animate over it with basic lines. That way you get the feel of the animation without getting sucked into detail. I just downloaded ToonBoom Harmony, so I figured this would be the perfect time to test it out.
Since I was on a PC, I had to break apart the GIF I found, so I used IrfanView to break it apart into separate images, then imported the images into Harmony, drew over them, and exported them as separate images. Then I brought them into Photoshop and made a GIF using these directions and voila!
I rather enjoyed this exercise and will be doing more in the future.
The GIF I found:
The GIF I drew: