Fantastic blog, big fan :) What did you use to animate the Nami piece? Just straight up in Photoshop? Thanks!
Thanks so much for the kind words. The Nami gif (andallmyothergifs, forthatmatter) was animated completely in Flash. Sometimes I do the color thumbnail in Photoshop first, so I can import it and reference the palette—Flash’s color picker is notoriously terrible.
I usually export an image sequence from Flash, then bring that back into Photoshop to composite the actual gif file. Photoshop has better, more precise gif options; and Flash’s gif-creating engine is limited, and usually inaccurate.
This was probably more than you wanted to know, but it’s my process. Hope it helps!