How To Make An Animated GIF

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to turn 2 or more photos into a looping animated GIF. They’re easy to make and fun to watch. It will provide a new way to capture your viewers’ attention. All you need is Photoshop and just a few minutes of your time!

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I have Photoshop CC and it’s in Dutch, but I wrote everything I did in English.

Open 2 or more photos, for this GIF file above I used just 2 photos. Make sure to place all the photos in one document.

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Go to Window > Timeline to open the Timeline panel. Click the arrow on the button in the middle of the panel and select Create Frame Animation.

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Click the button to create a new frame animation.

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In the Timeline palette menu ps, select Make Frames From Layers. This will take each layer in your document and set it as an individual frame.

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Set the time frame for each photo and don’t forget to click the repeat menu from the bottom of the Timeline panel and select Forever. This will create a looping animation. Click play to see the result!

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Almost done! It’s time to export the animation as a GIF!
Go to File > Export > Save for Web
– Select GIF 128 Dithered from the Preset menu.
– Select 256 from the Colors menu.
– Select Forever from the Looping Options menu.
-Change Width and Height fields in the Image Size options if needed.

Now you can share your animated GIF to the world!

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