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How to make a GIF In Photoshop In 11 Proven Steps?

How to make a gif in photoshop

People who are associated with the world of Graphic Designing in one way or the other or those who are not associated with it at all, are all aware or they must have heard the name of this software called Adobe Photoshop which is actually a software used for Graphic Designing.

Before going in-depth of our main topic that how to make a gif in photoshop it is necessary to know that Photoshop is a software that is used for a variety of purposes e.g. Photo Editing, Graphic Designing, Website Mockups, etc. and it is not mainly used for creating GIFs but one can also use it for this purpose. I want you to follow along till the end of this article carefully in order to get to know about it in detail.

1. How to make a GIF animation in Photoshop?

In order to make a GIF animation in Adobe Photoshop I want you to follow the below step-by-step guide:

  • First of all you need a few images that you are going to use in your GIF animation, in my case I’ve used some images of a sunrise which I’ll be using in creating my GIF animation. You can simply download some images from Google Images and use them in your project.
  • Secondly, just number the names of images in a sequenced manner i.e. “sr 1”, “sr 2”, “sr 3”, “sr 4”, etc. and then open Photoshop so that we can start our work.
  • Once you’ve opened Photoshop successfully, move your arrow in the top left corner and click on “File” menu and then from the drop down list of the selected menu choose Scripts > Load files into Stack.
  • Once you have choose the Load files into Stack option a dialog box would appear like the one shown below and then you can click on browse button and choose all the images that you wish to use in your GIF animation and hit OK button.
  • Once you are done with the above step you may see that all the files must have been added to the layers panel and a timeline bar in the bottom should have been opened automatically or if it isn’t opened you can open it manually by simply clicking on the Window menu on the top and choosing Timeline option from the drop down list(also I want you to set the size of the images according to the size of the artboard and you can adjust the size by simply choosing each image from the layers panel and press Ctrl + T to adjust the size).
  • Now in the timeline area which is showing in the bottom you can click on the arrow in the center and choose Create frame animation and then simply click on it after choosing the option as seen in the screenshot below:
  • Once you are done with the above steps, you’ll see the first layer will be added to the timeline automatically and then you have to click on the menu button in the top right corner of the timeline bar and then choose Make Frames From Layers option.
  • You can also set the time duration of the frames by clicking on the small arrow below each frame and set it as you want it to be.
  • Now we are almost done with our GIF animation and we just have to save it by simply clicking on the File menu in the top left corner and choose Export > Save For Web(Legacy).
  • After that you will see that a new window will be opened and then you can simply click on Save and then choose destination folder and then hit OK button.
  • After saving you can simply navigate to the destination folder and open your GIF file. I’m also attaching the GIF below that I have made myself. how to make a gif animation in photoshop

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2. Conclusion

After carefully reading this article and following it from top to bottom, the readers should be now capable enough to make gifs by themselves. It is a very easy thing to do in photoshop but in the beginning, some people may find it difficult to do but once you have practiced it well then it’ll be easy for you.

The purpose of discussing all the relative concepts is to provide you with the proper understanding of how to make a gif in photoshop. Also, let me know in the comment section what do you think about all the stuff that I’ve discussed in this article?

How to make a GIF In Photoshop In 11 Proven Steps?
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How to make a GIF In Photoshop In 11 Proven Steps?
Learn how to make a GIF in photoshop in an easy step-by-step tutorial within short time using the most effective and simple method.
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Malik Kamal Akbar

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