How to make a GIF in Photoshop.

This article outlines the six steps needed to make a great GIF in Photoshop.

It’s no secret that movement gets the most results on the web — that’s why videos and GIFs are used so commonly by creatives, influencers, and digital marketing teams. The good news? Creating a GIF in Adobe Photoshop is easy. Keep reading to unlock the steps to making a great GIF.

How to make a GIF in Photoshop.

The important thing to remember about GIFs is you can use sketches, pictures, or even video files. It all starts with uploading your images into Photoshop.

  1. Once you’ve uploaded your images and have placed each file into its own layer, unlock your original layer.
  2. Bring your GIF to life by opening the Timeline Panel (click Window > Timeline) and select Create Frame Animation from the dropdown menu.
  3. Choose Make Frames From Layers from the flyout menu.
  4. Make sure each frame has the same timing by selecting the first frame, holding down the Shift key, and clicking the last frame — set the frame intervals to 0.1 seconds.
  5. Navigate to the dropdown menu under the timeline and select Forever to ensure continuous play.
  6. Export your GIF. Click File > Export Save for Web (Legacy) and set the GIF as Export Format and Forever as the Looping Option.

Next, get ready to share your GIF anywhere and everywhere. Making GIFs is a simple and speedy process — plus, it’s just a lot of fun.

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