Making an animated Gif is super easy. You can make fun simple animations with ease, create one to add to your blog. Make sure you display the image at 100% or
How to make an animated Gif with Photoshop CS5:
- Launch Photoshop
- FILE / OPEN a new document at your desired size, I made mine at 200X180 Pixels. It's a good idea not to make Gif files too large, otherwise they can take along time to load over an internet connection.
- Your animation can be a series of images, photos etc. You can hand draw each frame the animation also. The key is to set up separate layers that you will turn into frames of animation.
- Go to the WINDOW / ANIMATION palette and set up your frames across the timeline. Drag the ends to begin and end a frame. Use the play button to watch the animation.
Go to FILE / SAVE FOR WEB AND DEVICES to export your animation as an animated Gif file. Make sure to set your looping options.
Open your Gif file in a web browser to test it. Here's my result:
- Mr. W