Making an Animated Gif

This is an animated gif. An animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) file is a graphic image on a Web page that moves – for example, a twirling icon on a banner or a looping animation on a tumblr site. If you have ever been on tumblr, you will know that these are very common?

Learning Goal
Create an animated Gif using the digital camera

Success Criteria
Be sure to use a tripod and not move the camera
Use 6-24 images

Themes
Holiday Season
School gear issues

 

Creating an Animated Gif with Photoshop Elements

1) It tends to be a small file, so when you open up Photoshop Elements, your dimensions will be as follows:

2) Make sure your camera is on a tripod.

3) Have at least 5 images.

4) You will place the images in Photoshop and keep them on separate layers.

5) Make some edits, add some text.

6) Click on File>Save for Web in Photoshop Elements when you are ready to animate. Your properties should be as follows:

7) Make sure when you upload your animate gif to WordPress, make the image size “Original”. Publish and have fun!

Creating an Animated GIF with Photoshop CS6
[Link to tutorial on how to make animated GIFS]

 

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