You’ve seen them everywhere and I’m sure you’ve often wondered how people are making them? In the videos below I show you two very simple ways to make animated gifs using Adobe Photoshop.
The first video will show you how to create a gif from scratch. This involves creating separate layers and then animating them together with photoshop’s “timeline” feature. The video is only a minute and should only take you around 5 minutes to learn. It’s super simple and super fun!
This next video will show you how to make a gif out a video that already exists (like the one I did above with the marvelous Bob Ross). You can easily screenshot a video from youtube or any other website, upload it to photoshop, crop out anything you don’t want and photoshop basically takes care of the rest.