How to Make Simple Gif Animations

By January 18, 2018How To
How to make an animated gif

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.