How to Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop? [Easy Way]

How to Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop

As we know that Photoshop is software that we use to edit photos and more. But, can we use it to make a gif? What does gif mean?

If these are the questions that are running in your mind, then you are at the right place. Here, in this article,

we are going to talk about gifs and the question of whether can we use Photoshop to make a gif. You can also see our guide on how to crop an image in photoshop. Let us get started.

Table Of Contents

What is a GIF?

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, which is a compressed image file format that allows for animation.

We can create a gif in many ways. But, if you wish to make a gif using Photoshop, then it is possible to do so.

As we know that Photoshop is fast and easy to use. A gif is made up of a series of still images played sequentially to create the illusion of movement. Let us now see the way by which we can create a gif using gif.

How to create a gif using Photoshop?

How to Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop

To create a gif using Photoshop, follow up the steps given here below one by one.

  • First of all, you need to set up the dimensions and resolution of the Photoshop document. In general for a square image, 600px-800px is fine.
  • Then, import your image files into Photoshop. You need to select browse, find your images, and then align them if you need to and then press the okay button.
  • Now, go to the window and then timeline, which will open a panel in the lower third of the canvas. 
  • Then, in the center of the panel click on the arrow to open the drop-down menu and then select Create Frame Animation.
  • After that, you need to convert your layers into frames in the optimize animation settings by clicking on the make frames from layers button.
  • You need to duplicate frames, by going to the Tools panel and then clicking on the duplicate frame button.
  • Then, at the bottom of each frame, you need to set the delay time of each frame.
  • Then, set the number of times the animation will loop.
  • Then, after doing the preview you can export your Photoshop document as a GIF.
  • And you are done.

These are the different steps that you can follow to make a gif using Photoshop.

FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions)

Here below, we have answered some of the questions regarding making gifs and Photoshop. Read each of them one by one.

What is the full form of GIF?

The full form of gif means graphics Interchange Format. It is quite nice to see.

When was the first gif made?

It was first made on 15th June 1987. It has been three decades since the first gif came.

Is Making gif profitable?

Yes, making gifs is profitable as you can share them on the internet and anyone can buy it.

What are the benefits of Photoshop?

There are multiple benefits of Photoshop, we can not only edit photos but also make gifs as seen in this article.

These are the different questions that have been raised about this article by people all around the world. 

Last words

In this article, we have learned the meaning of GIFs and how they can be created using Photoshop.

There is a way by which we can create GIFs on Photoshop, the steps of which are given in the above section of this article.

Then we have inside some of the questions regarding this article. Any questions or queries regarding this article can be asked in the common section at the bottom.

We will answer as soon as possible. Thank you for reading this article.

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