How to Create a GIF?

Ever seen any of those moving images on Facebook or Twitter? What are they? If you haven’t been living under a rock and spend a lot of time online you’d know what these are. They are called GIFS. GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. This type of image lets you animate images to make it look like it is moving.

You can use a GIF for almost anything. You can use it as a reaction image. You can use it for memes. You can use it to visually enhance your website. You can also use it for marketing. GIFs easily grab attention and can leave a lasting effect on people.

So how do you make one? Don’t worry it isn’t that difficult. Here we will tell you everything you need to do to make a GIF. Afterwards you will be able to make a GIF easily like a pro. This tutorial is going to utilize Adobe Photoshop in the making of GIFs.

Follow these steps:

  1. Choose a video you want to turn into a GIF. Almost any video file type is acceptable. If you want to make a GIF from your favorite movie, TV show or music video, you can! One tip, remember to only cut the part of the video you want to make into a GIF, otherwise your file size will be large.
  2. Load the video into Adobe Photoshop. Open the program and then click on FILE. Select IMPORT and then choose VIDEO FRAMES TO LAYERS. After importing the video into Photoshop it will turn into something like a flipbook. It becomes a series of still shots from the video.
  3. Adjust the settings to make your GIF look better.
  4. Save your GIF. Click on FILE and then select SAVE AS.

There you have it. A few easy steps on how to make a GIF. Aside from Adobe Photoshop you can also use applications on your smartphone as well as online. Tell us your thoughts below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *