- Upload the images to Photoshop.
- Open the Timeline window in your Photoshop.
- Timeline window, click the “Create Frame Animation.”
- Create a new layer for each new frame.
- Open the same menu icon on the rightbar, and choose the “Make Frames From Layers.”
- Under each frame, select how long it should appear for before switching to the next frame.
- The bottom of the toolbar, select how many times you’d like it to loop.
- Preview your GIF by pressing the play icon.
- Save and Export Your GIF file.
If you’ve spent any time on the internet at all, you’ve probably come in contact with an animated GIF. It’s an image file that allows you to feature animated images, which makes it seem like the image is moving. Think of them as a hybrid between a still image and a video.
Why are GIFs great additions to your marketing? They’re easy to consume, provide a new way to capture your viewers’ attention, and can have a serious emotional impact. And since content that makes us feel something encourages us to share, these tiny animations are worth experimenting with.
How to make an animated GIF from a video (Photoshop)
Before we jump right into the tutorial, we should address the elephant in the room. Adobe Photoshop is probably the best software available for making GIFs (or editing images in general). If you don’t have Photoshop, there are programs that can give you some of the same functionality, such as GIMP, but if you want to get serious about making GIFs, Photoshop is the way to go.