How to create gif animation in photoshop

A guide on how to create gif animation in Photoshop and how to convert video to gif
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

This is a great course for everyone trying to learn a new skill for them self.

Gifs are one of the most common advertising formats used online.

gifs are supported by google adwords and more advertising platforms. and if you are in the field of online marketing or have an online business, blog or website at some point you will need to use animated advertising and one of the best formats, loads quickly no plugins required by the browser to load, is gif.

You will eventually need custom animated banners for your business, so this is an absolutely a great course to own and a great skill to have.

So what is it all about?

You've almost certainly come across animated banner advertising banners on websites, blogs, forums and social media platforms like, google+, twitter, tumblr and more.

Because they are animated images, they instantly draw the peoples attention and encourage visitors to click on them and they also show more information than regular image formats like jpeg, png or tiff, since they show more than one frame and are not static.

What is required for the course?

any photoshop version from adobe photoshop cs3,

no prior photoshop knowledge is required as we go into the basics of photoshop briefly

What you will learn

  • the basics of photoshop
  • the standards of web advertising
  • using frame by frame and keyframe animation in photoshop
  • converting video to gif
  • importing and editing video in photoshop
  • creating gifs in photoshop
  • exporting and optimizing gifs in photoshop

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P.S once you have created your first gif, be sure to share it with us in the course discussion area.

What are the requirements?

  • we look at the basics of photoshops too so you dont need to be a photoshop expart

What am I going to get from this course?

  • to create animated gif images
  • convert video to gif
  • use key frame or frame by frame animation in photoshop
  • use photoshops interface and tools
  • know the webstandards for banners and gif animation
  • learn how o export and optimize gifs for web and devices

Who is the target audience?

  • i will be using adobe photoshop cs5.5 but photoshop c3 and above can do.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: welcome and introduction to gifs

Welcome to how to create gif animation in photoshop.

what are gifs

In this lesson lets look at the web standards for gifs, gif format, gif images, and gif animated images

1 question

which of the following advantages is not true about gifs

Section 2: A brief look at photoshop's workspace, panels and tools

Before we go any father lets first take some time to explore photoshops workspace and the different panels we are to use in creating our animated gif image.


Most of the tools in photoshop are located in the tools panel which we shall look at now.

exploring the tools panel_2

for this lecture lets look at where the most work in creating our gif image is going to happen, the animation panel


Lets look at what we learnt in the previous chaper

and the keynotes to take note of when creating gif images, animations in photoshop

Section 3: the different ways to animate in photoshop

in this lecture we are too draft and prepare layers for animation and export as gif format


are different ways to animate gifs in Photoshop and in this lesson we are going to take a look at the first kind of animation keyframe based animation in Photoshop


in this lecture we shall take a look at the other way to animate gif in photoshop, using frame by frame animation


After successfuly creating our gif animation lets look at exporting and optimizing the gif in Photoshop for web and devices


Lets look at what we learnt in the previous chaper

and the keynotes to take note of when creating gif images, animations in photoshop

1 question

What are the two ways to animate in photoshop

Section 4: Coverting video clips to gif animation

Gifs can be used for alot of thing and if you want to use gif to broadcast a message you already have in video format, in this lecture we shall take a look at how to convert video clips to the .gif format


In this lecture we use after effects to create our animation so that we remove the constraints of animating in photoshop.


Lets look at what we learnt in the previous chaper

and the keynotes to take note of when creating gif images, animations in photoshop

2 questions

how woud you import a video into photoshop

Section 5: conclusion and thank you

thank you for taking this course on how to create gif animations in photoshop in this lecture we shall conclude our course

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Instructor Biography

i am a graphics designer and animator skilled in Photoshop, after effects and blender, i have been in the field of motion graphics and animation for over five years, with 3 of those years at a television network here in my country, as an animator i create templates for TV bumpers, lower 3rds, if am not using photoshop for billboard design am using it to create textures for my 3d models i create in blender and sometimes in cinema 4d i occasionally do copyrighting, camera work mostly for music videos and documentary mostly with the canon D series, i.e the canon 5d mark ii, 5d mark iii, 60d and the 7 d

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