How to Make A GIF in Photoshop

Super useful tutorial on how to make a gif in Photoshop
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How To Make a GIF in Photoshop

Creating a GIF in Photoshop is a great way to add some fun visuals to your next project. Whether it’s for a website, a presentation, or a social media post, a well-crafted GIF can add a lot of impact to your work. Fortunately, creating a GIF in Photoshop is a relatively simple process.

Step 1: Gather Your Images

Before you get started, you’ll need to gather the images you want to use in your GIF. Make sure the images are the same size and have the same aspect ratio. It’s best to keep the number of images to a minimum to avoid making the GIF too large.

Step 2: Open Photoshop and Create a New File

Open Photoshop and create a new file with the same dimensions as your images. For instance, if your images are 800 x 600 pixels, create a new file with those dimensions.

Step 3: Add Your Images

Drag and drop your images into the Photoshop project. Make sure they’re in the correct order. If you want the GIF to loop, make sure the last image is the same as the first one.

Step 4: Create the Animation

Go to Window > Timeline to open the animation timeline. Click on the “Create Frame Animation” button and Photoshop will create a timeline with all your images. Set the time for each frame and adjust the transition time to create the desired effect.

Step 5: Export the GIF

Once you’re happy with the animation, go to File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy) to open the Export dialog. Select “GIF” from the dropdown menu and adjust the settings to optimize the file size. Finally, click “Save” and you’re done!


Creating a GIF in Photoshop is a great way to add some fun visuals to your next project. With a few simple steps, you can create a GIF that will be sure to impress. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try!

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