How to make your own GIF in Photoshop

If you want to stand out from the typical reaction GIFs, you can learn how to make your own! Follow along as cartoonist and tech reporter Dami Lee shows us her guide to making a personalized GIF with frame animation in Photoshop. You can use this GIF here to get you started with a method similar to rotoscoping:


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37 thoughts on “How to make your own GIF in Photoshop

  • October 11, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I couldn't keep on watching because of how she said GIF. Yikes.

    The CIA stands for Central Intelligence Agency but we don't call it the Suh-Ei-Ay but See-Eye-Ay

    Not really they are just pronounced differently, but we don't say G.I.F. like we do F.B.I.

    Say Australia using only one version of "a"

    Also English is rife with words that are pronounced differently like Mnemonic, Tsunami, Quay, Aesop, Aether,  Pneumatic, Pterodactyl, and pretty much every town city and village in the UK

    English, words beginning with 'g' can have a soft (giraffe) or hard (give).

    You have a "Hard g" before a consonant (glad, great) or before a BACK VOWEL (go, garden, gum)…

    Yet as in the case of Gif, you use the "Soft g" before a FRONT VOWEL like (geography, giant, ginger, general).

    So unless you're trying to say that we should say Guh-iaffe, Guh-eography, Guh-iant, Guh-inger, Guh-eneral…

    Then you have to say it follows the established rules of english and GIF uses a soft G

  • October 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    I have this exact same setup.
    MacBook Air and a Wacom One tablet.

  • October 11, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Clicked on this video just to judge whether "GIF" was pronounced correctly. It passed!

  • October 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    The proper way to say .gif is the way dami says it. Hard G sound. Since it stands for "graphic" not Jraphic.. It's not Jif like the peanut butter..

  • October 11, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Already know how to make gif,
    Only clicked to see Dami Lee!!
    Also, I pronounce it as G–I–F
    like P-N-G, and B-M-P, and T-I-F

  • October 11, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    You said how to make a GIF but you really didn't explain enough about the timeline or how to even go from a single frame in photoshop to editing as a GIF.

  • October 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Back in the day, you have to "Save optimize as.." then it will open in Adobe ImageReady, hahahaha. 😀

  • October 11, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    You didn't optimize it at all… Please use the feature to find the difference between the frames and then use that as a mask for the next frame. You can then make this into a macro in Photoshop and use it to reduce file sizes of Gifs by a TON. (Like in some cases from 100MB to 25KB and it is completely lossless)

  • October 11, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Also. On Twitter gifs sometimes won't loop correctly. There are 2 ways to solve this:
    1. Change the frame rate of the last frame to half of the other frames (not reliable)
    2. Duplicate every frame but the last one (reliably works)

  • October 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    The fact that she said GIF over and over again with a hard G was super distracting. It's pronounced "jiff" guys.


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