How to create a GIF in Photoshop

Filed in Branding & Design — January 24, 2019

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Want to learn how to turn a simple design into a fun GIF for your social media posts, newsletter promos, and more?

Then read on, hautie — here’s a quick how-to video, showing you all the steps to creating gorgeous GIFs in Photoshop!



In this video, How-To Create A Gif In Photoshop, learn how to:

  1. Set up basic photoshop document

  2. Organize layers for ease of animation

  3. Choose suitable fonts for a clipping-mask

  4. Create a typography clipping-mask from floral background

  5. Animate sequential slides of your GIF

  6. Set the duration of slides within GIF & how to preview final creation

  7. Export file for ease of sharing on different platforms


Now, the tips you learn in this video aren’t just for stock photos of floral images — you can apply what you’ve learned to any background image! That means you can customize GIFs as you please, with the copy and photo to match your brand. Just be sure to choose an appropriate background image to ensure the accompanying text is easy to read!



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  1. Christa Pulling says:

    Wow! Love this! So easy to do. Thank you for the tutorial!

  2. Kymmie J. says:

    Thank you!! I’ve learned something new.

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