Morphing GIF

This little gem was created in photoshop and was my second GIF ever. Once you get the hang of it you can have lots of fun creating them. It’s kind of like a present you can’t wait to open and when you finally do it’s even better than you expected!

This GIF is quite simple to make. I used 5 different images, each on its own individual layer. Make sure you save each layer separately (use the eye to make a layer visible/invisible). Then follow these steps:

  1. Window > Timeline
  2. *CLICK* Create Frame Animation (actually click on it because I’ve skipped this step so many times and have to backtrack to figure out why my GIF won’t work)
  3. At the top of your Layers Box: Select > All Layers
  4. In your Timeline Box you’ll see a small drop down menu with three horizontal lines, click it: Create New Layer for Each New Frame
  5. Click that box again: Make Frames From Layers
  6. Now you may adjust the time or speed underneath each frame
  7. Preview the GIF by pressing the play button
  8. File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy)
  9. Save

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