hello, i will be teaching you how to make a gif. making a gif is really simple. you’ll need photoshop (cs3,cs4,cs5) and a video (mp4,avi,etc). if you want to download a video from youtube you can use what i use which is this.
open up photoshop click file, import, video frames to layers
once you do that you are going to need to click ‘selected range only’ and ‘limit to every 2 frames’. okay once you do that you are going to click on a part of the video that you would like to start at, hold the shift button down and press the play button. once you reach the end of the part that you want for the gif pause it and let go of the shift button.
it should look something like that
click ok and wait for the layers to load. Once the layers load you have to click on window and then animation.
your layers will appear at the bottom. you cant upload anything to tumblr thats over 1000k so you’re gonna have to have about 20 layers. to delete layers click on a frame and press the trashcan button on the bottom (do the same thing on the ones over here).
okay after you’ve done that you need to change the speed of the layers. i usually put them on 0.15 or 1.0 but you dont have to do those. to do this you need to click on the first layer, hold shift, then click the last layer and they will all turn blue.
once you have done that click on the button that looks like this
then something will pop up. on the bottom of that it will say other. click that and this will pop up
change it to 0.15 or anything you would like and click ok.
now its time to resize the gif. im going to resize my gif to 500xwhatever. so at the top click image, image size.
once you click it something will pop up. delete the width and change it to 500. it should automatically change it to a size thats not blurry and pixelated. click ok and it will take you back to the gif. dont foget to zoom in 100% on your gif.
now you are going to sharpen your gif. im gonna show you the simple way on how to sharpen a gif. click this button at the very bottom
and click select all frames
now go to the layers on the right side (which are the layers beside the button shown above). right click on one and click ‘select similar layers’. once you do that click on this:
once you click that go to the top and click ’filter’ then ‘covert for smart filters’
then this should happen
okay after that you need to go the top, click filter, sharpen, smart sharpen
do this and click ok:
this looks good on all types of things not just animated
now its time to add a psd. im gonna be using this one here. download it and open on photoshop. once you open it drag it to the middle of the screen click on the psd file thingy
and drag it to your gif. if you dont like the way it looks mess around with the colors/add textures/put gradient map (black and white). and yeah
once you finished editing with the psd/colors you are gonna save it. to do that click on flie and then save for web and devices.
once you click that this will pop up:
there are many things you are going to have to do that are important. first change this to forever :
then you are going to have to make this under 1000k like i did ( if its already below 1000k before you start then you dont have to worry about this)
i got that by making my settings like this
then you are done! ( sorry this was so long :/ )
this is how it came out:
so like/reblog if this helped and yeah