- Decide on the set of images/stages you want and format them so that they’re all the same size and layout.
- Set each stage as a separate layer and place them in the correct running order. Make sure the logos and any other consistent features are aligned or it will jump around.
- Then go to Window – Animation.
- Click on the right hand menu of the panel that appears and select make frames from layers.
- You will then probably need to select ‘reverse frames’ (as for some reason it does it backwards). You may also need to delete any duplicates – sometimes it automatically selects the first frame then duplicates it.
- Next, go to the bottom of each frame and select the length that each one will show for. I chose 1.2 seconds for the title slide, then 0.5 for the others.
- This is up to you, but I then changed the amount of times the GIF repeats (from the bottom left) to 5 as I thought it might be annoying if it repeated indefinitely, but that’s up to you.
- Preview it/check it works.
- If you need to make changes, do it onto the layers. Then delete the animation and start the process again. It doesn’t take too long.
- When you’re happy go to File – Save for Web Devices. Make sure it says GIF in the top right, press save then select HTML and images. It should have saved a GIF file and an HTML that you can double click to view as it will appear on the web.
Now you too can make your very own GIFs. Don’t abuse this power.
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