How To Make GIFS

The difficulty level of this is medium. If you have a common knowledge of how the animation panel works, this should be easy breezy for you. If you have any questions about this or need help, feel free to message me on Facebook or in the CBOX and I'll get back with you ASAP!


You'll want the video already downloaded to your computer to begin. Also, make sure your QuickTime on your PC is UPDATED! You cannot continue without it being updated. So to start making a GIF image, go to step two.


In your Photoshop, go to File>Import>Video Frames To Layers. A pop-up will appear on your screen, this is where you will select the video you want to make a GIF from. Select your video, hit 'LOAD'. The next pop-up is important too. You'll want to have your options as "Selected Range Only" and select the option under that and limit to every 2 frames. (You can do whatever option you want but the 2 is the best option I've found personally.) Just hit 'Continue' and wait for the layers to load. Below is an example of this:


You'll want your animation window open. You can do that by going to Window>Animation. A panel should pop-up at the bottom of your Photoshop screen. As you can see here, you'll have all the frames of your video inside that panel. Now, to choose the images your GIF will animate - choose the part of the video you want to make a GIF from. Click on the frame before where you want it to start, then go to the very beginning of the video and press SHIFT while clicking on the first frame. Example below:


Next you'll click the tab that looks like this:
You'll go to "Delete Frames".
Go to behind the part you want to make a GIF from, select the first frame after and hold SHIFT down while clicking on the very last frame in your animation panel. Click the tab again and 'Delete Frames'.

At this point, you should only have the frames that will be included in the GIF image in your animation panel. Click the first frame and while holding SHIFT down, select the last frame - on one of the frames, select the speed you'd like to have. I would set it on "No delay" but whatever you think looks best on your screen.

To save your GIF, go to File>Save For Web & Devices. On the next pop-up, you can play your animation by clicking the play button at the bottom above your "Save", "Cancel", and "Done" tabs like in the example below.

My final is a .mp4 if that matters!