Timeline Overview: Creating An Animated GIF In Photoshop


In this training video, we’re going to take a look at the video editing and animation capabilities of the Timeline panel. 

We’re going to do so by creating an animated GIF in Photoshop out of a video I recorded from my cell phone.

You’ll learn the differences between photo and video workflows. We’ll also take a look at how you can take advantage of Photoshop’s adjustment layers and other tools to enhance your videos.

We’ll also look at working with text and the basics of animation using keyframes. If you’ve never used the timeline panel before or you’re not very familiar with it, then this is the perfect tutorial for you!

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments sections. Also, feel free to leave any other comments or thoughts there as well.

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Create Animated GIF In Photoshop

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Carol Varveris

You have been so kind as to help me in the past – I hope you will again! I am near tears, honestly. I have searched and searched everywhere and find only a few tutorials on Adobe that are NOT beginner and I have no clue as to what they are talking about. I want to learn how to create frame animation with photos I have – some that are 60 years old. I have a lot of old photos and I want to create a “story” with them. I am NOT interested in video (and everytime I tell someone that they wind up directing me to video stuff. I want to take my photos and create moving animation, with some other photos of flowers and stuff and maybe add music.

But, I have no idea how to even use Photoshop Timeline and I can find nothing that explains how to use it – not even in Adobe. Maybe I’m just crazy, I don’t know, but I think the Timeline came out in CS 5 or 6 and I never had that. If you could offer any help at all – especially understanding how the timeline works, I’d so appreciate it. Thank you, Carol

Carol Varveris

Thank you so much for responding – I will go and try the places you suggested.