Using Photoshop to make a GIF animation

Technical Tutorial Published 6/19/15 Last updated on 3/2/20

This Zip file contains one A4 page step-by-step instruction sheet for using Photoshop to produce an animated GIF from either ClipArt or a JPEG image. Three examples are also included.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer

Photoshop CS6

Clipart or JPEG images

CC License
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Lainey Alcorn

Posted on 4/6/20 5:08:41 PM Permalink

This is great! Is there a way to change the timing with all the slides at once? Or do you have to do them one at time?​

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 11:22:57 AM Permalink

Great Resource Shared Very Helpful Loraine

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 11/28/18 6:51:07 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing.

Julie ODell

Posted on 7/14/16 1:07:41 AM Permalink

Thank you so much. My students will love it.

jennifer holland

Posted on 5/17/16 6:48:28 PM Permalink

This was so cool and kids would love it just as much. Thank you for this.

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 5/9/16 6:32:27 PM Permalink

Very useful resource
Thank you for sharing

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/18/16 3:07:03 AM Permalink

excellent resource just needed to update where save for web is in CC it is now in export under file

ann carter

Posted on 11/4/15 1:13:53 AM Permalink

Directions are easy to follow. I like that you use the puppet warp tool to reposition parts of the image. This will be a great introduction to creating animated GIF's in my Multimedia class.

Sue Howlett

Posted on 7/15/15 9:07:57 AM Permalink


Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 7/12/15 2:29:51 PM Permalink

Hi Lorraine,
Thank you for share this resources

Jeff Moshier

Posted on 6/25/15 3:27:24 PM Permalink

Thanks Lorraine. I look forward to using this.

Leisha Stuckey

Posted on 6/21/15 9:24:34 PM Permalink

Easy to follow - a great little activity :)