STEP ONE: Prep Your Images
- Using Adobe Lightroom, choose the series of photos you want to use for your gif. For this tutorial, I chose a 1×1 crop, although any ratio will work.
- Apply the crop you chose to to all your photos. Do this by: command+a -once they re all selected, select sync. (Pictured below)
- Select Crop, straighten angle and Aspect ratio should also be selected. Then click synchronize.
- Now that all your photos are cropped the same, export them to your desktop Settings for web: 2400px long @72ppi)
STEP TWO: Creating your GIF in photoshop
- Open photoshop
- Select the first photo in your series of exported photos
- Drag and drop your photo onto your photoshop app on your desktop.
- Now your photoshop canvas is automatically the size of the image.
- Go to Window and select Timeline
- Click: Create Video Timeline
- Drag the red curser to the end of your first clip on the timeline.
- Then click the plus icon to the right of the timeline strip
- Navigate to your folder of cropped images, and select all the photos except the first image you opened in photoshop. Click open
- Now all your images should be loaded onto the timeline.
- Next, “Convert to frame animation” by click the three boxes in the lower left of your photoshop window
- Select all the thumbnails on the timeline so they are highlighted
- Make sure that forever is selected
- change the first thumbnails time by clicking the arrow next to 5 sec.
- In dropdown, Choose .01 seconds, or the amount of time you want between frame.
- Press play to make sure you like the tempo
STEP THREE: Exporting your GIF
- Go to: File/ Export / Save for Web
- (Note this what I have found to work for me, I know there are tons of great ways to save a gif)
- Copy these settings, also pictured below):
- Colors: 256
- Dither: 100%
- Looping options: Forever
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