When it comes to all things Adobe, I am entirely self taught. I don’t mean that as a brag – because there is no pride in wasting countless hours googling answers to questions you’re not even sure how to ask. Trust me. But if there is one thing I have learned from all that googling, it’s the value of a good tutorial – one that includes step by step screen shots, tips and tricks. <br/><br/>
So in the belated spirit of the holidays, I wanted to start a new series: Photoshop Phorum. Yes, I know forum is not spelt with a “ph”, but I just loooovvvve a good alliteration.
Our first tutorial will take you step by step through creating your very own animated GIF. To quote Beyonce, “Don’t be scared by the rocks that I got”. And by rocks I, of course, mean the GIF at the top of this post. A GIF is just a sequence of images. That’s it! The magic happens when you upload that sequence to the internet, where a browser will display the images frame by frame creating the animated effect. See, it’s not so scary.
But for the sake of simplicity, I have created this, more basic, GIF for the tutorial.
Now, let’s get learning!