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Creating Animated Gifs in Adobe Photoshop Elements Janet Holland Launch Photoshop Elements File>Open & Locate the graphic image you wish to animate Image>Mode RGB to be able to edit Image>Resize Canvas if you need to add more area around the image to work on your animation

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Creating animated gifs in adobe photoshop elements l.jpg

Creating Animated Gifs in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Janet Holland


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Launch Photoshop Elements

  • File>Open & Locate the graphic image you wish to animate

  • Image>Mode RGB to be able to edit

  • Image>Resize Canvas if you need to add more area around the image to work on your animation


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Preparing the Layers

  • Windows>Layers needs to be selected as indicated by a check mark

  • In the top right palette well click on the Layer Tab and drag the palette down onto the desktop so it stays visible

  • Double click on the Backgroundlayer in italics and rename the layer so it becomes unlocked to allow image editing


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Duplicate Layers

  • 2 ways to duplicate layers to animate

  • Select the layer to duplicate

  • Layer>Duplicate Layer

  • Or Drag the layer to be copied on top of the new layer icon near the bottom right corner of the layer palette

  • Repeat until the desired number of layers are created for each movement to be animated

Tool Moved Here


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Double Click to Rename Each Layer

  • Last Layer at the Top Where the Animation Loop Ends

  • Layer at the Bottom where the Animation Loop Begins

  • Layer 5

  • Layer 4

  • Layer 3

  • Layer 2

  • Layer 1


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Prepare Layers Palette

  • Select the next to the bottom layer to begin editing the animation

  • In the Layer Palette the eye icon should only be turned on for the layer you are working on

  • You can paint/draw changes or lasso and move parts of the image

  • Zoom in if needed


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Edit the Graphic

  • Lasso Tools to Capture Image Areas

  • Image>Transform>Free Transform

  • When placing the cursor outside the corner you see a curved arrow and are able to drag rotate the image

  • Place the curser inside of the image to drag to another location


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Continue to Edit All Layers

  • Repair as needed with the paintbrush, clone stamp tool, etc.

  • Repeat the process for each layer

  • Select the layer you wish to change

  • Turn the eye icon on for the active layer and turn the other layers off


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Saving Animations

  • When all animation effects are complete

  • Eye icon turned on for the top & bottom layer only

  • File>Save for Web


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Save Animation Settings

  • Select .gif

  • Check top Animation Box

  • If you want a continuous play check Animation loop box

  • Set the Delay time as desired (0.5)

  • Save to your folder


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Can Place in Web Page

  • Place .gif animation in your web page & save

  • Preview in a Browser to be sure it is working properly


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Another Example of an Animated .gif

  • Same Basic Process

  • Transparent

    Paint Technique Rather than moving parts of the image


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