GIF became very popular in 2016. We saw a lot of memes, trolls in an all-new way that is through GIF. GIF actually fits perfectly where we want to add some more descriptive images. A few frames of GIF give us giggle and message both at the same time.
That is the reason why Facebook acquired Giphy, a popular GIF platform.
A GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. GIF is an image format made by a US-based software writer in 1987. It became popular as it is widely supported as well as portable.
There are a lot of websites which allows downloading GIF of different category like happy, sad, shout, facial expressions etc. But if you are a content writer or have a website, at some point in time, you must felt to add GIF to make your content more interesting and attractive. You can create gif through various websites. There is a lot of online gif editor that you can use to create and edit GIFs.
Some websites create a gif using youtube videos. Just add a YouTube video link and create your favorite video clip into portable video frames called GIF. Else, you can use a Facebook video to create GIF. You can easily download videos from Facebook on Computer. Once you have the video, import in Photoshop, and create a GIF.
How to Create GIFs from YouTube Video?
1. Go to makeagif website. This is an online Gif editor that lets you edit and create gifs.
2. On the homepage, you would see a couple of options from which you can create your GIF. Here, you can create GIF by uploading different photos, YouTube videos, Webcam, Video. You can also download popular GIFs.
3. Select, the YouTube option and enter the URL of the video of which you want to create GIF.
4. Select the Starting Point and the length of the GIF. You can also add audio and subtitles in your GIF. For creating GIF for more than 10 seconds, you have to create an account. For HD GIFs, you have to join paid membership.
5. Click on create and download your GIF.
This is an easy way to create a gif but at the same time don’t have many options like to add text or other customization. Moreover, there is always makeagif watermark that doesn’t look good and if you are using it for your own creative work, watermarks are not desirable.
There are a couple of other websites that do the same job of creating online GIF-like Giphy. There is another online platform called Veed to edit videos online. You can also create GIF in Veed. Simply select the part of the video you can want to create a GIF and convert it to a GIF.
Creating GIFs in photoshop little bit complicated and not beginner-friendly but if you want more control over the final GIF, you can definitely create GIFs from Photoshop.
So, let’s make a GIF in Photoshop
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How to Make a GIF in Photoshop?
Making GIF in Photoshop is very easy and also gives you a bunch of extra options for customization. Like you can add text in your GIF, you can create HD GIF in Photoshop. All you need is Photoshop CS6. So let’s start
So let’s start
#1. Import Video in Photoshop
Open Photoshop CS6 and Go to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers.
#2. Choose the video of that you want to make a gif.
#3. Select Start and End point
Now Select the Range of Import. If you want to make an animated gif in photoshop of full video then leave it default but if you want to make GIF of any particular clip, then select the option “Selected Range Only” and then choose the starting and ending point. (See Screenshot) Click OK.
#4. Open Timeline
After importing the video in Photoshop, you would see each frame of the clip in form of layer. To make those layers into one GIF, you need to open a Timeline window. In timeline window, all the layers will be arranged in a sequence to create a gif.
To open the Timeline. Go to Windows > Timeline.
#5. Save GIF
You cannot simply save it as a GIF. You have to create it more portable so that you can easily share this GIF on various social platforms. So to save a clip as GIF, Go to File > Save For Web or just press ctrl+alt+shift+S. A box will appear. Do some settings here. If you want to decrease the size of GIF simply change the image size to 320*180. Colors should be at 256, select the depth of the video through Dither. You can play with other settings also. Don’t overdo anything. When you are done with settings. Click on Save. Choose the destination and then click OK.
If you want to decrease the size of GIF simply change the image size to 320*180. Colors should be at 256, select the depth of the video through Dither. You can play with other settings also. Don’t overdo anything. When you are done with settings. Click on Save. Choose the destination and then click OK.
GIF is now created. If you have basic knowledge of Photoshop then you can add a couple of things in GIF. You can add text, custom shapes etc. in your GIF.
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