Thanks to the simple tutorial from http://www.briandalessandro.com, we were able to take a client’s old animated GIF and give it an updated look easily in Photoshop. And of course we want to share …
- Open a new document matching the dimensions of your source images.
- Each intended frame of the animation should be it’s own layer.
- Open the Animation palette (Window > Animation).
- In the Animation palette menu, click Make Frames From Layers. You can also click Reverse Frames if needed. This will take each layer in your document and set it as an individual frame in the animation.
- Now we will change the duration of each frame. Make sure you are in frame view, not timeline view. If you do not see thumbnail icons of your layers in the Animation palette, click the icon in the lower right corner (the hover text will say “Convert to Frame Animation”). Now, back in the Animation palette menu, click Select All Frames.
- Click the drop down button just underneath each frame image (circled in red in the image below). This will bring up a menu where you can set a duration. Since all frames are selected, all frames will be set to the same time. Each frame can be changed individually, if desired.
- The drop down button circled in black in the image above will change how many times the animation will loop; either a fixed number of times, or forever.
- Once the frame order and timing as been set up, it is time to save the image! Click File > Save for Web & Devices, make sure the file format is set to GIF, change any other options if needed, and save the image!