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How to Make an Animated Gif by AnthonyHolden How to Make an Animated Gif by AnthonyHolden
Dudes and dudettes of internetville,


In my spare time, I'm making a lot of loping gifs these days. I've been hearing from lots of folks who want to know how I'm making these little moving images. Making them has been so much fun, so I figured I'd try and share a little of what I know. Keep in mind that this is, of course, just ONE WAY of making animated gifs, so it's hardly authoritative or exhaustive. Mostly it's just a working method that I've discovered--and it's bound to change over time. I'll update again when I figure out some new things. "Like" my page on Facebook [link] to check out when I'm putting stuff like this up. Also, feel free to drop a line and ask questions about whatever.


Until then, on to the show!
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:iconkinimihucashi:
KinimiHucashi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I've always wanted to know how to make gifs... Thank you for this :D However I'd just like to use photoshop to make gifs since getting another application to do this would probably be more tedious and costly for me
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XsparX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to do this but am always afraid of downloading anything because i have to pay for it and viruses am trying to work up my courage to download it XD
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Sopecartoons Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAH what a cute kid! She seems....part...Hispanic?! I do not know. 
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Asdfgirl-1025 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't get it

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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
me neither. Too many steps. Don't listen to a word I say.
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an honest reply! xD
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:iconasdfgirl-1025:
Asdfgirl-1025 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't get it and i will listen to every word you say
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
HAHA. You got it. :)
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:iconasdfgirl-1025:
Asdfgirl-1025 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
meow :b
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:iconasdfgirl-1025:
Asdfgirl-1025 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:P
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TzukiTheTrainer Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
:v
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:iconprincessofanimeart:
PrincessOfAnimeArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:thumb196266617: HELP ME. PLEASE.
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
? Whaddaya need help with?
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:iconfrozenmaple:
FrozenMaple Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Wait so I can make animations like my icon now(I didn't make it) with gimp? Because I already have gimp.
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I don't know how to do it with gimp, but there MUST be a way!
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:iconfrozenmaple:
FrozenMaple Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
yeah i tried but i dont think i have the right gimp:C thats why im saving up to buy Photoshop because i dont like using illegal copies of stuff. It just fills me up with guilt
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Same. I'd rather come by something honestly, even if it means more work.
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:iconwolvesine:
Wolvesine Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Artist
I have something I want to make a gif.... if you want to help me comment about this subject on one of my masterpieces (XP) Then I will post it wait till you made it into gif then delete it... please  help me :slinky: 
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Novasparkle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Hi. I made some gifs for my profile picture but they are too large. Is there a specific way I must resize them? 
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
dA likes gifs that are 150X150 or smaller. I know that much.
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:iconpuglover3000:
puglover3000 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Is there a way to do this without flash?
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
There is. I've been animating in Photoshop lately, and am trying to find time to make another tutorial. Stay tuned!
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:iconpuglover3000:
puglover3000 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I don't have Photoshop.
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
BLARGH! Have you tried GIMP? It's free.
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:iconpuglover3000:
puglover3000 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I have that. It's kind of confusing. But can you make animations in it?
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I have heard that you can. Though, having never used the program myself, I cannot say definitively.
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:iconpuglover3000:
puglover3000 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
oh.
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:iconrealityenhanced:
realityenhanced Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
VidGiffy ([link] ) also lets you do just this.

It's a Windows 8 App that easily captures Animated Gifs from Videos
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Very cool. I'll have to check this out!
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JohnWRoberts Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
love you so much for this that I could kiss you man!!!!!
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Do me one better, and make something totally awesome!!
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FlukeFeather Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
cool i'll try it thx :D
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
make something cooooooool!
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Suahpy Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for the tutorial Anthony :) and is that your daughter? She is such a sweetheart! :aww:
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You are so welcome! And, yes, that is one of my daughters. :)
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kissman966 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
hey there..just drop by to yell at ya that YOU'RE AWESOOOMMMMMEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
i really love to see you animate those drawings of yours :love:
and oh i :heart: One Piece too..i've started to make GIF from One Piece..but i didn't draw them like you did and just capture the frames..i dunno how can you be so patient in doing this..i respect you, bro :iconsaluteplz:

and i love what you did to Zoro :D..everything you make is awesome :icongreatjobplz:
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Thank you so much!
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kissman966 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
dun mention it :iconilikeitplz:
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HTFHappy-the-Raccoon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

ಠ_ಠ put

ಠ‿ಠ The Table

(╬ ಠ益ಠ) BACK!

┬──┬ ノ( ゜^゜ノ) sorry
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
haha! I'd never seen this before. emoticomics!
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HTFHappy-the-Raccoon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, it was someones signature and i thought it was funny :)
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angelykat1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
i wanna edit a gif with da muro because i cant use downlaodable at programs untill my computer gets fixed :l
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Blah! Boo for broken tech. Hope it gets fixed soon!
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:iconangelykat1:
angelykat1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
yup me to and thanks
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:iconwenimation:
Wenimation Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
How do you make it so that your preview is also animated? I tried to upload a gif but the preview had to be a still.
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
shrink the .gif file down to 150X150 pixels or smaller. Then it should work!
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:iconwenimation:
Wenimation Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Oh, Thanks a bunch!
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:iconironicphonic:
IronicPhonic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do i need to use photoshop??
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:iconanthonyholden:
AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's what I've been using. I'm sure there are other methods out there, but I am yet to explore them. I understand that Adobe recently made CS2 available for free online.
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