I’ve been wanting to learn how to make GIFs for a while now. I see them being used by Archives and Libraries to animate their collections all the time on Tumblr, and I wanted to do something similar with the archival materials available at work.
So tonight, I decided to sit down and learn how to do it with one image of a woman writing, and I decided that I wanted to animate her feather pen. So, I Googled how to make a GIF using Photoshop Elements, followed the easy instructions on this online tutorial, and voila, I made a GIF. It’s super easy to do once you figure out all of the layers in Photoshop Elements and how they work together.
Can’t wait to make more of them soon!