My first animated GIF

Woman-Writing-Gif

My first attempt at creating an animated GIF!

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!

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One comment

  1. LOVE it! Good concept and well executed.

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