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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:33 PM (Edited by Nigel, 28 September 2013 - 08:39 AM.)

HOW TO MAKE A GIF ♥


What is a Kpop forum without gifs, right? :)


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Being somehow new to kpop, I didn't know how to make GIFs before. I just used to google and look for the gif I want.

But what if I can't find any? Or what if there is this specific video that I like and want to make a gif out of? Wouldn't it be cool if you can make our very own personalized gif?



 Things/programs you will need:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Quicktime Player (Photoshop will not convert video to layers without it, except if you are using version cs6)
  • Youtube Downloader 
Step 1: Download the Video.
Any program will do but I personally recommend Youtube Downloader
Make sure it's in the highest quality or 1040p for better looking gifs, and it has to be in .mp4 format.
 
 
Step 2: Open Photoshop and "Convert Video Frames To Layers"
*Do not use File>Open
 
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Select the video and Load.
 
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Step 3: Select Range
 
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For short videos, like videos a minute long or less, you can choose the option "From Beginning to End"
 
For longer videos, like MVs, or if you know the part of the video you want to make a gif of choose "Selected Range Only"
To choose: Click then use shift to determine the range. Kind of like how you use shift in choosing the files you want to highlight in Windows ^ ^ The darker grey area indicates the range you have selected.
 
You can also play and use the left and right arrows to review the video before choosing.
 
Keep in mind that there is a 500 frames limit, so make sure the range fits enough. ^ ^
Recommended setting is every 2 layers, but you can choose 3 or 4. Experiment :)
 
 
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This will probably take a long time to load since it's a large file, also depending on your computer speed. Mine is a bit slow so I have to be patient. ^^
 
Step 4: Crop and Resize
 
I do this first because it makes my computer slow to have a gif in a very large size opened.
 
Crop to remove certain things like broadcast logo, unwanted space and objects etc. Or just to simply focus on a certain thing or someone ♥
 
After doing this, proceed to resize.
Alt + Ctrl + I or Image > Image Size
 
OR YOU CAN DO THIS ALL LATER. When you have learned to do it, you can decide on your own which technique is better for you.
 
 
Step 5: Deleting Frames and Layers
 
Frames:
By using Shift again, select the range of the layers you want to delete. Do not press "delete" to delete the layers, you have to click the trash button found at the bottom.
 
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You can leave the frames as is, but if you want you can also delete them for organizational purposes ^ ^
 
Step 6: Enhancements
 
This part is optional but if you want to make your gifs really pretty there are certain enhancements you can do. Like Vibrance, Brightness, Sharpening. But I'll do this in another post ^ ^
 
All of those can be done by doing this: 
 
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You can experiment ^^ Just make sure the enhancement layer is on top of the gif's layers.
You can further crop, resize, or whatever it is that you wish to do at this point.
 
Step 7: Setting the time/delay
 
This is the speed of the gif
 
First, select all frames
 
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And then by clicking the time at the bottom of the frames, choose the "Other" options to manually set the delay.
Depending on your preference, adjust it. 0.03 is really fast, and 0.2 seconds can already be really slow. My usual gif speed is 0.09.
You can use the playback options at the bottom of the animation frame for a quick preview :)
 
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Last step is Saving! :)
 
Click File > Save for Web and Devices
 
A window will appear in which you can further adjust settings like Image Size, tweak Quality or preview your gif before saving it.
Make sure the Looping Option is set to "Forever"
 
Hit Save and Name your file and that's it :)
 
This is my end product. No enhancements yet and no tweaking, just cropping and resizing. ♥
 
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Good luck ♥
I hope this will be useful to everyone!
 
 
 
A tutorial from straycat:


I made some gif tutorials using the old version of Photoshop (with ImageReady) + listed some alternative programs for those who don't want/can't use Photoshop
 
http://tumblr.strayc...e-simple-method


 
 
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:49 PM

HOW TO RESIZE A GIF TUTORIAL.

I see that many people are asking help in resizing GIFs, it has inspired me to make this tutorial.

If you have Adobe Photoshop, it's going to be very easy.


1. File > Open > Open the GIF

2. Image > Image Size > Adjust the height x width

While you are it, you can change the animation speed and or delete some parts.
To adjust the speed, simply Shift + Click to highlight all/desired frames from the Animation Window> time found at the bottom for each frames > and adjust the speed.


*If you can't see the animation bar go to Window > Animations, it should appear.
To delete some frames, select click + delete.


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3. Once you're done File > Save for Web Devices > Save
A simple File > Save will not save your image as a GIF

Last step is to upload the image to a hosting site.
(Photobucket, Imgur, Imageshack, etc)

And you are done! :)

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If you don't have Adobe Photoshop, I got mine here. Only took about 20 to 30 minutes. It's just cs5 though.



You can also try imgur.
Just upload from your computer or enter the link, and then once uploaded you can edit. However, I have a lot of issues with imgur.

Or as recommended by Lili and checkmate
GIMP and http://www.online-image-editor.com/

Thanks and I hope this helps everyone :)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:14 PM (Edited by bjergsen, 22 July 2017 - 01:54 PM.)

Combining Multiple GIFS into 1 Canvas

- Anh's special tutorial -


Of course, the users in the resizing thread would do this for you if you want, but this is just in case you have Photoshop and would like to try this out :3


Note: I have a CS6 so it will probably look more different than whatever version of Photoshop you might have


Anyway, let's get started~!


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Step 1


This step is very simple. It's basically making your gifs (in case you don't know how, here is a tutorial for you). Can't do this without gifs~


Step 2


When you've finished making your gifs, you need to make sure that they all have the same amount of frames, or else they won't work properly like how you want them to (tbh i'm not certain about this because i haven't try to do this in which gifs have different # of frames before, but i'll get back to you later if it works or not). The speed of the gifs are very important as well.


If you want to delete frame(s) from your gifs, simply go to the animation bar on the bottom of Photoshop (this one), click on the frame that you want to delete (or click + Shift if you want to delete multiple frames), and then click on trash can icon.


Step 3


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Step 4


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Step 5


Just repeat step 3 and 4 with the remainder of your gifs, and when you are done, you can choose to edit it however you want to. You can do this with 2 gifs or more, and then there are many more ways to, uh, experiment with it


When you are done, go to "File", select "Save for Web and Devices", and then click "Save" if you are satisfied with it.


And voila~!


Here is my finished product


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Some others that i've combined


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And that's it for my tutorial. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or just comment on this thread, and i'll help you with it


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:19 PM

If only I could get Abdobe photoshop....

Its soo expensive... thanks for this thread though...

You could get gimp. It's pretty similar to Photoshop and completely free. 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:49 AM

If only I could get Abdobe photoshop....

Its soo expensive... thanks for this thread though...

 

I posted a YT where you can download for free :)


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

I made some gif tutorials using the old version of Photoshop (with ImageReady) + listed some alternative programs for those who don't want/can't use Photoshop

 

http://tumblr.strayc...e-simple-method


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:18 PM

Haha, thank you for this :)

 

My first ever GIF-

 

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

I made some gif tutorials using the old version of Photoshop (with ImageReady) + listed some alternative programs for those who don't want/can't use Photoshop

 

http://tumblr.strayc...e-simple-method

 

Thank you.. I'll put it in the OP for reference :)

 

Haha, thank you for this :)

 

My first ever GIF-

 

http://25.media.tumblr.com/d1145ead57d28...

 

You're welcome.

It's really nice. :)


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:57 AM

Things I need:

 

1. Quicktime

2. Youtube Downloader

 

*going to DL them now. Thanks. 


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

Thank you so much!
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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:59 PM

If only I could get Abdobe photoshop....

Its soo expensive... thanks for this thread though...

 

You can always get the free download links from Tumblr.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

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When trying to import the MP4 file, it won't let me select it...help?
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:14 AM

When trying to import the MP4 file, it won't let me select it...help?

 

Can you please post a screenshot?

I'm not sure which selection process are you having with.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:09 PM

Can you please post a screenshot?
I'm not sure which selection process are you having with.


Nevermind, I solved the problem. Thanks anyway :)
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:50 AM

my first ever gif

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finally made one after months of discouraging myself believing i cant make one


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

I posted a YT where you can download for free :)

Really ?

I can't find it , could you PM it to me ?


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:52 AM

Thanks to this tutorial! I've made by first ever gif  :ahmagah:

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Idk how to decrease the size first. Then I've learned that the quality, color & dither should be adjust.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

Really ?

I can't find it , could you PM it to me ?

 

Sorry for not replying soon enough! I haven't been active.

I just realized I forgot to put it in the OP, it was in the old thread though. I lost it but I think it's this one.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3M1UHmkYdwk

 

 

Thanks to this tutorial! I've made by first ever gif  :ahmagah:

http://i.imgur.com/nQj5OHN.gif...

 

Idk how to decrease the size first. Then I've learned that the quality, color & dither should be adjust.

 

You'll learn it naturally as you go.

I still haven't mastered editing and I still make crappy gifs up until now lol but with practice I know everyone can do it.

 

 

Good gif! :)

 

 

 

my first ever gif

http://25.media.tumblr.com/f6dfeeca9e787...

:har:

finally made one after months of discouraging myself believing i cant make one

 

Congratulations! :)

I thought at first it was hard to but now it's just a piece of cake. I'm glad you finally did it :)

Downloading the video is what takes so much time though and my computer is kind of slow so converting layers takes a lot of time too and sometimes it freezes :(


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:21 AM

Thank you for the tuto :smile:


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

if you have macbook, download an app called GIFbrewery. it takes ONLY a minute to make a GIF under 1Mb

please thumb up if it helps


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