Creating GIFs – Learn How

The method of creating a GIF in Microsoft Paint is fairly simple.

1. The first step is to open a Microsoft Paint screen on the desktop.
2. Using the accessories, an image can be created on screen.
3. The ‘Save As’ option in the File Menu provides the option of saving the file to the desired location on the desktop.
4. Under the ‘Save as Type’ option the image file can be saved by choosing the “GIF” option.

This seems like a fairly easy option to exercise to create a GIF image.

However, there are other options to create animated GIFs and videos with and without the aid of Photoshop. In short, they are useful tools to create animated GIFs.

Using Photoshop to create animated GIF

Gather all the created images in a separate folder. By using the following steps in sequence they can be uploaded in Photoshop. Click

• File to open,
• Scripts,
• Load Files into Stack,
• Browse to choose the files,
• OK.

At the end of this sequence of steps, Photoshop creates a separate layer for every individual image selected. If, however, there is no series of images to use, Photoshop can be used to create every frame as a layered animated GIF from saved JPEGs or PNGs.

To do this, the following steps can be used:

• Select ‘Timeline’ option in the ‘Window’ navigation
• When the Timeline icon appears at the bottom of the screen, Click on the ‘Create Frame Animation’
• Select all layers to be animated
• On the right of the Timeline screen click the ‘Menu’ icon which brings a dropdown menu
• Click ‘Create new layer for each frame’
• Click the same right icon ‘Menu’ and choose option ‘Make frames from layers’. Each layer is now a GIF frame.
• The timing for each frame to appear can be chosen from selection under each frame. By doing this for each of the frames, you can increase or decrease length of animation.
The animated GIF is ready and can be previewed by pressing the ‘Play’ button.
• For online use, save file by using the ‘Save for Web’ option.
• The animated GIF can be uploaded into any file where it needs to be inserted and it will play seamlessly.


I Create, Devils Or Angels

We all need to create, that is a basic human nature. It drives us to have children, to improve the quality of our life, to build things or a business, to have a home and decorate it in a certain way, to have a garden, or any way in which you do things to transform one thing into something different.

If you think and do nothing, then your thoughts are just worthless dreams. But if you think, get ideas in your mind, then build or do them in the material world, then and only then can you claim that ‘to think is to create.’ Everyone else is a lost dreamer who will achieve nothing.

The hard part is in waiting to be ready before you create anything, to work on yourself, refine and perfect yourself as best as you can, and when you are ready, only then to begin creating.

It takes time for a human being to refine and mature to be safe as a creator because if you are not developed enough and ready, your creations could be harmful, dangerous or evil. The child wants to drive a car at six years old, but that is too dangerous. Regardless of our age or perceived capacity, we must accept the reality of our current individual level of development to determine if we are ready to create before we do.

Whatever it may be, are you ready to create that which you wish to create? Only by having the patience and putting in the effort to become ready can you guarantee that your creations will be successful and beneficial to the world and yourself in a positive way. This is why many people feel or are told they have great talent but fail to succeed in their field. They believed they could create at the highest quality level before they were ready, and failed. This caused discouragement and they gave up their motivation or hope and enthusiasm for life. Many people could have been great musicians, artists or business owners if they only spent more time cultivating their skills and personality before they challenged the world prematurely and failed.