Whenever I'm on break i have this great urge to get all my homework done
two days before school starts again
\so i'm writing this neat guide on how to make gifs from youtube videos.
Some of the stuff i've made:
What you need:
Download a video
3. After the download completes, go to Photoshop. Open File > Import > Video frames to layers and select your image
- If your animation is rather short, (less than 5 seconds) click from beginning to end. Otherwise, definitely select a range from where you want your animation to start and end. To select, just move the slider and press "Shift" on the layer
- Limit your frames. This makes the animation load faster. I usually limit from 3-10 frames. If its a particularly large animation, you might want to limit more than 10 frames
4. Your animation should now be loaded like this. This is probably a good time to resize the image. Go to IMage > Image size. I resized mine to about 300 by 400 px. Gifs aren't usually more than 600px.
5. Open the animations dialog box by going to windows > animations. Go to frame view by pressing this button
6. Adjust the frrame speed by selecting all the frames in the animations dialogue. Click the little black arrow at the bottom of the frame and you can either select one of the settings there, or create your own frame rate. 0.1-0.5 is best for movie type animations
7. If you're satisfied with how your animation looks, go to File > Save for Web & Devices
8. Save your image as a .Gif.
- I usually use the default colour profile Selective.
- colours can range anywhere from 2 - 256. If you want your file to be bigger or smaller, the amount of colours would be what you want to change.
- For Dither, I usually use diffusion or pattern; Pattern looks best in my opinion, unless you've got a cartoon image. If your animation has solid blocks of colour, use no dither.
- for Looping Options, click Forever
Upload it and you've got your piece of work !
Last edited by robots; 03-14-2012 at 03:44 PM.
Nice guide. +rep/thanks