Introduced in 1987 by CompuServe, the animated GIF is as popular today as it has ever been. The GIF animation has gone through many phases over the years. It\’s been loved, hated, and then loved again. Today, I think the GIF animation has found its place as a useful way to distribute short and fun animations online. Recently, I was inspired by a GIF that I saw on Twitter and thought the concept would make a fun tutorial. I got together with our Photography Editor at Tuts+ to organize a cross-site tutorial that shows how to shoot stop-motion photography and then assemble those photos into an animated GIF in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Photoshop to quickly assemble the photos we shot in the photography part of this tutorial, and create our animation. Let\’s get started!
- How to Create a Holiday-Inspired Animated GIF Using Stop Motion Photography (clixto7.com)
- How To Make An Animated Gif (mademan.com)
- Adobe Photoshop Tutorials for Lasso Tools (graphics.answers.com)
- Photoshop Effects Tutorials (mademan.com)