These are condensed notes on how to animate GIFs in Adobe Photoshop.
- Load files into Photoshop File >Script> Load Files into Stack
- Select Browse… to search for and choose files to load. Once all needed files are loaded, click OK to proceed.
- Open Timeline Window in Windows > Timeline
- In this case we will be using “Create Frame Animation” option one of the two available in the newly opened Timeline window.
- Select all participating layers in the Photoshop menu
- In the top-right corner of the Timeline window locate a drop-down menu, choose Create new layer for each new frame
- From the same menu select Make Frame From Layers
- There are two ways to look at the frames in the Frame Animation. Initial view would show all layers (frames) in a single row. This is the simplest way to proceed.
- Under each frame, locate a small drop-down arrow to set time for how long each frame will appear.
- At the bottom of the toolbar, select Forever to loop the animation without stopping. Alternatives include Once, 3 times, or Other (for custom settings)
- Press Play button to preview the animation and it’s speed
- Export File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy)
NOTE: if Photoshop is running out of space on scratch disk, don’t bother reading through Adobe instructions on how to fix it. Go to Edit > Purge > All instead to clear the space.
Good reference source with pictures: