If you have time, please teach me how to make .gifs from a video *Q* /begs
*deep breath* i’ll try my best in explaining! XD
the programs i use are: quicktime pro & photoshop cs3
if the video you want is from youtube, i download it from savevid.com and save it as an .mp4. i open the video in quicktime. with quicktime you can scrub through the video using the arrow keys. (if the clip is short, i usually print screen every other frame. if the clip is long, i usually print screen every 3-4 frames.)
print screen. with photoshop opened, paste it in a new canvas. keep scrubbing through the video while print screen and pasting them into the photoshop (in the same canvas on different layers). once you’ve got all your layers, crop the image to your desired size. then in the layers window uncheck ALL the eye ball icons except for layer one.
go to Window > Animation and a window should pop up.
at the bottom of the animation window make sure it’s selected to “forever” so the gif will repeat. click the new layer icon in the animation window and click the eye ball icon in the layer window for every new layer you make. change the timing to whatever you want, depending on how fast you want it to play. (short gifs, i set the timing to 0.2sec. for long gifs i usually have it at no delay or 0.1sec)
once all the eye balls are checked, go up to File > Save For Web & Devises. a new layer should pop up. press the play button to see how the gif will play. (if you’re not happy, then just click “Done” and mess around if whatever needs to be fixed). if everything’s going the way you want, click “Save” and save it somewhere on your computer. then upload the gif to your own server and you’re done!