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How to Create a GIF in Photoshop

Have you ever showcased your editing skills by creating a before-and-after display of a photo you edited? For my business, before and afters are pretty helpful in a lot of what I do. However, images have been having a bit of trouble with reach on social media lately. So, I had the idea to turn a before and after of a photo into an animated .GIF file using Photoshop. On social media, GIFs show up like a video, which means they tend to do much better performance-wise! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a GIF in Photoshop.

(In this tutorial, I’m using Photoshop Creative Cloud.)

P.S. If you’re interested in watching how I edited the image used in this tutorial, click here.

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In this tutorial, learn how to create a GIF in Photoshop, to showcase an animated before & after display of an edited image. | Find more photography tips and free tutorials at
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  • Photomom

    Morgan, you are the best teacher!! I can’t tell you how much I have learned from your tutorials!! I never knew I could make a .gif in photoshop! I can’t wait to try it out! Your tutorials are always perfect…not too short, not too long and full of tips and tricks! Thank you very much!!

    • Morgan

      Vicky! Thank you so much!! I’m happy I could show you a fun new trick, and I hope you have a ton of fun trying it out! Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave me a note!

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