How to make a GIF.

Matt Wilson Photography
5 min readNov 28, 2019

This week I was asked by a number of followers on social media, how I made this little GIF that I posted last week. This isn’t something that I plan on doing a lot of as there are tutorials aplenty all over the internet but in the spirit of new realms for the blog, I thought I would do a simple ‘How to…’ to answer the question.

All you’ll need are some images that you want to turn into a GIF and Photoshop. Sorry, if you don’t have Photoshop this might be a completely worthless blog post for you, but if you do it’s really simple! So simple in fact even I can do it, so here we go…

First of all, I would recommend using images that are all either portrait or in this case landscape. Make sure that all of the images are exactly the same dimensions and then follow these simple steps to create your GIF.

  1. Open Photoshop and select ‘File — Scripts — Load Files into Stack’

2. This will bring up the option to browse your files and select all of the files you would like to turn into a GIF.

3. Click open and you will be taken back to the Load Layers box, where your selected files should be. Click OK.

NOTE: Before pressing OK, make sure that you tick the box saying ‘Attempt to Automatically align Source Images’. This will align all of your images and it will save you doing it manually.

4. After clicking OK, all of your images should be located on top of one another in layers.

Now we can turn these Layers into a GIF.

5. Select Window — Timeline