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>This is an archive of gifs I have created and submitted around reddit, mostly to /r/reactiongifs and /r/HighQualityGifs.

>Thanks to /u/theNYEHHH for the amazing header image and /u/Unzan for the CSS.


Tutorials

>Creating a GIF in Photoshop CS6

>Adding Text to a GIF

>Ideal "Save for Web" Settings

>I'm leaving the above tutorial links up, but if you're just starting out making gifs, I recommend checking out the sidebar of /r/HighQualityGifs. You'll find a ton of good tips and tutorial videos. These tips were good four years ago and they still work, but they're a little outdated.

>I get a ton of gif requests, so I don't have time for most of them. Don't feel bad if I don't reply to your request—it's not personal. I'll always answer PMs with gif-making questions though, so learn to make your own gifs! That's what I always wanted this sub to be about.


Tips

>* Time settings under each frame in Photoshop should usually be 0.04. I think this is default, but I've had it change on me a few times.

> Make sure you use a good, readable font. I use Univers or a similar font. And don't forget to add Stroke or Drop Shadow* to make your font readable.

>* Adding text in Photoshop might take some practice. It's not as simple as it should be. I use After Effects for text. AE is much better for text once you learn how to use it.

>* The more movement you have in your gif, the larger the file size.

>* If needed, you can set Dither to 99% and Lossy to no more than 12. Also experiment with other settings on the Save for Web screen in Photoshop.

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