How To Create Gif Animation Using Gimp?
This tutorial teaches us how to create gif animation using Gimp software. This lesson was created using Gimp 2.6. Learn to design your own wonderful gif animation using Gimp.
Gif Animation is a useful part of any tutorial illustration you want your audience to learn easily. Gif Animations can be generated using many softwares online or offline. Some of them include Gimp, Photoshop and Animation Maker. Today, we will learn to create a simple gif animation using the open source image editing and graphics software Gimp.
You can download Gimp from here: http://www.gimp.org/downloads
It is free to use!
Let’s get into the details of this simple tutorial to create .gif animation using Gimp software:
Step 1: It is obvious to install the software, keep it ready on the desktop and then open the software 🙂
Step 2: Click on “File” > “New” > create a 400 x 100 image size:
Repeat this step until you have completed the whole sentence “Creating Gif Animation Using Gimp“. For each word, you create a new duplicate layer.
Step 5: Now, we will enable the animation:
View the created layers of texts as animation by going to Filters > Animation > Playback. Click the “Play” button, and you should see the sample .gif animation created as shown below:
The gif animation is too fast!!!!
Reducing the speed:
Now, Right click on the first layer and select “Edit Layer Attributes” > In the next popup window Type in the below words as it is:
Repeat the above step for every layer appearing on the “Layers Dock/Window” by increasing the number by 100 each time.
The above tutorial is just for a simple demonstration of how gif animations are created. You can take this tutorial as an inspiration to create some advanced gif animations of your own.