Quick Tips

The Animation Panel: Taking Animated GIFs to the Next Level

You too can create exciting animated GIFs for use on your next website.  Just follow these simple steps: (1) Create a text layer, (2) apply styles, and (3) hide the styles.  The Animation panel takes care of the rest.
In the Animation panel, you can control the position, opacity, style, and wrap of a text layer.  Clicking on the Clock icon to the left of the style layer activates that option.  At that point, just move the keyframe playhead to the end of your animation and turn on the styles.  Voila! Instant animated GIF.  To export it to your very own website, choose File>Save for Web & Devices, and select your desired output features.


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