Animated gifs are a great way to use motion to direct learner focus in eLearning software simulations. In this tutorial we’ll see how to convert a video into an animated gif with Adobe Photoshop. We’ll begin with an After Effects composition. We will then use Adobe Media Encoder to export a video with a transparent background. Finally, we will use PhotoShop to convert the video into an animated gif that plays a single loop.
Although I begin this tutorial with an Adobe After Effects composition, Photoshop can convert most video formats into GIF.