Creating the Animated Gif

Sarah Zucker, Screenwriter

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6 Videos (38m)
    • Trailer

    • THE GIF: What is it and Why Make Them?

    • Making a Gif in Photoshop using Timeline

    • Making a Gif in Photoshop using Frames

    • Making a Gif in Photoshop from a Video

    • Gif Styles


About This Class


The Animated Gif is more popular and prevalent than ever, with practical applications in the tech, fashion and art worlds. Named “word of the year” by Oxford English Dictionary in 2012, the humble graphic interchange format has been part of our cultural vernacular since its debut in 1987.

This class, taught by LA-based Web Agency THE CURRENT SEA, will show you the basics of constructing different types of animated gifs in Photoshop.

Through the course of our five learning units, you will create an animated gif portfolio, which you will hone through peer and instructor feedback. 

Not only will this portfolio give you a leg up as a designer, it will help you glean the very building blocks of animation itself!


53 of 59 students recommendSee All

This was super useful thank you so much!!! Created my first gif to highlight student reviews on skillshare, super straightforward and easy to follow!
Catrinel Girbovan

Life and Business Coach

I really liked this class :) The girl is beautiful btw lol
Samuel Naesen

It all starts with you

Great class! Easy to follow info





Sarah Zucker


Hello! My name is Sarah Zucker. I'm a screenwriter, filmmaker and visual artist based in Los Angeles. I'm a co-founder of The Current Sea, a design team that specializes in Animated GIF.

I am also a JEOPARDY! Champion.

Originally from Canton, OH, I earned a BA in Theater and Creative Writing for the Media from Northwestern University, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, where I was the recipient of the Venable Herndon Award for Excellence in Graduate Screenwriting.

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