Bitmap (CompuServe) GIF, or Graphic Interchange Format, is a file extension for an often animated raster graphics file and is the second most common image format used on the World Wide Web after JPEG. GIF uses the LZW compression algorithm and is owned by Unisys.
Gif image do have some restrictions , It supports only 256 colors chosen form 24 bit color space, it doesn’t support complex colors like gradian.
Gif banners can be animated , the animation is just collection of images put frame by frame in order.
Photoshop is the easiest tool i know to create gif banner. Please watch this video for
- open your photoshop
- choose the size
- if you don’t know how to choose the size, go to canvas and enter the size.
- create your banner
- Click on Windos -> animation or Timeline ( in photoshop cc )
- Change the animation on each Frame
- To change the animation Hide they layer which you don’t want to see in a particular frame.
Image Impletion of each step:
Open photoshop and select new
Select the banner dimension
Create a banner
Goto Windows -> select Timeline or animation depending on the photoshop version you are using.
click On the icon at the right , Select New Frame
Hide the items which you don’t want to show on first frame ( hide the layer )
Step 8 )
Enable the hidden layer on the frame where you want to show that particular text or graphic.
go To File selection “save for Web ” then you can choose GIF and save the image, this image can be tested in any browser for animation , however you will not see the animation if you preview the image in an image previewer.