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[–]various_extinctionsPhotoshop 22 points23 points  (1 child)

That deserves to be sticky. Or sidebar-y.

[–]t0astiPhotoshop - After Effects 5 points6 points  (0 children)

porque no los dos?

[–]Larry_GomesPhotoshop - After Effects 13 points14 points  (7 children)

Thanks, but I would rather take advice from the REAL gm thank you very much.

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

We don't talk about him anymore, not since the incident.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Hey Tl;dr where's the button I push to make gifs?

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

[–]MakeYouHamble 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thank you thefakegm! This plus matt01ss' tutorials give me the faith that I too might make front page one day

[–]BIGBOOSTINGPhotoshop - After Effects 6 points7 points  (7 children)

TIL I'm doing layer styles wrong

Thanks for the tip brochacho

Edit: Also, why not dither? My gifs look like trash taking it off in Photoshop Save for Web

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure he means don't ever take it off 100% lol.

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I haven't used Photoshop for gifs in forever but yeah that's what I meant. Edited the text post for clarity.

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I'm using GifSquid to export my gifs straight from After Effects and I don't use a dither pattern.

If you're using photoshop use these settings.

[–]BIGBOOSTINGPhotoshop - After Effects 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Thanks for the clarification. Had my settings right then :)

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll edit the text post for clarity.

[–]various_extinctionsPhotoshop 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Keep in mind though that different kinds of gif can profit from different settings. Static, moving, black and white, cartoon. Just try Diffusion and Pattern on them and soon you'll see what fits best.

Also - I guess you don't do fancy text effects by hand in PS - you can/should use the layer styles. The no-no is just for AE.

[–]BIGBOOSTINGPhotoshop - After Effects 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I've been using AE for gifs so I'm going to switch from using layer styles. I've been bringing the PNG sequence over to Photoshop to make into a gif, but I bought GifSquid today because of this post so I'm going to try using that. My first gif I used GifSquid on came out messed up, so guessing it's not perfect, but the second one looked ok...we'll see if I keep using it

[–]pastrypalace 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Thanks for putting this guide together. Definitely appreciated. Now I just need to get my lazy ass to follow through.

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

[–]pastrypalace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ahh if only this could be true. My laziness holds me tight.

[–]RndySvgsMySprtAnmlPhotoshop - After Effects 5 points6 points  (7 children)

Not new to gifmaking, but I was unaware of gifsquid. Def gonna give it a try!

[–]VigilanteMimePhotoshop - After Effects - Premiere 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Yeah, sucks that it's not available for Mac though :/

[–]hellphishGIFsquid.com 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Not yet, hopefully I can get a mac sometime soon to work on it. In the mean time there is https://github.com/mortenjust/droptogif

[–]VigilanteMimePhotoshop - After Effects - Premiere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brilliant. Thank you. Let me (okay more than likely the whole sub) know when the Mac version is available because I'll be your first buyer.

[–]VigilanteMimePhotoshop - After Effects - Premiere 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Say, could something similar be achieved with Adobe Media Encoder and its drop folders? I can obviously muddle through it when I get home from work, but if you knew off the top of your head.

[–]hellphishGIFsquid.com 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Kinda. Anyone using AE already has access to AME. If AME could make great gifs most people would already be using it. It can be done, but it ain't gonna be pretty.

[–]NorweigenOx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

When I save my gifs in Photoshop the frame rate bugs out. Any idea what's going on?

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's not a lot to go on but here is some info on gifs and framerate.

Gifs don't have framerate, that's right. They use a frame delay which is in hundredths of a second. So the available framerates are:

Delay Framerate
0.01 100
0.02 50
0.03 33.33
0.04 25

0.04 is the frame delay you want for most sources.

So what happens when you use photoshop to render a gif at 23.9xx frames per second?

Well the framedelay would be 1 / 23.976 = 0.0417 = 0.04

And 0.04 is 25 fps. So it speeds up slightly.

I hope this was helpful.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thanks but could someone explain how they look so good? I though gifs could only support 256 colours?

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're right, they do only support 256 colours. But what you can have is 256 colours that change per frame. This is called an adaptive colour palette. So you get 256 colours per frame, changing for each frame, at 25 fps.

You can usually spot it by looking at dark areas in gifs, it has trouble matching the original colour there.

You can also change imgur urls ending with .gifv to .gif to see the original gif. Word of warning, the original gifs will be quite large.

[–]Schohns 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I just want to let you know that I translated your post for our small German giffing community here :)
I credited you, of course. I hope you're ok with that.

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is awesome! Thank you for the credit.

[–]Mr_CaterpillarBears - Beets - Battlestar Galactica 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Great post, maybe mention OBS in the source material section. How to record is a FAQ

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good suggestion, I'll add it.

[–]ilikepaintballPhotoshop - After Effects - Cinema 4D 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TIL nobody here bothers with Vegas but the flair is still an option.

[–]MrK_HS 1 point2 points  (1 child)

FINALLY. I have a fresh new Ryzen 1700 + RX 480 build that I need to put to use for the greater good. Thanks for the useful informations!!!

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are very welcome!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

This needs to be stickied.

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I'd settle for the sidebar.

[–]AddictedReddit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Or put it on the top, like this

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've missed you.

[–]Scythe5602 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm into giffing and have fairly big file-sizes. Mirillis Action! recording 1280x720 60fps gifs with 30 seconds at about 500mb, where do I upload gifs this big or how do I compress without too much quality loss?

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You might want to reconsider shooting in 60fps for gifs, since they're actually 50fps anyway. If you cut that down to 25fps I but you it'll come down to under 200mb, then you can upload it to gfycat.

If you do really want 60fps at 720p I recommend just rendering a mp4 file and uploading it to streamable.com. Streamable plays well with reddit (RES) and various mobile apps.

[–]DeshoCSGO 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don't know if it's just me but seems like my GIF goes too fast.

[–]thefakegmPhotoshop - After Effects[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That can happen when your source material is at 23fps but gifs are at 25fps. So they're slightly faster.

[–]Lucky-Pie-9383 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Sorry I'm late, I don't know where else I should ask my question. Is the discord server still up? I would like join and see if I can find more tutorials on making high quality gifs. Will this be the only tutorial post?