I love the internet. Because only on the internet can you find great step-by-step directions on how to easily create your own animated GIF. With the magic of Photoshop, you can create your own too.
As I sat on the couch contemplating what to animate, our gigantic 53″ bear stared at me thinking, When will they go to sleep so I can come to life and feast on the Spool birds?
Reading his mind, my animation came to life in my head, and I got to work: I tied a screw on a string, tied the string to a yardstick, stuck the bird on the screw, placed my husband with a tripod and camera in front of the bear, stood on a stepladder and flew the birdie from the bear’s belly to out of the picture frame.
And just a short while later, it came to life on screen:
It may not be a perfect flight path and the bird may twist around mid-flight, but I’m still very impressed with how easy it is to make an animated GIF.