Whether it’s marketing or education, GIFs are the best and most attractive way of adding that zesty flavor to your blog and/or advertisement. For your marketing strategy or your educational tactics to truly excel, you must marvel the audience and what could be a better way than to use GIFs?
Let’s take a look at top 7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs that will boost your reads in no time!
Designing the Devil
1. Behind the scenes
Let me give you an insight to what goes on behind the scenes of creating a beautiful animated gifs- they start as videos! Yes, I always make sure my gifs are videos in the beginning for which I use Stupeflix. This is an online website and has got some handy animation features. The best part of using this website is that it is cost free!
Once the video is done, transfer it onto Photoshop and that’s a wrap!
2. Play with the colors
You must make sure that you have a brilliant eye for the most aesthetic and artsy color scheme. Just because I asked you to play with colors, doesn’t mean I am giving you the license to go overboard.
Stay natural, stay smart and use the best matching schemes!
3. Brevity is the best policy
Be very concise while creating a gif as people doesn’t have time to watch the whole movie. You do not need to put in the effort of adding the maximum amount of details- your viewers wouldn’t have all day and will only want to see the highlight of your entire content!
4. Blur the baby
Blur your gif babies whenever and wherever you can! Websites like Stupeflix carry a motion blur feature and even allow you to transport your gifs to Photoshop. Blurry gifs give off a more professional and artsy vibe and are sure to make your gifs look A1.
Saving the Satan
You’ve got to do, what you’ve got to do- you’ve got to save your Satan, also known as, your gifs and that happens when you export your files to Photoshop!
5. Color cut
Play around with color section on Photoshop and add to the aesthetic of your gif!
6. Cut down the clones
Every time your animation stops or resets, it is because of the clones of your frame lining up with time durations as short as 0.03 seconds. Delete these frame duplicates and extend the time limit of the frame you chose to make your gif last longer on screen.
7. Killing the kilobytes
Heavy kilobytes tend to add to the heaviness of your gif file! Set the ‘lossy’ on your Photoshop somewhere in the middle of 1-10 and kill some unnecessary kilobytes!
With these top tips coming from a graphic designing expert, as notorious as myself, you will be able to create some of the most awesome gifs you could have thought of!