GIFs have become some of the most-shared media on the internet – and for good reason! They are quick to load, easy to create, and universal across social media platforms. While many people use GIFs without any sort of editing, there are times when it may be necessary to make small tweaks to the GIF file before sharing it. Luckily, thanks to the power of Photoshop, it’s easy to make those kinds of changes. All you need to do is learn how to edit GIFs in Photoshop! Here are 6 simple steps on How to Edit GIFs in Photoshop

1. Gather your files

In order to edit a GIF in Photoshop, you will need the original image files that were used to create the GIF. If you do not have these files, you will not be able to edit the GIF. Once you have gathered all of the necessary files, open them in Photoshop.

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2. Open your file in Photoshop

Double-click on the GIF file that you want to open in Photoshop. This will automatically open the program. If you have multiple frames, make sure that you are on the frame that you want to edit. With the frame selected, go to Window and then click on Timeline. A new window will pop up and this is where you will be able to see all of the frames in your GIF. To edit a frame, simply click on it and then make your changes. When you are finished, go to File and then click on Save.

3. Convert the image into individual frames

Before you can edit a GIF in Photoshop, you need to convert it into individual frames. To do this, open the image in Photoshop and go to File > Save For Web. In the settings, change the format to GIF and make sure that Optimize is checked. Then click Save and choose a location for the file.
Now that you have your frames, you can start editing!

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4. Edit your image

To edit a GIF in Photoshop, start by opening the file using the Open command. Next, use the Layers panel to make any changes you want to the individual frames. You can also add text, shapes, or other images. Once you’re happy with your edits, go to File > Save As and choose the GIF format. Finally, click Save and then Export to create your new GIF.

5. Save your images as GIFs

To start, open up the files you’d like to use in Photoshop. Next, go to File > Save for Web. In the new window that pops up, select GIF from the drop-down menu next to Format. Now make sure your settings match those in the image below and hit Save. You should now have a folder full of GIFs!

6. Convert them back into a video

You can’t simply open a GIF in Photoshop and start editing. You first need to convert the GIF into a video. To do this, open the file in Photoshop and go to File > Export > Render Video. In the settings, choose H.264 for the format and make sure the looping option is selected. Once you hit render, your GIF will be turned into a video file that you can then edit like any other video file.