how can i make a gif so much quality? please you are so nice and you are the queen of photoshop.
ok. i don’t think my gifs are that good but they’re pretty decent. i promise i will tell you everything i do when i make gifs, i won’t miss any step. i usually wonder what would a person who makes good gifs say if i asked her/him how to make my gifs look better. some people are too selfish to answer your message or tell you everything they do. so yeah im not that kind of person.
start by downloading a HQ video, i use savevid. then i use kmplayer to create the frames of the gif i want to make. learn how to make gifs using kmplayer here, in my opinion this is the best way to make gifs, but you can also make them this way. ok now that you’re done with this, and already have your gif, i will tell you what do i do to make it look better.
I start by using Topaz Clean, if you already have topaz just download this default settings i made (x), go to filter > open topaz clean and click on “import”, select the file and import it. click save and u will notice that the first frame of you gif looks better. to do the same effect on all the frames of you gif just select every frame/layer one by one and click ctrl+f.
If you don’t have topaz its okay, sometimes i rather to use surface blur (filter>blur>surface blur). i don’t have any setting saved but you can mess around with those levels by urself. (threshold must be lower than the radius).
When you’re done with topaz’ing or blur’ing (lol) all the frames, you gotta sharpen them. I only sharpen my gifs this way: filter>sharpen>unsharp mask. I set the amount to 127 or more and the radius to 0,3 if the gif is HQ, or amount 400-500, radius 0,2 if the gif isn’t that HQ. Repeat on every frame using ctrl+f.
now its time to save the gif (file > save for web and devices). my favorite settings combinations are:
- selective > diffusion > transparency & interlaced checked > colors 200-256 (lower if the gif is b&w or colorized) & sometimes i like to low the dither level to 99% (when the gif is too big).
- adaptive > pattern > transparency & interlaced checked > colors 200-256…. etc.
it depends on the psd you use, some psds make the gif look good on photoshop but it turns out to be shitty when saving and you gotta use the adaptive/pattern one because the other one adds a lot of noise to the gif. save, post.
…And you’re done! :) i hope this was helpful lol