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How to create an animated GIF  - SAI and Photoshop by Black-Curls How to create an animated GIF  - SAI and Photoshop by Black-Curls
Final animation: [link]

Well, itīs done : ) Since so many people did ask me to do it. ^^
Once again, sorry for any mistakes in my english
I wanted to add more details and some more tips, but it was getting kind long : S oh well...
Hope you enjoy it ^^
This tutorial is just the basic of animation.

Kurly kisses
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:iconcheckeredbrooke:
CheckeredBrooke Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the tutorial! It works great.

There's a way to cut out the "Load into stack" process-- SAI lets you save your files as .psd, which means you can open it like a regular thing in PS and still keep all your layers n stuff.
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Noracchi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda helpful! Imma try this out sometimes x3
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Aerite Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. This tutorial was very helpful. 
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Yuzulina Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for this tutorial! Now I can see the "magic" behind this all :D Really thank you :) it helped me a lot! :)
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Cheerylollypops Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
But I only have windows paint, the old version.
Cant I do it on DA?
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Hyrules Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
You've prob have figured it out by now, but no you can't. Da doesn't have any sort of way to put frames together as far as I know.
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Cheerylollypops Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh.. ok.
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:iconhyrules:
Hyrules Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
You could try gimp though! It's photoshop like and supports gif making(and free)
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Cheerylollypops Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I tried to get GIMP
but i need an Email address
to get it (along with everything else)
Free or not, i still would
need an Email. Thanks for
your help tho.
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Hyrules Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
:0 where did you download from?? When I went to go download it it never asked me for an email? I didnt get to the end though bc I don't have the right software to open the download file so that might be why
Couldn't you use the same email you made your DA account with?
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Cheerylollypops Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sadly, my Email is broken. I can't access it without the password, which I don't know, since the Email is a pass down. I have a back up email,
But I forgot the password O_O'
So.. no matter what.. I can't use my email.
It sucks. I used my moms Email for my DA
And she doesn't like that much.. so.. O.o
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Hyrules Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Ahhh. Could you make another? If you aren't already using it, I recommend gmail. You can set up a number so if you ever forget your password they can text a code to you so you can reset it.
I know the feeling(used my moms email on things when I was younger hah)
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Skylustar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Trevor-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Very very helpful. Thank you.
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menoux Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Is there any possible way to do it without Photoshop? I just tried downloading it, and it was being stupid dkfnwkfkrefbvk-
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:iconthelheron:
TheLHeron Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could always try Ezimba.It's online. Find mix and click frame animation
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menoux Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ohh, okay, thanks!
Uh. Is this the right one? www.ezimba.com/index-ln.html
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:iconthelheron:
TheLHeron Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep ^_^
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:iconmenoux:
menoux Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Okay! I'll keep it bookmarked in case I'll need it in the future. Thanks again!:dummy:
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TheLHeron Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. :D
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Spacesis Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i did everything you instructed but when i click "load files into stack" my computer says that windows does not have a constructor.
what do i do??
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CheckeredBrooke Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Way late and not the author, but you can save your SAI file as a .psd (Photoshop file) and just open it in Photoshop as usual. All your layers will still be there and you can skip the whole importing jazz. :)
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Spacesis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Kurablah Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
do you know how to make the gif transparent? o:
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sisi4321 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Artist
You save the files as png. but then the actual animation needs to be colored white
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BlueBird858 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Will this method also work in Photoshop CC, and if not, where can I purchase CS5?
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ElectrikSunrise Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much, I want to start making small animations, and this is one of the best tutorials I've seen! It was really helpful, thank you again!! hug 
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ButterflyEmpress Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you use a tablet and pen? Many digital drawings have pencil lines that fade and shrink at the ends. I only have a computer mouse and I don't think it's possible to get that effect with mice.
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R-K-Manga Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
i am confused, how can i save layers one by one :(? I can only save the whole files but not all the layers seperately.
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embervee Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
you just set the visibility to only the layer you want to save and save it as a jpeg or a png (as you would save any sai creation), you have to do it for every single one. 34 down, 25 more to go :'-|
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Kyoky-San Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very helpful!
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OriginalRecipePaper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what if I don't have Photoshop? Can I still make the gif?
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Black-Curls Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure : ) There are a lot of programs that you can use to make a gif.
Gimp is also an alternative, here: www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-m…
hope it can help : )
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OriginalRecipePaper Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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kakushi35hentai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i say thats useful!!
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I already know how to do that, but you do it a little differently and mention a few things I haven't used, so I think it could be useful.
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K-B-Jones Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I followed your instructions and made this:  fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201… . Only, I used Illustrator and Photoshop.  :)
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Books-are-my-dreams Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I wanted to make a new animated avatar, but I don't have PS...
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StereophonicDream Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
You can use gimp. Its like Ps.
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Books-are-my-dreams Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Really?
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StereophonicDream Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes. C: Here's their website: www.gimp.org/ You can also use it like flash. I found a couple of tutorials on how to make animations in gimp a long time ago. The program is also great for editing photo's.
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Books-are-my-dreams Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Wooohooo!
Thanks!
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StereophonicDream Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem. C:
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DarkRapier Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Words cannot express the gratitude I feel. Thank you for making this tutorial! 
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a bunch! This was really helpful!
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Kitsune-Zakuro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THX :D dis help a lot thx I love you, you don't know how long I have been searching for something like dis OGEWUVBKSFPQWICNAJSDFPQU/CNJDTF9GPUCNJO;M-GF9B[NOJ;LAM i'm so happy
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Black-Curls Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome ^^ glad I could help.
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Loopy-Pepper Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was helpful, thank you but you can't make an animation on just SAI? You NEED photoshop?
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UMEJI Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sai is mainly for drawing and painting. You need photoshop or adobe flash cs6 for legit animation. But at iaza. Com you can also do frame animationsv[link] (just not as fancy..)
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