Moving Photos – Simple Animation Tutorial

how to create animated moving photos in Photoshop Elements


Let me introduce my new favorite mirror to you. Love it! It was, as it often happens in my life, a gift from my Mom. Thank you Mommy!

To show you all that my new mirror can ‘do’, I have put together a small and simple animation for you.

If you wish to create something similar with your own pictures, just follow these simple steps:

1. To make your own animation, you need at least two pictures. Open both of them in Photoshop Elements (I am using Photoshop Elements 8 here). I am sure that most of the other photo editing programs out there can do the same thing too.

2. Now you need to get these two (or more) pictures into one file. To do so, drag one ‘preview’ picture from the lower menu over the ‘real-size’ picture in the center of your screen (now both pictures are in one file, but as two separate layers).

3. Go to File menu -> Save for Web and select the format as GIF, check the checkbox ‘Animate’. Also check the ‘Loop’ checkbox and specify the delay timing. I chose 1.5 seconds there. Click OK.

And that’s it! Your animation has been created!!


Have a very good day!



3 thoughts on “Moving Photos – Simple Animation Tutorial

  1. 1
    Adriana says:

    Wow, this is perfect. I love your mirror. Thanks for great tips.

  2. 2

    So lovely mirror you’ve got from your mom. Thank you so much for the animation tutorial, didn’t knew how to do it before now! Thanks and have a happy day

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    zohreh says:

    Hi ! Petra ,this so cute Idea,I love your blog so much .Everything you make is so WONDERFUL. I used your Slippers Pattern ,It’s so easy But unfortunately It was small for my feet.( the bottom of my feet is wide),but is so nice .you’re so kind to share your patterns with us .much hug ,zohreh

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