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!




animated photograph

Sometimes me and my man spend our weekends doing the strangest things.

Like watching ships getting in and out of huge chambers.

Unbelievably huge chambers!

Even to a girly girl like me, this process was completely captivating.

Oh, and also, this is my first animation.

I’ll explain how to put it together later.

It can’t be simpler to make.

See you soon!



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