Metuchen High School: GIMP
This exercise discusses creating an animated GIF using GIMP's drawing tools.
In this exercise, you use GIMP's drawing tools to make an animated GIF. You'll probably use the Pencil , Pen , Airbrush , Bucket Fill and/or Ink tools.
To get started, start a new project, and create each of the images that you'll use in your animation. Use Open as Layers to add each image to a layer.
As an alternative, use Open as Layers just for the first image. Then use the Duplicate Layer button, at the bottom of the Layers panel, to create additional layers. You can then edit the image on each layer.
The sunrise GIF I made consists of 16 frames. I created the sun with the Paintbrush tool. I changed the Foreground color to different shades of gray for the GIFs' backgrounds, and used the Bucket Fill tool to fill each layer with color.
Consider using GIMP's Blend tool to add intermediate frames, to make your animation smoother.
To create the animated GIF, do File > Save. At the bottom of the screen, you see "Select File Type". Select GIF. Select Save As Animation and Convert to Indexed and click Export. You can select Loop Forever. For "Frame disposal where unspecified," choose One Frame Per Layer. Click "Use disposal entered above for all frames". Click Save. Then preview your animated GIF: Filters > Animation > Playback.
Make an animated GIF, using the drawing tools, with 10 or more frames.