Exporting your animated gif in photoshop is very simple.
Here are the steps I usually use to export an animated GIF from Photoshop.
Assuming you already have a series of images ready in a folder:
To import a series of images in photoshop click on File > Scripts > Load Files Into Stack…
Click on Browse, and select all the images you need for your GIF
Click OK once. Photoshop will create a layer for each image.
Click on Windows > Timeline
Click on the Create Video Timeline button
Now we need to add all the layers to the photoshop timeline,
Click on the timeline menu icon
Select Make Frames from Layers.
Now should you see all the image frames appear in the timeline. The only issue is that the frames are backwards. To reverse the frame order,
Click on the photoshop timeline menu icon again
Select Reverse Frames
By default, photoshop adds 5 seconds to one frame. Just click on the down arrow and change it to the time you need (Watch demo below)
Preview of our animated gif below
Now we are ready to export our animation from Photoshop to a single animated gif file.
Open the Save for Web window and on your keyboard press:
Windows: ctrl + alt + shift + s
Mac: cmd + opt + shift + s
To make your animated gif loop and play indefinitely, don’t forget to select Forever on the “save for web” window.
If you would like to practice making an animated gif in photoshop, download here the bird images sequence.
or download the photoshop file here with all the images sequence already imported.