To send this as an e-card, I thought it’d be great to create a GIF. I’ve tailored this card to represent someone who may not have the chance to see their mother on Mother’s Day, but still wished to send a sentiment; though, you can use any sentiment that is personal to you. Coming up with the right words to say can sometimes be a challenge; so use sentiments from cards already written if that helps.
For Adobe Photoshop CS4 or higher, follow these steps. We’re assuming that if you want to create a GIF using Photoshop, you already have a basic knowledge of the program. If not, there are plenty of free websites online that will allow you to upload your pictures and create the GIF file for you. Search “gif maker” in your internet search for those free programs. I prefer Photoshop because I like the flexibility of design it gives me, especially for determining the speed of each frame. This is a pretty easy tutorial, so load the program and let’s get started!
STEP 1: Open up each of the photos you want to use in a new document. Before creating the GIF, make sure each photo is exactly the same size (Image – Image Size).
STEP 9: Make sure “GIF” is selected in the top, drop down menu. Here you also want to make sure the file is sized properly for the program you’re uploading it to. If sending via email, note your email provider’s size restrictions and modify it in the “Image Size” section of this window. Click “Save,” and save it in a folder on your computer. Then you’re done!
To view your GIF, open the file up in your web browser and it should play just as you created it!!
Again, some people prefer printed photos and that’s just as beautiful. Try both!
How to Create a Roped Mother’s Day Sign
For this DIY you’ll need:
- Jute rope