Holiday GIF Exchange
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Let’s celebrate the end of 2021 by making animated GIFs for each other! Think secret santa, but more pixels and more lolz. Click the button below by Friday, Dec 17th to opt-in.
Participants will be asked to whisper a few words to @Secret Santa Bot to inspire your dream GIF. On Dec 18 you'll hear who you’re making a GIF for and what their prompt is. Interpret your prompt however you wish - get literal, get abstract, get meme’n! You’ll have until Thurs, Dec 30th to submit your creation. On Dec 31st, everyone will get their GIFs! We encourage you to also share them in this channel for all of us to admire.
🏂 Animated GIFs?!🏂
- Even if you’ve never made a GIF before, we encourage you to join in and give it a shot!
- GIFs can be made on a computer or smartphone from photos, drawings, pixel art, game engine exports, screenshots, video clips, etc.
- Try opening an .gif in Photoshop or Gimp to see what its guts look like. You can “remix” an existing GIF this way by altering the individual frames of the animation.
❄️ Rules/Details ❄️
- We’re here for a good time! Keep it friendly and positive.cWhen in doubt, read the rules.
- Don’t leave your GIF recipient hanging! By opting in, you are agreeing to make and submit a GIF by Dec 30th.
- After Dec 31st, you can post your submissions here for all of us to admire!
🎄 Guides and Tools🎄
Have a favorite resource or tool? Share it here!
- Tutorial for making GIFs from image files using GIMP - https://neondigitalarts.com/how-to-make-a-gif-using-gimp-software/
- Tutorial for making GIFs from Unity (or other source) using Photoshop - https://medium.com/@EightyLevel/how-to-make-and-share-gifs-of-your-ue4-or-unity-game-f42e38a9da42
- Screen to GIF tool - https://www.screentogif.com/
- Find a GIF maker app for your phone by searching in the Play Store or App Store