I know this is a lot to ask, but I hope you will understand that it’s a long process to get a gif to look like this. I’ve been told it takes days to hours for a gif to get on it’s way. But I promise, if you are willing to do your best to get it right and get it done quickly, the rest is icing on the cake.
It starts with a simple request: a gif of a certain image which will become the frame you will use to display it. It’s not hard to get a gif to look right, yet it takes a lot of practice, and patience. I wish I could give you a more detailed step-by-step guide, but the best I can do is to show you the steps I took to get one of my gifs to look like this.
The first step is to set the gif to auto-size to the specified size, and set its background color to black. This will ensure that your gif will always look the same, while still being easily distinguished.
While the auto-size setting is the best choice for most gifs, you can also set it to auto-shrink, which will make it shrink to the size you specify.
This is important because when you run a gif through the gif-editor of your browser you get the option of what the size of your gif is. If you don’t have the option of auto-size, then you have to do a little extra work. You can either add a zero width character to the gif, or you can add a 0 width space between the top and the bottom of the image, meaning that the image won’t be distorted any more.
You can also set it to auto-size. It works just like the other two settings.
You can also set it so that the image will auto-size, but you can still manually resize it.
If you want to use a gif, you can also use the embed code and then save it. Just make sure that the size of the image is greater than 400 pixels by 400 pixels.
You can use any gif, but you can’t use a gif of a GIF. It will be distorted as you resize the image.