Sonja Geracsek Motion Graphics
Exporting GIFs with Adobe Media Encoder


A Quick Tips & Tricks Class That Will Get You Exporting GIFs for Social Media With Ease Following Best Practices

About This Class

This class is free for all my mailing list subscribers!

Learn how to best export your animation as a GIF, whether you are on Windows or Mac OS, using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Media encoder. There are many ways to create a GIF and even more limitations when it comes to posting it on social media. 

In this class, I'll go through the process of creating encoding presets, you can use to render out your GIF, what to look out for regarding duration, social media platform and GIF format limitations!

This class will enhance your understanding of the Animated GIF Format, social media requirements and frame rates sizes. I will cover techniques from setting up your work area, to exporting your animation to different formats. You will learn some animation basics, using frame rates to your advantage, file and naming structures – and how this will improve your animations.

Who This Class Is For

This class is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about encoding presets, best practices for exporting GIFs and requirements and restrictions for social media content. 

What You'll Learn

  • Preparation before Export
    • I will talk you through the preparation of your scene for export
    • I will touch on the Animation Basics: Overlapping Action & Follow-Through
    • You will learn how layer sequencing can impact on your duration
    • I will go through how frame rates and their fractions impact on a looping scene
  • Limitations & Requirements
    • You will learn about some of the limitations of the GIF format
    • I will share my experience with social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Dribbble and Pinterest, as well as best practices
  • Audio
    • I'll give you some tips for using audio in a looped animation
    • I will share copyright free resources and talk about attribution
  • Exporting & Encoding Presets
    • I'll show you the simple process of getting your animation social media ready and how to render out a GIF
    • I will show you a quick and easy way to export your GIF for Mac OS
    • We will create presets for Instagram, Twitter, Dribbble and Pinterest
    • I'll speak about source scaling and how to crop your animation to a smaller size before exporting
    • I will touch on best practices for folder structure and file naming

Materials / Resources

You will not need any other software to create this animation apart from Adobe After Effects and Media Encoder.

Why You Should Watch

This class is a quick and easy guide for exporting GIFs and understanding social media best practices. You will get to grips with frame rates, resolution, and file limitations. You will be able to export the highest quality social media content with the right settings, for your next post.

Having workflow basics in mind, we will be able to focus on animation basics and get your skills to the next level.

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