If you just have to have an animated avatar or signature file, and don’t have a clue how to do it, this tutorial will let you make your own within a few minutes, with no real knowledge, and without having to worry about timelines.
Create an avatar like this text name:
Or create a small display of images for your avatar, like this logo display:
You will need to have a graphic program of some description capable of creating text, and cropping/sizing images, and it will need to be able to save files in the .gif format. Almost any program will do, including Microsoft Paint, which comes as part of the package in most windows versions.
You’ll also need to download a small animation program called “Unfreez”. This is a free program with a very tiny footprint so even dialup users should be able to download with ease: you can find it here: Unfreez
This tutorial is available in two formats – a downloadable pdf file and an online html page – links for both are below:
Download the pdf tutorial from here: Creating Anigifs
Or view the online tutorial in html format here.
If you need any additional help with this, or would like a tutorial for something not already covered in this blog, please feel free to contact me, or leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.