GIMP Tutorial Part V: How to Create an Animated Banner in GIMP
Animated banners grab more attention than a traditional static banner. With simple layering and GIMP’s optimize for gif feature, we can easily create the illusion of motion.
Patience is a Virtue When Creating Animations
Creating images for the web using GIMP can be enjoyable, but they can also be time-consuming and frustrating. Keep in mind that once you create something, it is done. You don’t have to spend anymore time on the creation process, so take your time and make it look the way you want it to. There is always the option to go back later and update your design if you so choose; given you’ve saved your project.
In the video, I actually cut about 15 minutes of the repetitive work out of the middle – duplicating, positioning and rotating layers. As you can see, it is a very simple animation that only loops once (you would have to refresh the page to see it again).
An updated version of the same animated banner (shown above) took me another 30-45 minutes to create. You can use this image for yourself for steemit promotion, just click to follow the permanent link. This one is on a forever loop, which is an option you can check when exporting your image.