I do exactly what the person in this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeKepjnntWM) video does between 2:01 and 2:20 - I add 3 photos, place them inside a video group in timeline animation and use the crossfade effect to animate the transitions between them. This, however, doesn't work properly when I export the gif (Sample: https://imgur.com/a/GFOADT6) Instead of the 30 fps animation I had set up, photoshop exports only 5 frames that lack the fade effect between them. Exporting as a video works fine, but the tutorial I linked shows that shouldn't be necessary. How do I fix this?

  • With a three layers file, each layer has an image and all layers are visible
  • Create a Frame Animation
  • Add a Frame and hide the top layer
  • Add another Frame and hide the second layer
  • Add a third Frame and show all layers


  • Select the two first Frames and click at the Tween Icon > choose the Transition Frame Number
  • Do the same with the next couple of frames where the picture change
  • Finally delete the last frame because it is equal to the first one


  • Select all the Frames and change the Time Delay > Another > 0,04 (the times is according to the final result)

Time Delay

  • Select the three frames where the pictures are 100% visible and change the Frame Delay to the stop time

Stop Time



  • Thank you for your instructions - they are very easy to follow and well illustrated. My question, however, is about Timeline animations - Not frame animations. I did exactly what the linked tutorial showed on a fresh install of both 64 and 32 bit Photoshop cc 2018 as well as cc 2017. I did not get the same result. Do you have any idea how I can go about fixing that? – user123143 Jun 29 '18 at 16:37
  • I think the timeline fade effect is just an option for rendered videos, not for animated gifs. – Danielillo Jun 29 '18 at 17:13
  • Actually your question, not the title, but the content, is a duplicate of this one with no answer: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/q/17051/120647 – Danielillo Jun 29 '18 at 17:30
  • Yes, maybe the problem is indeed only the fade transition, and I wouldn't worry so much about it had I not seen someone make it work easily using the same method. Maybe there's some export settings I need to set? – user123143 Jun 30 '18 at 12:26

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