Design Your Image
I like to use either PicMonkey or Photoshop for my design needs. For this tutorial, I will be suggesting PicMonkey as it is a free and reliable option for this design need.
1 – Go to PicMonkey and hover over “design” then select “custom”. Set your image dimensions as 450 pixels by 150 pixels.
2 – Make your canvas colour #F1F1F1
3 – Input your text. (The nice things about PicMonkey is that even in the free version you can use all of your own fonts from your computer!)
4 – Use the “overlay” feature to import your own images.
5 – Save the image as a .png to maintain quality.
Here is one of my sample images:
Click here to check it out LIVE on my TPT Store!
Create Your GIF
1 – Go to Gif Creator and upload your images one by one.
2 – Resize your GIF dimensions to 100% (proportion) 450 x 150 pixels and select “Keep Proportion” and choose an animation speed of 3000 milliseconds (3 second/image) adjusting for each image.
3 – Create and Download your GIF animation.
1 – Upload your GIF to Google Drive.
2 – Change your share settings by clicking “Advanced” in the bottom right corner, and chose “Anyone with a link”.
3 – Go to gdURL , find your image and click “Create gdURL”.
4 – Copy the link under “Standard URL”. This will be the link used in the coding on TPT.
1 – Login to your Teachers Pay Teachers store and go to “My Account”
2 – Go to “Store Profile” and click “Edit”
3 – In the “Personal Quote” section enter the following information:
<a href=”LINK you want people to go to when they click your GIF”><img src=”gdURL LINK” /></a>
My Example: <a href=”http://www.msidealistic.com”><img src=”http://gdurl.com/T2I0″ alt=”q7je” /></a>
4 – Save and you are DONE!
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