Hi guys! I know that this tutorial can seem really long and difficult but I can assure you that it’s not. It’s really long to explain but once you’ve learned how to do it you’ll make this gif in 10 minutes :)

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In this tutorial I’m gonna use this video (x).

I HIGHLY recommend you to use the two gifs I’ve made (x) (x) because this effect is a bit difficult to make at first.

So, If you’re not using my gifs you have to create 2 gifs, then you have to save them as you usually do. Afterthat you have to open your two gifs in Photoshop, then you have to create a new file (it has to be 245px x 245px).

Now go back to the first gif (in my case it’s this one), open the Animation tab, click on the little arrow on the right (x) and hit SELECT ALL FRAMES. Then click on it again and select COPY FRAMES.

Go to the file you’ve created, click on the little arrow on the right and hit PASTE FRAMES. A window will pop up: choose paste OVER SELECTION. 

Create a group (x), select ALL the layers of the gif (DO NOT select the background layer) and drag them into the group.

Now select the group and move the gif at the center of the canvas using the Move Tool. You should obtain something like this:

Don’t worry if the background layer shows up only in the first frame, we’ll fix that later :) 

Now select ONLY the last frame of the gif and then go back to your second gif, click on the little arrow on the right (x) and hit SELECT ALL FRAMES. Then click on it again and select COPY FRAMES.

Go to the file you’ve created, click on the little arrow on the right and hit PASTE FRAMES. A window will pop up: choose PASTE AFTER SELECTION.

Create a new group (group 2 in my case), select ALL the layer of your 2nd gif and drag them into the group.

Select the Group 2 and select ALL the frames of the second gif too and move the 2nd gif at the center of the canvas using the Move Tool.

I suggest you to use the guidelines to do this.

You should have this: 

Let’s fix the background thing now. Select ALL the frames  of the gif and select the background layer too (make sure that the background layer is visible), then click on the little arrow if the Animation tab and hit MATCH LAYER ACROSS FRAMES.

**VERY TRICKY PART, PAY ATTENTION!**

Duplicate the FIRST FRAME of the second gif (x) and drag it at the very beginning of the WHOLE gif (x).

Now duplicate the correspondent LAYER (if you’re using my gifs it’s Layer 1 of the Group 2).

Select ALL the frames of the whole gif EXCEPT the first frame and TURN OFF the visibility of the Layer copy.

Now select the RECTANGULAR MARQUEE TOOL and divide the first frame of the WHOLE gif like this:

(the light blue lines that you’re seeing are the guide lines)

Now select the Move tool and move the part you’ve selected like this:

Basically the top of the gif has to “touch” the top of the canvas.

Do the same with the other “half” of the frame.

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Now duplicate the first frame of the gif (x) and duplicate the Layer copy too.

Select the first frame and turn off the visibility of the Layer copy 2, then select the 2nd frame of the gif and turn it on.

Now select the rectangular marquee tool, divide the frame in 2 parts like you did before and move the gif a little bit more (I suggest you to keep the visibility of the Layer copy 1 turned on, you can use it as a reference). once you’ve done turn off the visibility of the Layer copy 1 (if you haven’t already done it).

You should obtain this:

Now duplicate the second frame of the gif and duplicate the Layer copy 2 too.

Select the first frame of the gif and turn off the visibility of the Layer copy 3, then go to the third frame of the gif and turn it on.

Now select the rectangular marquee tool, divide the frame in 2 parts like you did before and move the gif a little bit more (the 2 gif don’t have to “touch” each other anymore). once you’ve done turn off the visibility of the Layer copy 2 (if you haven’t already done it).

Change the opacity of the Layer copy 3 to 80% (x).

You should have this:

*SUPER DUPER TRICKY PART*

Select the FIRST frame of the FIRST gif and turn on the visibility of the Layer copy 3 (when you turn on the visibility of the Layer copy 3 the opacity is set to 100% so you’ll have to set it to 80%).

You should have this:

Delete the previous frame (Frame 3) but DO NOT delete the Layer copy 3.

Go to the correspondent layer of the FIRST frame of the FIRST gif (Layer 1 of group 1) (x). Duplicate that layer, then go back to the FIRST frame of the whole gif and turn off the visibility of the layer copy. Go to the 3rd frame and turn it on again.

Press CTRL + T and reduce the size of the gif like this:

Now go to Filter > Blur > Shape blur and use these settings (x). Then set the opacity of the Layer copy to 50%.

Duplicate the 3rd frame, select the correspondant layer (Layer copy 3 of Group 2 if you’re using my gifs) and duplicate it. Go to the first frame and turn off the visibility of the layer copy 4, then go to the 4th frame and turn it on.

Select the rectangular marquee tool, divide the frame in 2 parts like you did before and move the gif a little bit more. Then se tthe opacity of the layer to 60%.

You should have this:

Go back to Group 1 and turn off the visibility of the Layer copy 4 (x). Now select the Layer 1 (x) and duplicate it, then go to the 4th frame and turn on  the visibility of the layer copy that you’ve just created.

Now press CTRL + T and reduce the size of the gif (it has to be bigger than the previous frame though). 

That’s what I got:

Now go to Filter > Blur > Shape blur and use the same settings you used before, the only thing that changes is the Radius which has to be set to 7px.

Set the opacity of thelayer to 80% and drag it OVER the Layer copy 4 of the group 2 (x)

Now go to the LAST FRAME of the first gif and duplicate it, select the correspondent LAYER and duplicate it. Go to the first frame of the gif and turn the visibility of the layer copy OFF, then go back to the last frame of the 1st gif and turn the visibility on.

Basically now you have to do the same thing that you did before: select the RECTANGULAR MARQUEE TOOL and divide the frame in 2 parts, select the move tool and move them a little bit like this (x).

Duplicate the last frame again, select the correspondent LAYER and duplicate it. Go to the first frame of the gif and turn the visibility of the layer copy OFF, then go back to the last frame of the 1st gif and turn the visibility on.

Select the RECTANGULAR MARQUEE TOOL and divide the frame in 2 parts, select the move tool and move them a little bit more like this (x).

Now duplicate the FIRST frame of the SECOND gif and duplicate the correspondent layer. Go to the FIRST FRAME of the whole gif, turn off the visibility of the layer copy and then go back to the SECOND frame of the SECOND gif (which is the duplicated layer) and turn on the visibility of the layer copy.

Now select the first frame of the second gif, press CTRL + T and reduce the size of the gif like this:

Now set the opacity of the layer to 40%, then go to Filter > Blur > Shape Blur and use the same settings you used before but set the radius to 9px.

Drag the Layer 1 between the 2 layer copies of the first gif (x) and delete the blank frame you’ve obtained.

Now select the LAST frame of the FIRST gif and turn on the visibility of the layer you’ve just dragged, set the opacity to 40% and move it at the center of the canvas.

Duplicate the LAST frame of the FIRST gif and duplicate the correspondent layer. Go to the FIRST FRAME of the whole gif, turn off the visibility of the layer copy and then go back to the LAST frame of the SECOND gif (which is the duplicated layer) and turn on the visibility of the layer copy. Select the RECTANGULAR MARQUEE TOOL and divide the frame in 2 parts, select the move tool and move them a little bit more like this (x), then turn off the visibility of the layer you’ve dragged previously.

Now duplicate the FIRST frame of the SECOND gif and duplicate the correspondent layer. Go to the FIRST FRAME of the whole gif, turn off the visibility of the layer copy and then go back to the SECOND frame of the SECOND gif (which is the duplicated layer) and turn on the visibility of the layer copy.

Now select the first frame of the second gif, press CTRL + T and reduce the size of the gif like this:

Go to Filter > Blur > Shape Blur and use the same settings you used before but set the radius to 7px. Set the opacity of the layer to 80%.

Select the FIRST FRAME of the FIRST gif and turn ON the visibility of the layer of the LAST frame of the FIRST gif and then delete the previous frame. 

You should have this (x).

LAST PART AND THEN YOU’VE DONE :D

Now duplicate the FIRST FRAME of the second gif (the first frame which has the gif  with “normal dimensions”). Duplicate the correspondent layer. Go to the FIRST FRAME of the whole gif, turn off the visibility of the layer copy and then go back to the LAST frame of the SECOND gif (which is the duplicated layer) and turn on the visibility of the layer copy.

Now select the first frame of the second gif, press CTRL + T and reduce the size of the gif like this:

Go to Filter > Blur > Shape Blur and use the same settings you used before but set the radius to 5px.

Now go back to the last frame of the second gif which is THIS one, duplicate it and duplicate the correspondent layer too. Go to the FIRST FRAME of the whole gif, turn off the visibility of the layer copy and then go back to the LAST frame of the SECOND gif (which is the duplicated layer) and turn on the visibility of the layer copy.

Turn off the visibility of the layer copy of the SECOND GIF, select the RECTANGULAR MARQUEE TOOL and divide the frame in 2 parts, select the move tool and move them a little bit more like this (x).

Go back to the FIRST frame of the SECOND gif and turn on the visibility of the layer of the LAST frame of the FIRST gif and then delete the previous frame.

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’E DONE! :D

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