December 31st, 2011

my thoughts send me on a carousel

Help with text on GIFs.

I really need some help! I've got the .gif part of making .gifs down...but now, I'm trying to add text. Now, I know how to add the text, how to make it show up on all the frames. Problem is, I can't make the text look pretty. I see all these great .gifs on Tumblr and all of those .gif makers say they use serif fonts like arial or century gothic..which I have. But how come when I use those on my .gifs, they don't look like theirs do. I'll give you a few visual examples.

So, if any of you guys know how to make font on .gifs look like this - it would be greatly appreciated. And I'm a Photoshop user, if that helps at all.