Create an Animated Ad Banner in Photoshop CS6

Create an Animated Ad Banner in Photoshop CS6


In this tutorial, I’ll be teaching you how to create an animated ad banner which can be used for businesses, blogs, products, you name it. Let’s get started!


Step 1: Setting Up the Document

Open Photoshop and go to File > New (or CTRL+N) to create a new document. I will be creating a 468 pixels x 60  pixels document at 72 pixels/inch resolution. Color Mode: RGB 8 bit. Background: White.


Step 2: Creating Left Bevel

Go to Layer > New > Layer (or Shift+Ctrl+N). Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool and set Style: Fixed Size, Width: 19px, Height: 60px. Now click right outside the left hand side of our background to create a selection.

Set foreground color to #2c2c2c and using the Paint Bucket Tool click inside the selection to fill it. Then go to Select > Deselect (or Ctrl+D).

Right click the layer and go to Blending Options.. Using these settings we will not style the bevel:

Bevel & Emboss – Style: Inner Bevel, Depth: 21%, Size: 21px, Angle: 120, Altitude: 30, Highlight Mode: Screen #ffffff | Opacity: 48%, Shadow Mode: Multiply #000000 | Opacity: 34%

Drop Shadow – Blend Mode: Normal #f88c00, Opacity: 100%, Angle: 180, Distance: 2px, Size: 0px


Step 3: Adding Logo to Banner

Go to File > Place.. Here you will browse for your logo and place it. Resize your logo accordingly to the banner size by holding Ctrl + dragging from a corner diagonally inward. Then drag the logo to the left about 10px away from the bevel and in the center. Then click enter to close the transformation.


Step 4: Creating the Text Background

Set foreground color to #f88c00 and using the Ellipse Tool click on the banner and create an oval about 267px x 106px and place it like this:

Right click the layer and choose Rasterize Layer. Now select the Crop Tool and just hit enter twice to crop anything outside of the banner.

Right click the layer again and go to Blending Options.. We will now style the background using the settings below:

Inner Shadow: – Blend Mode: Multiply #000000, Opacity: 17%, Angle: 180, Distance: 3px, Size: 3px

Gradient Overlay: – Blend Mode: Normal, Opacity: 100%, Gradient: #f88c00 – #ffb658, Angle: 90

Outer Glow: – Blend Mode: Normal, Opacity: 14%, Color: #000000, Spread: 0, Size: 8px


Step 5: Adding Text

Using the Horizontal Type Tool we will not write our text using – Font Family: Arial, Font Style: Black, Font Size: 18px, and Center Text (won’t have to realign the text second and third text layers).

We now want to be sure the text is 100% centered vertically and horizontally so using the Rectangular Marquee Tool drag out a rectangular selection starting from the right side and ending on the left side of our text background.

Now select the Move Tool and click both Align vertical centers and Align horizontal centers to center the text between the selection. Then go to Select > Deselect (or Ctrl+D).

Right click the text layer and choose Blending Options.. We will now style the text with the settings below:

Gradient Overlay – Blend Mode: Normal, Opacity: 100%, Gradient: #e8e8e8 Location: 0% | #e8e8e8 Location: 50% | #ffffff Location: 51% | #ffffff Location: 100%, Angle: 90

Drop Shadow – Blend Mode: Multiply #000000, Opacity: 32%, Angle: 90, Distance: 1px, Size: 2px

Right click the layer again and choose Duplicate Layer. Using the Horizontal Type Tool click on the text and change the text to your second line of text (Coding Tutorials is mine). Repeat the step for the third layer of text then untick the eyeballs next to the second and third text layers to hide them for now.


Step 6: Add a Border

Go to Layer > New > Layer (or Shift+Ctrl+N). Then go to Select > All (or Ctrl+A). Then go to Edit > Stroke with the settings – Width: 1px, Color: #000000, Location: Inside


Step 7: The Animation

If you don’t have a timeline box at the bottom go to Window and check Timeline. Then click Create Video Timeline at the bottom.

Now select the dropdown at the top right of the Timeline and go to Convert Frames > Convert to Frame Animation.

Change the frame delay time to No Delay, the loop to Forever and then Duplicate the Selected Frame.

With the Move Tool selected and our first line of text (Photoshop Tutorials for me) press the up arrow on your keyboard 2 times to move the text up 2 pixels on the 2nd frame.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 3 hit the down arrow on your keyboard 10 times to move the text 10 pixels down. Then set the layer opacity to 70% in the layers palette.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 4 hit the down arrow on your keyboard 15 times to move the text 15 pixels down. Then set the layer opacity to 40% in the layers palette.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 5 hide our 1st layer of text and show the 2nd layer of text as well as choose it (Coding Tutorials for me). Then hit the down arrow on your keyboard 23 times and change the layer opacity to 40% to replicate where layer 1 of text left off.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 6 hit the up arrow 13 times and change the layer opacity to 70%.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 7 hit the up arrow 10 times and change the layer opacity to 100%.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 8 hit the up arrow 2 times.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 9 hit the down arrow 15 times and change the layer opacity to 70%.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 10 hit the down arrow 10 times and change the layer opacity to 40%.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 11 hide our 2nd layer of text and show the 3nd layer of text as well as choose it (Resources for me). Then hit the down arrow 23 times and change the layer opacity to 40% to replicate where layer 2 of text left off.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 12 hit the up arrow 13 times and change the layer opacity to 70%.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 13 hit the up arrow 10 times and change the layer opacity to 100%.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 14 hit the up arrow 2 times.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 15 hit the down arrow 10 times and change the layer opacity to 70%.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 16 hit the down arrow 13 times and change the layer opacity to 40%.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 17 hide our 3rd layer of text and show the 1st layer of text again as well as choose it (Resources for me). It should already be replicating where layer 3 of text left off.

Duplicate the Selected frame and on frame 18 hit the up arrow 13 times and change the layer opacity to 70%.

Now that the animation is done we need to set frame 1, frame 7, and frame 13 to 2 seconds delay to make pauses where the text is at 100%.


Step 8: Saving the Document for Web

Go to File > Save for web.. and save as gif and we are done!


Final Result:


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  • Phyllis

    this site is my intake , rattling wonderful design and style and perfect subject material .

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  • Blake Brown

    Even for myself as a beginner, this tutorial made my ad banner look absolutely amazing! Great attention to detail and huge plus on the instructional pictures. Thank you!

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  • Jane

    Total beginner here. Other tutorials have frustrated me at times. But this one was perfect. Thanks Jane

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  • tutorialbasement

    You’re welcome, glad it was clear for you.

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