Animated videos are great in their pure motion graphics form, but when you combine them a medium such as photos or GIFs, the visual contrast produces a professional and unique look.

Today we’ll show you how to upload GIF files to your wideos to achieve that effect with just your Wideo account, your choice of GIF, and this video template.

Step 1: Collect your GIF files

Aside from being a sort of search engine for GIFs on the Internet, Giphy is also a great tool for creating your own animated gifs by uploading video files, or entering a video link. Once you have the gif files you want to use in the Wideo Editor, you can download them to save them to your desktop.

Step 2: Upload them to your wideo

Once you’re in the Editor, navigate to the Images menu.

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Select one or multiple files to bulk upload them. Then drag and drop the GIF you want to use into the Workspace. You can see it animate by hitting the Preview Scene button at the bottom-left corner.

 

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Step 3: Design away!

From there you can overlay the GIF with some animated text for a social media video or email marketing campaign, use it as a background image, or use them in a video tutorial or product demo to educate your customers. Play around and see what balance works for you!

Take a look at our completed video:

Want to use the background image in this video template sans the GIF of Mr. Wideo? Hit the button below!

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