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Lesson 18. Animating GIF Images for the ... > Preserving transparency and preparin...

Preserving transparency and preparing to optimize

Next, you’ll optimize the H2O image in GIF format with background transparency and preview your animation in a Web browser. Remember that only the GIF format supports animated images.

We included the Backdrop layer in the H2O.psd file to make it easier to see the results as you work. That layer is not necessary for the final Web-page project because you’re going to optimize the file with a transparent background. Your first step, then, is to hide the Backdrop layer.


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