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Keyframes option greyed out in timeline menu

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Apr 21, 2018

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I'm trying to create a basic animated gif and followed the tutorial online without a problem yesterday. Now when I try to "make frames from layers" I can't because half of the Timeline menu is greyed out including keyframes. I've created new files, restarted Photoshop and nothing makes a difference. Any ideas?

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The timeline in Photoshop can be started in two different formats :

1 A Video Timeline

2. A frame Animation timeline

Keyframes are seen the video timeline, Make frames from Layers is in a Frame animation timeline

Go back to the point where you create the timeline and choose which you want before starting the timeline

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Note after choosing the "Create Frame Animation" box becomes a button which you then need to click

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Keyframes option greyed out in timeline menu

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I'm trying to create a basic animated gif and followed the tutorial online without a problem yesterday. Now when I try to "make frames from layers" I can't because half of the Timeline menu is greyed out including keyframes. I've created new files, restarted Photoshop and nothing makes a difference. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by davescm | Adobe Community Professional

The timeline in Photoshop can be started in two different formats :

1 A Video Timeline

2. A frame Animation timeline

Keyframes are seen the video timeline, Make frames from Layers is in a Frame animation timeline

Go back to the point where you create the timeline and choose which you want before starting the timeline

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Note after choosing the "Create Frame Animation" box becomes a button which you then need to click

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Without more precise info nobody can really answer that. You have to be more specific about what you actually do in the document, the layer structure, your version of PS, other things.

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The timeline in Photoshop can be started in two different formats :

1 A Video Timeline

2. A frame Animation timeline

Keyframes are seen the video timeline, Make frames from Layers is in a Frame animation timeline

Go back to the point where you create the timeline and choose which you want before starting the timeline

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Note after choosing the "Create Frame Animation" box becomes a button which you then need to click

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Oh wow. I was having the same issue/question. I would have NEVER known that "Create Frame Animation" was a button, and I've been using adobe products for 17 years! Thanks for your answer.

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Dave, 

Doesn't speak well of my intelligence, but I have spent all day trying to figure out why part of the menu was greyed out. Read a dozen articles, tried a half dozen work-arounds. Then, then, I came upon your answer "box becomes a button" and hey, you are absolutely right. Thank you.

 

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