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How To Create GIFs With Motion Tracking Text and Image

Learn how to create GIFs with motion tracking text and image effortlessly. Follow our step-by-step guide for impressive results.

Do you like to create your own memes? If yes, you will encounter a situation where you want to add text, image, or any other object that moves with the GIF. This is known as motion tracking, and in this tutorial, you will learn how to create GIFs with motion-tracking text and images.

I will use a popular online tool — Gifmemes.io, to create GIFs with motion-tracking content. It is a free online GIF editing and meme creation tool. Using it, you can take your GIF meme game to the next level.

The website offers an intuitive editing interface, and you can create a GIF with motion-tracking text and images in under a few minutes. Below is an example of a tracking GIF you can create with Gifmemes.io.

Whether you’re a content creator, marketer, or just someone looking to enhance their online presence, this guide is your ticket to making GIFs that genuinely pop.

Let’s dive in and unlock the secrets to creating GIFs that command attention and leave a lasting impression.

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How To Create GIFs With Motion Tracking Text and Image

The best part about Gifmemes.io is that it provides many popular meme templates. So, if you are looking for inspiration for your next meme with a motion-tracking feature, Gifmemes is the best tool.

Apart from doing motion track edits, you can also use Gifmemes to:

  • Add text and images to your GIFs
  • Cut video from the beginning and end
  • Create motion-tracking GIFs
  • Add titles to your GIFs
  • Add transparency layer
  • Export and share GIFs

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To create a GIF with motion tracking using Gifmemes.io, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit the website using this link. Now, you can pick one of the templates on the Gifmemes for your next motion track edit or upload your own to start a fresh project.

create motion track gif memes

Click the NEW MEME button to create a motion-tracking GIF from scratch. After that, upload your own GIF or enter the GIF URL, and Gifmemes.io will open its editing interface, which we will explore in the next step.

You can also pick any template from the homepage of the Templates page if you want to create motion-tracking GIFs quickly, as shown below.

gifmemes templates

Step 2: Gifmemes.io offers a clutter-free and intuitive editing interface. On the top, you will find quick actions to add text, images, stickers, etc., to your GIF.

You can select an action from this toolbar and get the options dialog box, as shown below.

how to create motion tracking gifs with text and images

On the left is a real-time preview of the GIF you are editing. The GIF editing interface is pretty similar to any video editor. So, if you have used a video editor before, you will find Gifmemes.io easy to use.

On the bottom, you will find layers of all the elements you have added to the GIF. For example, if you add text to your GIF, it will appear as a layer.

From the layers editing box, you can adjust the timings. To change the position of any element in the GIF, select it from the real-time preview and then move it to the desired location.

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How to set up motion tracking in Gifmemes.io

Now, let’s see how to set up motion tracking in Gifmemes.io. When you add an element text or image, you can customize its properties from the dialog box to animate and track its motion, as shown below.

set up motion tracking controls in gifmemes

From the properties dialog box, enable the “Show motion tracking controls:” option. After that, you will find two options for motion tracking:

  • Motion track
  • Auto track

First, try the Auto track feature, and if it doesn’t work, choose the Motion track option for frame-by-frame tracking.

With frame-by-frame tracking, you can move your item as per the moving object with each frame. Additionally, you can add as many items as you want and add motion tracking.

Once done, click the EXPORT button to save the motion-tracking GIF on your local storage.

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In this guide, I shared a simple method to create motion-tracking GIFs with text and images. Gifmemes.io is a fantastic online platform for creating animated GIF memes.

The best part is that it provides hundreds of meme templates that you can use to create memes in under a few minutes.    

Gifmemes.io is also available for Android and iOS.

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Himanshu Tyagi
Himanshu Tyagi
Hello Friends! I am Himanshu, a hobbyist programmer, tech enthusiast, and digital content creator. With CodeItBro, my mission is to promote coding and help people from non-tech backgrounds to learn this modern-age skill!