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If you spend any time in the Instructables Community Forums >> Community Blog, would see that a while ago I started talking about the art I make to celebrate the ordering of pizza at the Instructables HQ on Thursdays. I have affectionately called it "Pizza Thursdays"

Pizza Thursdays was initiated by Randofo's deep desire to keep his office companions happy and fed, and has evolved into a reason for me to make the most ridiculous gifs ever. Each image is lovingly crafted for about 15 minutes, then mailed out to the entire office as soon as the pizza delivery person arrives.

Pizza Thursdays also lives on tumblr

In the following Instructable, I will go over some of the principles of Pizza Thursday gif-making, and encourage you to experiment with your own creative instincts. 

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Step 1: Google Image Search and Photoshop

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pizza - Google Search.png
cat - Google Search.png
The two things you will absolutely need to make pizza art is Adobe Photoshop, and internet access.

I carefully consider concept before I begin my image search, carefully selecting my qualifiers. Sure Searching for "Cat" is great, but when you visualize a cat in your pizza art - what kind of cat is it? A tabby? A kitten? Does it have thumbs? The same consideration should be applied for the kind of pizza you are wanting to display or animate.

For this instructable, I am going make a gif with just a few frames - we will heavily utilize Photoshop the animation window, and it's options. To find this dialogue box in Photoshop, go to the "Window" drop down menu, and select "Animation". Then begin a new .PSD file.

canida11 months ago


CSI worker1 year ago
im sorry for your cat loss
I used this image for my "happy new merry birthdapocalypsmas" party!
smish1082 years ago
My best try....
thedayton2 years ago
*Could be taken as inappropriate*
thedayton2 years ago
Didn't use pizza but I love the tutorial!

audreyobscura (author)  thedayton2 years ago
OMG! Is this gold and Silver????!!!?!?
It's Canter's Deli down in LA.
My contribution:
audreyobscura (author)  peptidefarmer2 years ago
audreyobscura (author)  peptidefarmer2 years ago
bajablue2 years ago
Three words: LOL!
Tomdf2 years ago
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Tomdf Tomdf2 years ago
Bwahaha, I can't get enough of the surrealist combo that is pizza and lazers! I've been inspired.
PS: I'm getting a "error 400" on the final step, in firefox and chrome.
audreyobscura (author)  Tomdf2 years ago
Hmm. I wonder why it's causing error......does your gif move? I want them to wiggle!
Not sure about the error, never seen one quite like that before. My gif does move, but you have to click on it to see the full image first. (it will make more sense if you've seen the movie Zardoz, which I recommend highly.)

This one moves a little fast. I'm going to slow the next one down.
audreyobscura (author)  Tomdf2 years ago
i clicked it! it's amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzing. great job.
Awwww yeah.
audreyobscura (author)  GorillazMiko2 years ago
Make it wiggle!
More Pizza Art!
mistyp2 years ago
I agree the lazers make the pic!
yaaaaaaaaaayyyy! all the stars!