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I would not recommend to use Photoshop to make just GIF, it’s just a waste of your money and software if you purchase it just for that plus I don’t find it as user friendly than other GIF makers.
Ulead gif animator 5 is available for a free 30 days trials. You can have a trial here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Editors/Ulead-Gif-Animator.shtml
I think it is only $30 dollars after that or something that low. If you can’t afford it there are always ways to get it free but that, that’s not for me to recommend ;)
Here is a list of Ulead tutorials on Youtube:
I remember watching that video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o49QATpvvcU
It gives you a good idea of how Ulead works.
Don’t be shy to ask me more questions and be sure to send me a link to your first GIF.
What do you want to know?
A good and cheap software and easy to use is UGlead GIF maker. I use it quite often. If I want to add some effect, I use Photoshop.