When you make gifs do you put the video clip into photoshop ?

Yeah, but not Open, I do File > Import > Video Frames to Layers, and then I personally like working with frames, so I keep the Make Frame Animation option checked. 

Depending on how long the scene/moment is, I’ll go with Limit To Every 2 Frames or not. It obviously looks smoother when you don’t limit it but then it’s a very short moment.