Here is a quick tutorial to show some very basic animation using one image and some imagination.
I opened up a new document and i made it 800x1000 pix. I then filled it in black.
Then i opened up the image i wanted to animate and placed it on a new layer and named it Eggman 1. Then right clicked on the Eggman 1 layer and selected to duplicate the layer and named it Eggman 2
Still with Eggman 2 , i went to EDIT>TRANSFORM> ROTATE 180.
Now i have a mirror image of Eggman, so i lined them both up the best i could , trying to match some body parts like the head and torso up.It varies from image to image so experiment and see what works
Next i went to WINDOW > ANIMATION and opened up the animation palette making sure i had the animation frame palette selected. You have two types of animation palette but i wanted to use the frame animation as it is better for basic animated gifs.If the Timeline palette opens up , just click on the drop down menu icon in the top right hand corner of the palette and select convert to frame animation.
I turned off the Eggman 2 layer and made sure Eggman 1 was selected in the first frame of the anmation.
I clicked on NEW FRAME in the animation palette (The small icon next to the rubbish bin in animation palette)And did exactly the same for Eggman 2 making sure i deselected Eggman 1.
Then i selected the frame rate , or the speed each frame would play at.I selected 0.5 seconds on both frames and made sure FOREVER was selected in the bottom left hand corner.
Press play and see how it works , If its cool you can maybe crop the image so it all fits nice.Add some text and effects ...its up to you. Once your happy save for web and devices as a .GIF and spam your way over teh interwebz . Just make sure you select the first frame when you edit your animation as it will apply to all frames ( but click through them all to make sure)
I hope this was easy to follow and if you have any questions or i didnt explain anything well enough please feel free to ask what you want either by a PM or here.
Last edited by Big V; 08-15-2011 at 02:51 PM.
Last edited by Big V; 08-15-2011 at 02:59 PM.
Woohoo someone read my tut Its always good to try and help people out in PS.
wow thanks for the tut, i always wanted to know how to make gifs.
i will be using it to make gifs once i get my laptop back. xD
Cant wait to try this. Where can I find images (alien head) like your avatar?
You can either look for alienware renders for photoshop, or find a wallpaper that you like, that has the alien head that suits you, and make your own cutout/render in PS, or find a wall that you like and I would be glad to help you out with your project.Originally Posted by [url=http://virtualcustoms.net/virtualcustoms/viewtopic.php?p=23798#p23798]armani077 » Oct 30th, 2010, 2:24 pm[/url]
Last edited by Big V; 08-15-2011 at 03:00 PM.
Thank you very much.
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