The appearance of movement is produced by a brief animation or presentation of an image sequence. You may create animation from your photographs in Photoshop. By making minor adjustments to a number of photos and then varying the intervals between their appearances, you can make an animation. Slices become cells in an HTML table and animations become files in object directories when a picture is converted to HTML for display on a web page.
Using Photoshop to Create Videos
Video can be played and edited using Apple QuickTime® and Photoshop Extended. Practically every Photoshop technique that can be used on photographs can be used on video recordings. Also, you can shoot video without purchasing complex, pricey video camera equipment. Any point-and-shoot digital camera that is widely available has the capacity to record video. Prepare to channel your inner Scorsese now!
Image Editing with Camera Raw
Adobe Bridge and the Camera Raw dialogue box can be used to edit photos taken with your own digital camera. Images in RAW format, as well as those in JPG and TIFF formats, can be edited using the Camera Raw dialogue box while maintaining all of the original image data.
II. MASTER BASIC ANIMATION AND PLAY IT
Almost any form of graphical image can be used to produce engaging animation effects. To make objects in your image blend together, you can move or overlap them. You can choose how and when you want the animation to play after placing the photographs you want to animate in a file.
Using the Animation Panel to Create Animation
Always keep in mind that an animation is nothing more than a collection of still pictures that are shown quickly to create the appearance of motion. Each frame of the animation is shown as a thumbnail in the Animation panel. An solitary image utilised in animation is referred to as a frame. The current frame is duplicated when you add a new frame to the Animation panel, and you can then edit the modified duplicate frame. The layers that are visible on the Layers panel are displayed in the animation’s selected frame. Here are the steps needed to make a straightforward animation:
In the file, add photos as layers.
Hide all but the topmost layer.
Duplicate the frame, disable the layer that is now visible, and then enable the layer you want to show.
Two layers of photos can be seen if you look at the Layers panel in Figure below. Two frames—one for every layer—are present in the animation panel. When frame 1 is chosen, the male is seen in the picture; when frame 2 is chosen, the woman is visible. The man and woman’s images switch places in the animation as it plays.
Frames can be deleted and moved.
Click the frame on the Animation panel and drag it to a different area to move it. Press and hold [Shift], click the frames you want to include, and then release [Shift] to pick contiguous frames. Click the frames you want to include while holding down Ctrl or (Mac). This will choose noncontiguous frames. A frame can be deleted by clicking it in the Animation panel, dragging it to the Deletes selected frames button, and then clicking and releasing the mouse button.
Making the animation loop
By selecting Once, Three, Forever, or Other from the list of looping choices after clicking the Selects looping options list arrow on the Animation panel, you may control how many times the animation runs. The Set Loop Count dialogue box opens when you choose Other, allowing you to type in the desired loop number.
a sneak peek at the animation
You have a few options when you’re ready to preview an animation:
You can make use of the buttons on the Animation panel’s bottom. The animation starts playing when you click the Plays animation button.
By selecting the button labelled “Preview the optimised image in a browser” located in the Save for Web & Devices dialogue box, you may watch and test the animation in your browser.
Animation Frames to a Timeline Conversion
You can alter the Animation panel so that it displays a timeline instead of the panel’s default display of frames. The Animation (Frames) panel’s lower-right Convert to timeline animation button allows you to change the display. (When the timeline is shown, click the Convert to frame animation button to switch back to showing frames.) The Animation (Timeline) panel is depicted in the figure below. The image updates to display the results of your adjustments as you slide the bars for each of the animation’s layers. You can alter the Animation panel so that it displays a timeline instead of the panel’s default display of frames. The Animation (Frames) panel’s lower-right Convert to timeline animation button allows you to change the display. (When the timeline is shown, click the Convert to frame animation button to switch back to showing frames.) The Animation (Timeline) panel is depicted in the figure below. The image updates to display the results of your adjustments as you slide the bars for each of the animation’s layers.
Using Zoomify as an export
You can upload your high-resolution photographs to the web and use the Export to Zoomify tool to make them zoomable and pannable for users. Your image will download using this function in the same amount of time as a JPEG file of comparable size. The ZoomifyTM Export dialogue box is depicted in the figure below. To access it, click File on the application bar, then point to Export, and finally click Zoomify.
Construct and replicate animation frames.
- Open any image and save it as a Beautiful Package from the drive and folder where your Data Files are kept.
- After displaying the Motion workspace, the rulers in pixels are displayed.
- On the Layers panel, change the Paper layer’s opacity setting to 50%.
- On the Animation panel, click the Duplicates chosen frames button.
The active frame has been replaced by a fresh Animated frame.
- Set the Paper layer’s opacity to 100%, then compare your screen to the Figure on the left.
- Choose the panel for animation.
- To hide the Paper layer in the Layers panel, click the Indicates layer visibility button.
- To conceal the Ribbons layer, click on it in the Layers panel.
- To make the Bow layer active, click it. On frame 3 of the Animation panel, the content from the Bow layer is shown. Figure to the right, please.
the frames of an animation
- Reduce the Bow layer’s opacity setting to 50%.
- In the Animation panel, click the Duplicates chosen frames option. Then, set the opacity of the Bow layer to 100%.
- Choose the panel for animation. Five frames have now been produced.
- To conceal the Bow layer, click the Indicates layer visibility button.
- To display this layer, click the Indicates layer visibility button on the Layers panel after activating the Ribbons layer in the Layers panel.
- Lower the opacity setting to fifty percent.
- Choose the Animation panel, then set the Ribbons layer’s opacity to 100%.
Animate the picture and browser.
- Make sure Forever is chosen in the Selects looping options menu, then click the first frame in the Animation panel and then the Plays animation button. Depending on the animation’s current state, the Play/Stop animation button’s appearance changes. A description of each button on the Animation panel may be found in Table 1.
- On the Animation panel, click the Stops animation button. The current frame is shown as the animation ends.
- After saving your work, disable the ruler display.
- Choose File from the application menu, choose Save for Web & Devices, then select Preview the Optimized Image to view the image in a browser. Compare your preview to the example in Figure 2.
TIP You might need to add a browser the first time you utilise this feature.
- Click Cancel in the Save for Web & Devices dialogue box after closing your browser.
- Include twinning and frame delay
A succession of frames are put together and swiftly played to give the appearance of continuous motion in animation. Each frame depicts a significant action scene. There are occasions when the action varies between frames, creating irregular or choppy motion. You can tween your animation to make the motion appear seamless in between the frames. Tweening involves the addition of frames that modify the action incrementally from one frame to the next. The term “tweening” was first used before computer animation, when an artist referred to as a “in betweener” hand-drew each frame connecting the main action frames (at a speed of 24 frames per second!).
Using the Animation Panel’s Tweening
By selecting the Tweens animation frames button on the Animation panel and then entering the desired number of interpolating frames in the Tween dialogue box, you may apply tweening to a frame. You can decide whether you want the picture to alter position, opacity, or effects, as well as whether you want the tweening to affect all layers or only the selected layer. Also, you may indicate the frame on which you want the tweening to begin as well as how many additional frames should be added in between the frames (you can add up to 999 frames in a single tween). Figure below displays a two-frame animation with four additional tween frames. The man is completely opaque in the first frame and completely transparent in the last frame. The two images seamlessly transition together when five tween frames are added (metamorphose).
Acknowledging Frame Delays
Photoshop automatically sets the frame delay, or the amount of time between each frame, when you add frames on the Animation panel. By using the Selects frame delay time button located beneath each frame, you can adjust the delay time in full or partial seconds. Each frame can have the desired frame delay time specified for it, or you can choose multiple frames and apply the same frame delay time to them all.
A frame delay setting
Simply select a frame, click the Selects frame delay time button, and then select a duration of time to modify the delay for that specific frame. Press and hold [Shift], choose the frames you want to modify the delay for, and then click any of the selected frames to access the Selects frame delay time button. Press and hold Ctrl or (Mac), select the frames you want to use, and then click the Selects frame delay time button on any of the chosen frames to modify the delay for noncontiguous frames.
Video Pixel Aspect Ratio Correction
The ratio of pixels displayed for the active monitor is automatically corrected by this feature. Without this adjustment, pixels from a widescreen TV or 16:9 monitor would seem crushed on a 4:3 monitor (typical rectangular TV). By clicking View on the application bar, navigating to Pixel Aspect Ratio, and then choosing a pixel aspect ratio, you can give a document a pixel aspect ratio. (Square is the suggested setting unless you’re utilising the image for video.) The Pixel Aspect Ratio Correction option on the View menu will be checked once you’ve chosen a pixel aspect ratio. To disable the scaling correction and see the image as it would appear on a computer monitor (with square pixels), uncheck the Pixel Aspect Ratio Correction command. Photoshop automatically scales and converts the image to fit the document’s non-square pixel aspect ratio. Moreover, images imported from Adobe Illustrator will be properly sized.
alternating animation frames
- On the Animation panel, click frame 3.
- On the Animation panel, select the Tweens animation frames option.
- Modify your Tween dialogue box’s settings to reflect those in the Figure below left.
- Press OK. After frame 3, there are an additional two frames.
- See the animation by clicking the Plays animation button on the Animation page.
- In the Animation panel, click the Stops animation button. After that, check your panel against the Figure to the right, which now has eight frames.
Define frame delay
- On the Animation panel, click frame 2.
- At the bottom of the chosen frame, click the Selects frame delay time button.
- After selecting 0.5, the frame delay for frame 2 goes from 0.2 to 0.5 seconds. To check your frame delay menu, see Figure below left.
- See the animation by clicking the Plays animation button on the Animation window.
- On the Animation panel, click the Stops animation button.
- Click the Preview the optimised image in a browser button after launching the Save for Web & Devices dialogue box.
- Close the Save for Web & Devices dialogue box before closing your browser.
- Save your work after comparing your screen to the Figure on the right below.
- Publish the picture. Read more about torrenty