An overview of a series of images or animations creates the appearance of movement. Photoshop allows you to generate animations from images. You can create animations by making small changes to different images and adjusting the time it takes for them to appear. When you convert an image to HTML for display on a web page, the slices in the cells of the HTML table are converted and the animation is converted to a file in the object folder. Extend your Photoshop skills to video
You can use Photoshop Extended and Apple QuickTime® applications to play and customize your videos. Almost all Photoshop skills that can be applied to doujin images can also be applied to video clips. Also, you don’t have to invest in luxurious and expensive camcorder equipment to record video. In fact, commonly available autofocus digital cameras have the ability to record video. (So get ready to take advantage of your inner Scorsese!)
Customize images with Camera Raw
Images taken with your own digital camera can be edited using the Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw dialogs. You can use the Camera Raw dialog box to customize RAW images (and JPG and TIFF formats) while preserving all the original image data.
II. Create and play basic animations
You can use almost any kind of graphic image to create interesting animation effects. You can move objects in the image and superimpose them on top of each other. Placing the image you want to animate in a file allows you to decide when and how to play the animation. Create an animation in the Animation panel Keep in mind that animations are just a series of photos that are displayed quickly to give the illusion of movement.
The Animation panel displays thumbnails of animated images at each frame. Frames are the individual images used in the animation. When you create a new frame in the Animation panel, you can duplicate the current frame and change the duplicated frame as needed. The layer displayed in the panel layer is displayed in the selected frame, that is, the animation. Here’s how to create a simple animation:
â – Load the image into a file. â – Hides everything except one layer. â – Duplicate the frame, turn off the visible layer, then turn on the layer you want to see.
If you look at the Layers panel in the figure below, you can see that there are images on the two layers. The Animation panel contains a total of two frames, one for each layer. If you select frame 1, the man will appear in the image. Select Box 2 to see the women. When you play the animation, the images of men and women alternate.
Move and delete frames
To move the frame to another location, click the frame in the Animation panel and drag it to the new location. To select consecutive frames, hold down the [Shift] key and click the frames you want to include. To select non-adjacent frames, hold down Ctrl (Win) or (Mac) and click the frames you want to include. To delete a frame, click the Animation panel and then drag it to the Delete Selected Frame button in the Animation panel.
You can set the number of times an animation has been played by clicking the arrow in the animation panel menu and then clicking once, three times, permanently, or otherwise. Select Other to open the Loop Count Set Settings dialog where you can enter the required number of loops.
If you’re ready to preview your animation, you have several options.
â – You can use the buttons at the bottom of the animation panel. Click the Play Animation button to play the animation. â – You can preview and test your animation in your browser by clicking the optimized Preview Image in the browser button of the Save for Web and Devices dialog box.
Convert animation frames to timelines
The animation panel shows standard frames, but you can change the panel to show the timeline. You can change the screen by clicking the Link to Timeline Animation button in the lower right corner of the Animation (Frame) panel. (Click the Convert to Frame Animation button to redisplay the frame when the timeline is displayed.) The following figure shows the Animation panel. Drag the bar on each layer of the animation to update the image and see the effect of the changes. The animation panel shows standard frames, but you can change the panel to show the timeline. To change the screen, click the Switch to Timeline Animation button in the lower right corner of the Animation (Frame) panel. (Click the Convert to Frame Animation button to redisplay the frame when the timeline is displayed.) The following figure shows the Animation panel. Drag the bar on each layer of the animation to update the image and see the effect of the changes.