I need to create a banner using my 2 logos to put on a site that animates between the 2 logos. I will resize them both to 180x50px as requested. But I have no idea how to do this at all. Can I do this is photoshop cs4 or do I need to use something else? sorry if I seem thick but i am new to photoshop and really need to get this sorted asap.
Thank you to anyone who can help
In photoshop, put the 2 logos on one canvas that will be the banner. Make sure they are seperate layers. Goto Window > Animation. This will show the animation panle. In the bottom right hand corner of the panle, there is a button that will change it to frames instead of a time-line view if it isnt already. There will already be one frame there. In the top right of the panle, there is an arrow with the various commands in it, such as new frame. Make a second frame.
Select the first frame, and show one logo layer. Select the second frame, and hide the first logo, and show the second logo layer. If you play this, you simply get a flip between them, All time options are on each frame, and easy to use if you just scan over the animation panle, you should find what you need for time control and such like. If you want them to transition slowly between eachother, along the bottom of the panle, there is a button called Tween. Select that and set how many frame between the two frame you've created you want. Make sure you have the second frame selected before doing this otherwise it may not work.
To save, you have to use File > Save for Web and Mobile Devices. Use that dialouge to make sure it is a GIF, which it should be by default, and play with the options until you're happy. Note that there is a play, pause and stop button on that window for saving so you can see the effect on each frame of the animation if you use compression options and such like.
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Once you have it tweaked you would simply Save for Web & Devices in GIF format as Ricky-T noted.
Here's a handy tutorial if you want to swipe between the two logos rather than just flip back and forth.