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karenontherun84
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can someone help me with a very basic guide to animated gif with elements 11?

Mar 1, 2013 12:33 PM

Hi

I bought Adobe elements 11 and have been trying to do a very basic animated gif with it.I came acroos some instructions about layering,etc but still cannot get it to work. All I want to do is add two of my school photos together so that one suddenly vanishes and the one appears.I am planning to put this on my blog.

 

The animation I want is the day time picture of teh school magically vanish and the night time picture appear.Can it be done with elements11(I wouldn't mind if someone can even do it for me so that I could deconstruct it later!).I have attached the two photos.Please remember ,my knowledge of phtoshop is abysmal and very very basic.My apologies for that.hence I might be need to be told like a 10-year old!

Please help as I need this fast! Karen.

TheGlasgowAcademysorted_2.jpgtga 150 years2.jpg

 
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    Mar 1, 2013 12:40 PM   in reply to karenontherun84

    There are lots of ways to do so.

    Just refer the following link where you can get the more details:

     

    http://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-Animated-GIF-in-Adobe-Photoshop-Eleme nts

     

    -Harshit yadav

     
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    Mar 2, 2013 1:43 AM   in reply to karenontherun84

    It’s not possible to fade between gif images but you could sandwich two layers with a black fill layer between them as I have done in this example.

     

    GlasLayer.png

     

    Then use the menu:

    File >> Save For Web

     

    Choose gif as the file type, select animate, and set your timing in seconds with continuous loop if required.

     

    Then Save.

     

    PS the images are different sizes so I had to re-size the daylight image to make it the same as the night image.

     

    Click to view

     

    Glas1image_jpeg.gif

     
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    Mar 2, 2013 1:50 AM   in reply to karenontherun84

    If preferred you could lower the opacity of the black fill layer and save as a third image.

     

    Click to view

     

    Glas1image_jpeg.gif

     
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    Mar 2, 2013 5:57 AM   in reply to karenontherun84

    To similate a fade I duplicated the daytime layer 9 times and in each I did an Edit>Fill, filling with black and Opacity 10%, 20%, ...90%.  I used a Frame Delay of 0.3 seconds. I also duplicated the daytime and nighttime layers each 3 times so those shots would stay on longer.

     

    anigif.jpg

     

    anigif.gif

     
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  • 99jon
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    Mar 2, 2013 6:00 AM   in reply to Mark Sand

    You have been busy Mark. Cool work.

     
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    Mar 2, 2013 6:11 AM   in reply to 99jon

    Thanks, 99jon.

     

    Addendum to my post:  When viewed in this forum the gif does not loop (it loops when I view it in PSE and Irfanview, but does not loop in Windows Picture Viewer). So depending where the gif ends up it may not be necessary to duplicate the nightime frame.

     
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