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TUTORIAL BY PSCS5; How to make these .gif effects
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
For the 1st .GIF:
1. Make your .gif
2. Edit and put coloring
3. After your done editing your .GIF, save it like you normally do in Save for Web and Devices
4. Reopen your .GIF
5. Go to View → Click on Rulers
6. For the ruler at the top, click on the ruler and drag the down. For the ruler at the left, click on the ruler and drag to the right to get the blue lines.
7. Now select the first frame layer and make a small square using the blue guide lines. Like this (ignore the other line in the middle I forgot to screen cap this part so I have to use this):
8. To delete the square, select the Rectangular Marquee Tool and make the square in the middle like this:
9. Go to Select → Inverse. Your image should now look like this:
10. Select on the layer and press DELETE on your keyboard. Your image now looks like this:
11. Go to the second frame layer and drag four more blue lines and place them around the first square so that you can make the other one:
12. You can get rid of the first four blue lines that you used to make your four squares so that you don’t get confused. I kept mine because it helped helped me give me the visual of my .gif.
13. Now select the Rectangular Marquee tool again and make a square around your second set of blue lines:
14. Select → Inverse. Should look like this:
15. Click DELETE. Your image should look like this:
16. Now follow those same steps until your entire .gif is now visible.
For the 2nd and 3rd .GIF:
1. Make your .GIF, edit, add coloring, etc etc.
2. Download this Texture Pack. Open up image 7.
3. I resized the texture to a 245px background and made the texture longer so I didn’t run out of it, you can use my edited version of the texture if you want. Save the picture:
4. Put your texture at the top of your .GIF. I duplicate the texture 2 more times and put it in a group. You don’t have to do this, I just wanted the texture to be a little more visible. But I do suggest to put your texture in a Group.
5. Select the move tool.
6. Select the second frame of your .GIF and select your texture or if you put the texture in a group select the group.
7. Now start dragging the texture up with your upward arrow key on your keyboard. I moved my texture up four times. I’d suggest you to do the same because it’s not necessary to move it up so much.
8. Okay now this part it not really confusing but it might be to you so pay very attention at the pictures. Make your texture invisible: x
9. Duplicate your texture and rename it by clicking it twice, rename it 3 so that you know that the texture belongs to frame 3: x
10. Click on your texture 2 and make it visible again: x
12. Now on texture 3 move it up 4 times.
13. Your repeat the same process for each frame until you done with your .gif. So again, I make texture 3 invisible → I duplicate it → Rename it 4 → Make texture 3 visible again → Click on frame 4 → Make texture 4 visible → Move it up four times.
14. I tried and see if I could find a way to make this easier but the methods I tried did not work. Once you get the hang of it, it will be easy. It took me 10 mins to get it done and I have like 30 frames on mine. So it isn’t hard. But if you happen to find an easier way, do it that way, you don’t need to follow these exact steps. :)
15. On the .GIF 3 in my example with Adam and the baby, you see how the texture is going down, if you want that effect on your .gif, instead of pressing the upward arrown key on your keyboard, click on the downward arrow key it press down four times. And then you just repeat the same steps.
For the last .GIF:
1. Make three .GIFS. Make sure that one of the .GIFS you use has enough frames to put the other two. And as for the other two .gif not many frames is required max of 9-12 is good. Edit your .gifs and save each one. When you open your .gifs put each one in a group!
2. Now take one of the small .gifs and Select all frames:
3. Now go back and click Copy Frames:
4. Select the frame that you want your first small .gif to start. I started mine on frame 5.
5. Now select the number of frames on your big .gif that your small .gif contains. For example, my small .gif had 12 frames. Now I am going to select 12 frames from my big .gif so that when I place it those 12 frames go on the other 12 selected frames from my big .gif. So I started with 5 counted 12 frames and ended up with layer 16 so I selected those frames (hope this makes sense I don’t know how to properly explain it lol):
6. Now go to Paste Frames:
7. Click on Over Selection.
8. You should have your .gifs placed now.
9. Select the first frame of the small .gif and select the group, reduce the opacity.
10. Now select the next frames and make the opacity more visible until you have the .gif fully visible and the last couple of frames, select the group and make it less visible until you no longer see the small .gif:
11. Now your going to repeat the same process for the other small .gif. I skipped two frames from my last layer of the small .gif which was layer 16 and then I placed the .gif:
YOUR DONE! I hope these made sense. I sorta rush through it so :3
I didn’t make this, but it’s a nice visual representation of TVD’s lack of diversity. I’m assuming it was made very, very early in season 2 since it doesn’t include Lucy or the Martins.
I particularly like the part about Bonnie being the fandom’s dartboard because whether you like to acknowledge it or not, it’s true.
Derek and his puppies..
oh god this is so lame