Thanks to #adobegenpro I learned how to make GIFS with Photoshop today.
Here is my first attempt, it’s very bad but hey, it’s a still image that I animated, which I – as a person who just started knowing how to animate things – think is pretty impressive haha.
This is supposed to be a cat that wiggles its tail and then sneers. The sneer isn’t really visible, but I tried haha!
Just want to say that at first I had a couple of problems with it: When I created it in photoshop it was perfectly fine and looped (repeated) great. Then when I exported and tried it in a browser (Chrome) it was SUPER fast- like you could barely even see it move and it only animated once then froze. The point of a GIF is to for it to keep looping.
Here is the first trial:
I then asked one of the instructors/helper on the #adobegenpro Twitter community and Flo was amazing, she asked me to send her my file via email so she could check it out, then gave me constructive as well as positive and motivating feedback. She told me what was wrong that made it freeze (last frame was set to 10 seconds so it didn’t really freeze but it stopped for a long time and then repeated) and that it was too fast because every frame before the last was set to 0.1 seconds, when I tried making the last frame shorter and every other frame before that longer, this was the result:
I couldn’t have figured that out on my own. So I thank Flo for all her help!
Another note: This course started about a couple of weeks ago but I only just started interacting with it because I was crazy busy the past few days. This was the first assignment so I just wanted to say how much I appreciated everyone’s willingness to help even though everyone is far along in the course and I am only just starting.
Also, just want to say how amazing this learning community is. Everyone is very interactive, very helpful and welcoming. Honestly haven’t seen or encountered that in any online course before. Noticed that people are interacting more on the Facebook group than the Twitter hashtag, I wonder why.
Until next animation post 😉