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Rachel July 2nd, 2007 05:26 PM

Once you have completed your siggy and have all of the layers included go to Windows>Animation. You'll see the animation window pop up and your PS should looks similar to this.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...-animation.jpg

You'll notice in the animation window that there is one frame. I have already set the time to 1 sec. To change that click on the arrow at the bottom of the frame. I usually keep mine set to 1 sec., though.

Now, go to your layer's palette and make the layers that you don't want to be shown in the first frame invisible. You can see how I've done it here, but clicking on the little eye next to the layers.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...visibility.jpg

The next step is to create a new frame. Do that by clicking once on the button that I have circled below.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1.../new-frame.jpg

Now, go back to your layers palette and make the layers that you want on that frame visible and the ones that you don't want invisible.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...sibility-2.jpg

Okay, now you're ready to do the tweening.

Go back to your animation palette and click on your first frame. Then click on the tween icon. I've circled it below. (ignore the fact that I have my second frame selected in this image, you need to select your first frame).

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...een-button.jpg

Now the tween menu will pop up and look like this:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...een-window.jpg

You want the Tween with to be the next frame until you get to your last frame. I play around with the settings here a lot, but it usually depends on how many layers I have. Most commonly I set the Frames to Add to 3, and I usually leave the other boxes the same.

You'll see that it automatically added three frames to my animation and if you click on each one you can see the transition. I usually adjust the time of the three tween frames to 0.5 sec.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...irst-tween.jpg

Now click on your next frame (not the tween frames, but the next one you want to add the tween effect to. In this case, it will be the last frame) and then click the tween button again. Make sure if this is your last frame, as in this case that you change the Tween With to the First Frame.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...last-tween.jpg

To test your settings, click the play button.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...vyMummy2Be.gif

Julka July 2nd, 2007 07:05 PM

This is incredibly useful and helpful Rachel, thanks!

Rachel July 2nd, 2007 07:23 PM

Welcome!

kimbytx July 2nd, 2007 07:26 PM

Great tut...I already knew how to do it but it is interesting to me how different people use different number settings...you put it together very well

Rachel July 2nd, 2007 08:18 PM

Quote:

Great tut...I already knew how to do it but it is interesting to me how different people use different number settings...you put it together very well[/b]
Thanks Kim. I had more screen shots, but before I got a chance to save them Daniel turned the power strip for my computer off. I was kinda annoyed. I had to remake a few of them.

ShanMarie July 2nd, 2007 08:35 PM

See! I didnt know about the first frame thing! Thanks Rachel! You are awesome!

CherryBerry July 30th, 2007 05:40 AM

Thanks! Have been trying to figure it out for ages,


And the siggy you made there is fab!! :P

Rachel July 30th, 2007 03:04 PM

Quote:

Thanks! Have been trying to figure it out for ages,


And the siggy you made there is fab!! :P[/b]
LOL, had a great subject to work with. :smile:

princesskate May 13th, 2008 09:39 AM

thanks for this, ive been trying to figure it out for ages :smile:

EmmaLouise May 17th, 2008 06:02 AM

Thank you

Ive been wanting to know that!

So easy to follow too, oh and it works with PS 7

peimum September 27th, 2008 06:43 AM

Okay, I followed that, and I made one.... but now when I go to save it as a gif it tells me I have to remove the animation.... how do I avoid that?


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