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Does anyone know how to create an animated image in photoshop?
I have 2 photos of comet Holmes, one from the night of the outburst and
the other from a few nights ago.
I want to overlay the two then get them to blink to show the movement
and size increase.

I'm pretty sure its on the net but I reckon one of you lot may have doe it before.

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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: Photoshop help

Hi Frank,

What you are asking for is an animated GIF and which is not doable via Photoshop. For this purpose, you need software which constructs animated GIFs ... Google with "animated GIF construction" should be all you need.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Photoshop help

You can morph the two with this free piece of software: Sqirlz Morph
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Photoshop help

And if you get stuck, send them over to me and I'll use Flash.
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Photoshop help

Cheers, thanks lads.
I can make it an animated gif alright.
I just thought it or something like it was possible in PS.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Photoshop help

And if you get stuck, send them over to me and I'll use Flash.


The program can output in flash or avi, which is nifty.
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Photoshop help

For ALL it CAN do......................PS cant do animated GIF's.

That function really should be added on to the program.

PS is the choice of professional graphic designers (i'm still learning its functions after 3 yrs..............but i'm not a qualified GD).

PS for me is all about "trial and error". I dabble with it for fun to get to know it.
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Replied by Euronymous on topic Re: Photoshop help

Some versions of Photoshop CS have animated GIF capabilities, such as CS3. You just make frames from layers and plug them in sequence.
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Replied by cjbigboy on topic Re: Photoshop help

Imageready which is part of Photoshop is for creating animated gifs, and other web graphics. (I use it every day as thats what I do for a living)

I'm not sure if it was bundled with all versions of Photoshop, but certainly from 5 to CS2 its there. Since Adobe & Macromedia's merge CS3 came out but doesnt have Imageready as such, but has some of the built in functions.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_ImageReady

If you open the images in photoshop, then create layers with the various images that you wish to animate on top of the first image, then click edit in Imageready by clicking the icon at the bottom of the tool palette with two orange feathers.

This starts up Imageready if not already running. Open the animation window, create the required number of animation frames, then in the layer palette show each layer in a separate animation frame by switching on or off the eye symbol. Give each frame an animation time and away you go.... you can then save as an animated gif or export to Flash (although the flash isn't very good IMHO)


Hope this helps

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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Photoshop help

Imageready which is part of Photoshop is for creating animated gifs, and other web graphics.

I didnt know Imageready was part of Photoshop. When i bought my PC i got Imageready as part of the package. I didnt get PS (i had to get that my own way).

I really dont spend much time with digital imaging, but now i am taking an interest in astro photography.....................i am sre i'll be spending more and more time using digital imaging programs.
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Replied by cjbigboy on topic Re: Photoshop help

Hi Paul

Every version of Photoshop I've had has Imageready included in the package. I guess they were shipping it as a graphics program in its own right on pc's. Although it's not as powerful as PS, it has things such as Animations that PS can't do.

I use it chiefly in web design for page template creation before importing into Dreamweaver.

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Photoshop help

Hi CJ,
thanks for that,
I do all the graphic design stuff for the company I work for
and I was using an old version of PS that I brought in myself.
We just reciently got new PC's and I happened to mention it to
the boss that the version of PS I had was old.
He went and bought CS3!


Wowie.
I'm gonna be biiizzzeee at work this week!

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Replied by cjbigboy on topic Re: Photoshop help

Hi Frank

the following might be of interest to you as it refers to the animated gif capabilities of PS CS3. kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb400899

Since the Adobe/Macromedia merge, they have dropped Imageready in favour of Fireworks CS3.

I haven't tried any of the new CS3's but think I 'm going to stick with CS2

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Photoshop help

CS3!! nice :D
Do let us know how it works compared to older photoshops...
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Photoshop help

CS2 gave me problems before, so I just rolled back to my old copy of PS6 and everything was fine. Has anyone else here had a problem with PS CS's?

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