[Tutorial] How to Make Animated Avatars [Tutorial]

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  1. malibusurfer93

    malibusurfer93 Banned

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    This tutorial demonstrates how to make an animated avatar in Photoshop CS3.

    First create a new document with the size 100x100.

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    Then create your first shape or place your first image. Just depends on what your avatar has.

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    Now if you are using a shape and want to keep that shape right click on your layer, then click duplicate layer. If you are using images just create a new layer and put the next image in.

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    Now keep doing that and moving around your shapes until all of your layers are what you want each frame to be.

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    Once youre happy with them click Window>Animation.

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    You should now have the animation toolbar at the bottom of your screen

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    Now highlight all of your layers in the layers panel and click the menu button under the x in the animation toolbar (circled in red). Then click Make Frames From Layers.

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    Now click that same menu but this time click on Convert to Frame Animation

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    Now you should see all of your frames. Under each frame is a time. That time is how long each frame will be displayed for. Adjust these to what you want them to be. Also there is a menu under frame one that says Once. Click it and change it to Forever if you want your gif to keep animating.

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    Once youre happy with all of that, go to File>Save for Web & Devices

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  2. malibusurfer93

    malibusurfer93 Banned

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    Your gif should be animating in the preview. If not then go back and see what step you missed. On the right side there are a bunch of options. These are for your preference. Just choose what you want.

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    Once all of your options are selected click Save. This screen will come up now. Save to where you want it but make sure to save it as Images Only.

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    Now youre done. You should have your animated avatar ready to be put up.

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  3. Kevdanclay

    Kevdanclay Banned

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    great job!!!
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  5. malibusurfer93

    malibusurfer93 Banned

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    i used to have one. just switched over to this for a while
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    I didn't even know I could do that in CS3, thanks for the tut.
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    Cool thanks!! I thought I would need flash to do this.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Flash makes animation a lot more fun.

    In Ps CS3, you can save the animation as a Quicktime movie as well.
  9. malibusurfer93

    malibusurfer93 Banned

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    flash confuses me. photoshop is just much easier
  10. Ipodtouch97

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    thanx for this tutorial!!

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