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How to make an animation in Photoshop

Make a Photoshop document. On the first layer type 1. Call the layer 1.

Duplicate the layer.

Call the new layer 2.

Using the type tool, click on the box and type 2. Do not use the type tool to draw a new box as this makes a new layer appear and you don’t want that.

Duplicate the layer.

Call the layer 3.

Now I have three layers. Window > Animation.

A menu will appear. I clicked on this button to get the frames view.

For the first frame I clicked off the 2nd and 3rd layer.

I clicked to make a new frame.

For the second frame I clicked off layer 1 and 3.

I clicked to make a new frame.

For frame three I clicked off layer 1 and 2. I then clicked on the frame to get this menu to show.

I selected to show layer 1 for two seconds.

I selected to show layer 2 for two seconds.

I selected to show layer 3 for two seconds.

I then clicked on frame 1, pressed control and clicked on the frame 2 so that both were high lighted.

I clicked the tween button and added in 5 transition frames. I clicked OK.

I then highlighted frame 2 and 3 so they were both selected.

I clicked the tween button.

I added in 5 transition frames. I clicked OK.

I clicked the play button to see what it looked like.

I didn’t like how it looked because the sequence played too quickly so I changed the transition frames to show for 0.1 seconds. You can see that I can select more than one frame at a time.

I tried that but it didn’t look good so I set all the transition frames to 0 seconds and kept the three original frames at 2 seconds. I tried this out and it looked good.

Now I needed to save it. File > Export > Save for Web and Devices.

I saved it as a gif. Click Save.

Select Images Only. Click save.

I then opened up Firefox and dragged and dropped the gif into Firefox.

I had my gif set to show the sequence once.

I changed the setting to Forever which means it loops.

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Photoshop to Dreamweaver

First I logged on to Moodle and downloaded the image of the website. I do not have a reference for this image because the tutor supplied it. You can see it is made of lots of different layers.

I use the slice tool to make a box around all the elements. If I want to adjust the size of the box I use the slice select tool.

Here is how the image looks now that it has been sliced in to sections.

Then I clicked file > save for web & devices.

I clicked on one of the squares. I choose jpeg…

…and I clicked save.

I clicked new folder. I called it welcome page and clicked create.

I clicked HTML and images and…

…clicked save.

I then duplicated the webpage file and renamed it to make the second page.

I then went to where I had saved the work.

I right clicked on the folder > open with > firefox.

This is how it looks in the browser.

I opened Dreamweaver. I clicked on portfolio.html

I clicked site > new site.

I then chose the root folder.

Here is how it looks in Dreamweaver.

I then opened the duplicated welcome-page file as well.

On the second page I clicked on the green box and hit the backspace button. This made the picture disappear.

Then I made a new picture to replace the one I just deleted. I made a new file in Photoshop using dimensions I got from Dreamweaver.

I then saved it. I should have saved it in the root folder which is the folder called ‘Welcome Page’.

I made a quick and simple design.

File > save for web and devices.

I clicked save here.

I clicked save.

On the second page I then inserted the image to fill the blank space. Insert > Image.

I clicked on my picture and clicked choose.

I clicked yes. This error message popped up because I failed to save the picture in the root folder. The folder called ‘Welcome Page’.

Then a box popped up and I typed in a description of the image.

This is how it looks now with the new, inserted image.

I clicked on this link in Dreamweaver.

The name of the image appears in the source field.

I then clicked on the target and dragged the cursor over to right on to portfolio.html

I then clicked on the Home slice. The name of the image appeared in the Source field.

I clicked the target and dragged the cursor over to the right on to welcome-page. Welcome-page then appears in the Link field.

File > save

File > Preview in Browser > Safari

The webpage now looks like this. I clicked around to make sure it worked.

In Photoshop I turned off the visibility of the upper layer. This made the image underneath visible.

I took the slice tool and I drew new slices over the links so that when I saved the file I would have an image for when the button was rolled over and for when it wasn’t.

Then I was able to choose the Slice Select Tool,Then I right clicked on the slice using the slice select tool. I choose the option Edit Slice Options.

A box popped up where the name could be changed to something descriptive.

I typed in Home_on.

Then I did the same for portfolio…

…and for Contact.

File > Save for web and devices.

I clicked save.

I clicked the option HTML and Images. I clicked save.

I clicked replace.

I selected and deleted the image.

I then clicked Image Objects > Rollover Image.

I selected Home_off.gif from the list and clicked Choose.

I saved again.

I then did the same for the Portfolio_On.gif

I selected the original image and the new, rollover image from the list and clicked Ok.

File > Preview in browser > Firefox.

This is how it looks.

I rolled over the link called Portfolio and it turned white.