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Photoshop Animation Tutorial №1
Basic Animation


This tutorial will give you the basics on
making an animation in Adobe Photoshop
I want to make an animation of a bomb exploding in a field.
The first thing I do is open my picture that I want to use for a background.

I used this one:
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation Backgroundscene3
https://2img.net/h/i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b430/RapsGraphics/Backgroundscene3.png

Now I need to have all the parts for my explosion. I have them all in this one strip file. I open it in its own window.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation K-Poof2
https://2img.net/h/i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b430/RapsGraphics/K-Poof2.png

The secret to doing animation in Photoshop is in the Layers and Animation Frames windows. If you don't see your Animation window at the bottom of the screen or Layers window on the right of the screen, go to Windows in the menu bar and select Layers and Animation.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation Animwindow22

What you need to remember is, all parts & pieces of the animation will go in the Layers Window. So I need to copy and paste each part of the explosion from my strip file. Just use the Rectangular Marquee Selection Tool to select each part.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2selection2

Copy/paste into the animation. Make sure you do this in order or you'll get confused. You'll see that as you paste each part into the picture, it will add a layer in the layers window. You can move each part using the Move ToolAnimation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 11-2-20101-26-11PM2 to make sure it's where you want it.
Here's what your Layer Window will look like when you get all parts pasted in:
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2alllayers2

Now you need to make your frames of the animation. In the Layers Window you'll see an eyeball next to each layer. That shows that the layer is visible. Deselect all those (just click on them) except for the background layer. That needs to be visible in all frames. You'll see there is already a Frame #1 in the Animation Window. You'll see the background picture in it.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2animframebkgrnd2

Time to put the first part of your explosion in your animation!
Click on Duplicate Frame (Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2animframebkgrnd22) in the Animation Window

You'll see a duplicate of the first frame. To get the first part of the explosion in the picture, go to the Layer Window and click on the visibility box Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 11-2-20101-31-53PM2 for the first part of the explosion (you'll see the eyeball show up). Now you should see it in the picture. Make sure it's where you want it. You can move it in the picture with the Move Tool (the arrow right above the Rectangular Marquee Selection Tool)
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2place1stlayer2

Click on add a New Frame again. Now deselect the first part of the explosion so it's not visible and click on the second part of the explosion.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2make3rdframe2

Continue on in this manner until all parts of the explosion are added in their own frames. Now click RunAnimation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation Run You should see your animation.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2run2

It's running kind of fast at the default speed of "No Delay".
So we need to slow it down a little. Select the first frame, hold Shift and click on the last frame. All frames should be highlighted now.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2selectallframes2

On the frames you'll see a little triangle next to the 0 sec. Click on it and select .2 sec.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2timeset2

Now the animation runs a little more realistic.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation Withdelay22

The animation is set to loop by default. It looks unrealistic with the explosion starting right away again so I want it to sit idle for a little bit between explosions. Set the time for a couple of seconds or how ever long you want. Do this on just the first frame.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 25secstart2

Now it looks better.
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation Stallstart22

You can set the animation to loop continuously, once or whatever you like here:
Animation in PS Tutorial №1 - Basic Animation 2loop2

When your all done go to Menu and select Save for Web and Devices.
Click Save
Your all done and congratulations on your first animation!    
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