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Animating in photoshop.

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LadyKuki Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
How does one animate in Photoshop? Unlike GIMP, I find it kind of hard to animate in this program. You guys may be wondering: "Why aren't you using GIMP then?" It's because I'm making pixel icons and for some reason, if you were to animate an avatar with more than seven frames, then it would be considered to big of a file to be uploaded on deviantART. (If you animate pixel icons using GIMP) So, I'm wondering if anyone is willing to give me some straightforward tutorials on this, because majority of the tutorials on this subject matter isn't specific enough for me. ^^;

Or maybe give me some advice on how to make pixel icon animations on GIMP without having to stick with the 7-frame limit. :aww: That would also be nice.

Thanks in advance.
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achipps Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the avatar limits.

The dimensions must be exactly 50x50 pixels and no more than 15kb

So if the size in not 50x50 pixels, it will not load. If the file size is bigger than 15kb then it will not load.

Here are ways to make a gif file use less;

Color pallet get saved with the images, so using less colors can help.

Don't use Dither.

Adjust the compression to it is more lossy with out it looking too bad.

Don't use Interlacing.
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LadyKuki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot! I'll keep that in mind! :D
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hedwards Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Hmm, are you sure that your compression settings are correct? This sounds like you're using a non-optimal setting there resulting in larger filesize.
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LadyKuki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
No... now that you tell me this, I don't think so... :stare:

Could you tell me how to fix it, please?
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hedwards Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I haven't done this in years. I haven't needed to use .gifs in that long. But, when you export the image as a .gif you'll get a screen with options on it. You'll probably need to experiment as I'm really not sure which ones are going to be worth using, but the compression slider starts at 9 by default, sliding it down to 4 or 5 is probably a good place to start.
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LadyKuki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Alright. Thanks a lot! ;)
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
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LadyKuki Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the video!
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LittleSardines Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Your post reminded me that I made a tutorial on this subject a while back! =)

[link] <- Hopefully it helps you out! :heart:
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LadyKuki Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks haha. I'll check it out later. :D
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