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Mondays
Feb 15, 2008, 08:53 AM
So my guild in world of warcraft needs a banner
and I've made some cool ones

but what I want to do is add an animation to the banner

I have some Gifs of Boss Animations
but how would I add that animation to a banner in photoshop without it losing its animation?

Do I need to do it in InDesign?



Sdashiki
Feb 15, 2008, 09:02 AM
photoshop can not open animated gifs to where you can see the individual frames. you USED to be able to do this with ImageReady, given with photoshop.

now they want you to use Fireworks.

what really is dumb, is that PS has an animation palette and can create animated gifs, but it cant edit them!

Mondays
Feb 15, 2008, 09:11 AM
Ah, Thanks.

I'm pretty sure I have Fireworks in my graphic design class

is it a long process to add a gif to an image? or is it fairly simple?

Sdashiki
Feb 15, 2008, 09:30 AM
A gif is an image...?

Making an animated gift is as simple as creating 1 layer per animated frame.

Creating all the frames in the animation palette.

And then going 1 by 1 of the frames selectively turning on and off layers to achieve animation.

Mondays
Feb 15, 2008, 10:15 AM
I'm sorry I mean an animated gif

My mistake

something like this

http://flame.tiefighter.org/~pveale/avatars/palajudge2.gif


how would I put that into a image without it losing its animation

jerryrock
Feb 15, 2008, 06:34 PM
You need Photoshop CS3 Extended which supports video and animation.

Mondays
Feb 16, 2008, 12:48 AM
You need Photoshop CS3 Extended which supports video and animation.

okay thanks
I'm not sure what version my class has, I'll have to look into it.

Sdashiki
Feb 18, 2008, 10:31 AM
You need Photoshop CS3 Extended which supports video and animation.

AFAIK PS will not open animated gifs and allow you to see the individual frames.

Fireworks can.

jerryrock
Feb 18, 2008, 11:52 AM
AFAIK PS will not open animated gifs and allow you to see the individual frames.

Fireworks can.

PS3 extended will import animated gifs as Quicktime movies and allow frame editing via the Animation Palette.

Peace
Feb 18, 2008, 11:59 AM
PS3 extended will import animated gifs as Quicktime movies and allow frame editing via the Animation Palette.

I have PS3 Extended and it won't do that easily. Fireworks does.

tonyshucraft
Feb 18, 2008, 12:49 PM
wasn't fireworks(when Macromedia was around) basically just like photoshop? I have used barely it but don't know much about it.

Sdashiki
Feb 18, 2008, 02:46 PM
FW is for web graphics. its what ImageReady was before Adobe bought Macromedia.

ezekielrage_99
Feb 18, 2008, 05:39 PM
You can use Imageready which comes with Photoshop, it will easily be able to open and edit an animated GIF.

IMHO animated are soooo 1995, if you have the knowledge of Flash I would be creating animated banners as a SWF. The animation will be crisper and the final result will look better and usually be a smaller file size.

jerryrock
Feb 19, 2008, 12:02 AM
You can use Imageready which comes with Photoshop, it will easily be able to open and edit an animated GIF.

IMHO animated are soooo 1995, if you have the knowledge of Flash I would be creating animated banners as a SWF. The animation will be crisper and the final result will look better and usually be a smaller file size.

Imageready has been discontinued.

IgnatiusTheKing
Feb 19, 2008, 02:51 PM
If you have CS2 (or older), you have Imageready.

ezekielrage_99
Feb 19, 2008, 06:17 PM
If you have CS2 (or older), you have Imageready.

I should have said CS2, as for me I haven't updated to CS3 yet so I forgot about ImageReady being killed off...