How to animate specific areas of image for animated GIF?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by piblondin, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. piblondin macrumors member

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    I'm wondering how to make images like this one: http://fromme-toyou.tumblr.com/post/3585673078/her-job-is-fashion

    It appears that she shot a video and then took one frame as the static image and then used other frames to create an animation of particular elements. But I'm really not sure. It seems like only the outer layers of hair move in this image, while everything underneath stays static. There are several other similar examples on the blog. What software do I need to make something like this? And what's the rough process for doing so? Thanks!
     
  2. KeithPratt macrumors 6502a

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    Cut out the region you want to remain static in Photoshop, and paste that on top of each frame, et voila: still face, moving hair.
     
  3. piblondin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I'll give his a try. Seems like it will require a tripod, yeah?
     
  4. piblondin thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, would there be a way to stabilize and crop the image, if I shot it handheld?
     

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