I'm not able "Save for web" while making a banner. Please help!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Stephiebby, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Stephiebby macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009
    I'm on photoshop elements and I am making a banner for a friend of mine. I have had problems with making animations in the past and it's annoying me.

    I know that to do the animation I do each thing in a diffrent layer, which I've done. The last few slides have decreasing opacity and I don't know if that could be affecting it. I also have two slides with simplified text.

    I have around 37 layers and plan on adding more but I wanted to see how it looked so far.

    When I go to File and attempt to click "Save for Web" It won't let me.
    This is what it looks like:

    Also in the past I haven't been able to change the frame delay how can I?

    This is pretty urgent and I need this information as soon as possible.
  2. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2004
    Hmm weird. I've never used Photoshop Elements before (only Photoshop), but have you tried flattening the banner before trying to save it for web? There shouldn't be a problem with having a lot of layers, although maybe Photoshop Elements may have some limitation? I dunno...

    Is this an animated banner, or just simply an image?


    So it is an animated banner...Maybe you should try to merge some layers and minimize the amount of layers you use for the GIF. If you want that many layers, it's probably best to animate using Flash rather than using GIF, since GIF files are used more for very simple animations, not complex ones with too many layers.
  3. Stephiebby thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009
    Someone told me that I couldn't use opaque layers so I got rid of them but it still wont work. Elements says it can also support up to 10,000 layers also so I don't think it is a huge problem.

    I've used flash in the past and it worked well so maybe I'll use that but is really expensive. Is there any other program that is less expensive I can use?
  4. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Can you try exporting it as a .GIF?
  5. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2003
    you wish
    I have never used Elements, but I have encountered a few apps that won't let you export unless you save the work document to disk first – have you or is it an untitled document?
  6. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2004
    That's what the OP is trying to do, but you can only do it through the "Save For Web" option, which is grayed out for some reason.

    I can't think of any other "cheap" solutions other than Flash or Photoshop. If you have Adobe Fireworks by any chance, that's another app that'll create animated GIFs.
  7. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Again, not come across this particular issue: it may be worth downloading the trial version of Photoshop to get you out of your urgent problem?

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