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Friday, August 19, 2011

2nd Tutorial...

This is also an example of a GIF format picture but I'm still a newbie on this subject and I'm still kinda self-teaching myself on it by clicking here and there. I recommend that you do that too after reading this tutorial because it's kinda a basic thing that you can start working with.

Today I would like to write a tutorial on how to make a GIF. format picture, for example like my header above. (Took it down cuz I dont like it anymore)

It's a request from my former classmate and dear friends which are Aremiroul Akim and K. Zhariff~

Okay, let's start~
First you should prepare everything first such as :-

1. Adobe Photoshop C5 Extended Version / Gimp (but I wont be doing a tutorial on it cuz I dont own one plus I dont really know how) - It is my sorrow that only this Ps have the software to make a gif pic but if there are other Ps that are a lower version than mine that still have this feature, it is also recommended that you use that as well. (You may want to read my previous tutorial if you want to have the latest Ps installed - Free Downloading at Your Own Risks)

2. A work plan - It is strongly advice that you plan first what kind of animation, text or anything that you wish to display before starting on your project. Trust me, it is a lot easier rather than a spontaneous project.

3. Edited pictures - edit those pictures first so that you dont have to do it twice. (It was my first mistake in making this gif picture ^_^;)

4. A photobucket account - Yes, an account. Why??? Because if you tried to upload the gif format picture directly from your PC such as I did before, it wont work. The picture wouldnt change as you have saved it before. I know it is a hassle to do two things before you can post it onto your blog but that just the way it is. If anyone feel reluctant to make a photobucket account, I would suggest that you try uploading the picture straight from your PC and see if it work because for me, it didnt.

5. Time - Of course you're gonna need time because it took me about 1 and a half hours to make my header and 2 hours to make my syndrome IFUUFI pictures. Even this tutorial took me about 2 days to complete it in details. (This is not that important but still it wouldnt hurt if you finish it quickly rather than continuing afterward)

6. A very comfortable place to work at - It may sound crazy but trust me, you'll thank me by following my advice because making this things take up a lot of your time. Once when I was experimenting on this I sat on my bed and my Kuro (laptop's name) on my lap, when I tried getting up, I lost my footing and fell onto the floor due to cramps. It took about 10 minutes for my blood to regulate normally for me to get up and walk. T_T

Second, the steps of making a GIF format picture :-

1. Open your Ps.

2. Locate the 'Motion' button as instructed in the picture below. It can be found at the top right and in the Window > Workspace > Motion. By clicking it, an animation kinda tab will appear on the bottom of the screen.

3. Please bear in mind about what I have told you to prepare first. It is very important that everything is laid out within your reach. Make sure you Ps have the layer tab that I circle below on the left of the picture. Choose whether you want a transparent or not background. Afterward, look towards the bottom of the screen and notice where I circled on the 'duplicate' button. Duplicated as much as you want, it depends on what kind of animation you're trying to do. It is also advice to edit the first box first, to see the full layout. It is important that you dont merge or anchor down any layer that you want to animate.

4. Insert all your desired items such as pics, text, and effects on the texts or pics. Arrange them in place as you like. Make sure everything is to your preferences. Try experimenting on your own on how you want the animation to run. Mine would be just blinking text by making all the even slide with no 'Thank You' text and when I played it on the panel, it would look as if it was blinking.

5. To save a GIF format picture. Click File > Save for Web & Devices... Because I still dont know everything about it. I just suggest that you dont make any changes onto the file and just save it.

6. Then if you still not sure about the pic and want to redo it, I suggest that you do not close the Ps without saving it. It is advice that you save it as a psd. format or just click save.

7. Afterward, upload it through photobucket and post it anywhere that you like. Here is the result in the end~
Hope this tutorial have given you inspiration on how to glamorize your own blog even more than before.

I hereby claims all the rights on this tutorial.
If anyone would like to link this please credit it to me.
Thank you.

p/s: If there is still confusion on this matter, please ask and I'll answer it ASAP and ABAIC (XD, My new terms of As Best As I Can.)

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Islam is for me~
الله اكبر الله اكبر
Allah is Great, Allah is Great
الله اكبر كبيرا
Allah is the Greatest
والحمد لله كثيرا
And All praise be to Allah
وسبحان الله بكرة وأصيلا
And glory be to him morning and evening.
ولا اله الا الله وحده
And There is no god but Allah, alone
صدق وعده ونصر عبده وأعز جنده وهزم الاحزاب وحده
He was true to His promise, He granted victory to His follower, He supported His group, And He conquered the parties of evil all by Himself.
لا اله الا الله
There is no god but Allah.
ولا نعبد الا اياه مخلصين له الدين ولو كره الكافرون
we worship no one but Him, we will sincerely follow the religion for Him,
Even against the wishes of the unbelievers.