Sunday, January 24, 2016

Creating Vector Illustrated Gif's

Creating an animated Gif using Adobe Ideas for iPad and uplading to ezgif animator or making your own in photoshop.

Johnny Depp and Amy Locane Cry Baby Animated Gif
Drawn with Adobe Ideas for iPad
There are many different ways for doing this. But for this quick seven frame animation, I used a Youtube clip and screen shot on iPad to get several images to trace from. I let the Youtube clip play back in full screen then take the screen shots at intervals until I think I have enough frames to draw from.

Johhny Depp and Amy Locane as
Cry Baby and Alison Vernon Williams

To take a screen shot on iPad; Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top or side of your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad then immediately press and release the Home button. You can find the Screenshot in your Photos application.
Kissing Gif Animation Frame made with Adobe Ideas for iPad
One way to easily and quickly animate is to use an online gif creator tool like EZ Gif Animator. Another way is to create layers in Photoshop. To do this go to the Photoshop menu: File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack. This will put all your images into one document on separate layers.

Cry Baby Kissing Scene Frame Animation
Go to Window >Timeline. The Timeline Window appears. Right Click in the Timeline Window and choose Create Frame Animation.
Click the Small Down Arrow in the Timeline Window and select 'Make Frames From Layers.'

Johnny Depp Kissing Amy Locrane in Cry Baby
Once you have your frames in the time line, check that each frame is showing for the desired duration, then go to File>Save For Web. Chose your Animation options such as amount of colours, size and looping options and click done. Your file will be exported as a gif. 

Illustration made with Adobe Ideas for iPad
Cry-Baby: Kiss me! Kiss me hard.
Allison: I've never given a French kiss before.
Crybaby: Watch, it's easy. You just open your mouth, 
and I open mine, 
and we wiggle our tongues together. 
And it feels real sexy.

If Adobe Ideas is no longer available to download Adobe Draw is the same thing with added functionality. The ability to draw straight lines for example, otherwise the same vector drawing app.

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