ARTDM 170, Week 2: GIF Animation

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  • ARTDM 170, Week 2: GIF Animation

    1. 1. ARTDM 170 Week 2: GIF Animation Gilbert Guerrero gguerrero@dvc.edu gilbertguerrero.com/blog/artdm-170/
    2. 2. Turn in Your Homework Meta Refresh Slideshow Files
    3. 3. Your Folder • Put everything in a folder with your lastname and first initial. • Drag and drop your folder onto my dropbox • Example: smith-h slideshow slide1.html slide1stop.html slide2.html
    4. 4. General Folder Organization • Click to add content
    5. 5. General Folder Organization
    6. 6. Volunteers? Meta Tag "Refresh" Animations
    7. 7. GIF Animation
    8. 8. GIF Basics • Pronounced "JIF" like the peanut butter (but it depends on who youʼre talking to.) • GIF is a format for images on the Web ‣ Transparency ‣ Small Images ‣ Limited to 256 color palette • Good for line drawings, large blocks of color, computer generated graphics • Ability to animate a series of images
    9. 9. Where are they on the Web? • Banner ads! • Spinning 3D logos! • "Under Construction" pages • Mailbox icons • Talking or Blinking Cats • MySpace comments  
    10. 10. Where else are they? • Loading animations  ‣ Orbitz  ‣ Expedia  ‣ Common AJAX  
    11. 11. Where else are they? • Animated headers and Flash alternates
    12. 12. Where else? •  ART ‣ Katie Bush
    13. 13. Letʼs make a GIF Animation
    14. 14. Photoshop for GIF Animation • In Photoshop, open the Animation window. • Make frames from layers • Turn layers on and off for each frame • Adjust duration and looping • Use Save for Web and Devices...
    15. 15. Tips • Turn off layers before duplicating • Duplicate any elements that need to rotate or change in size • Use the same layer for changes in position
    16. 16. Homework, due Feb 9 • Create two GIF animations ‣ Artistic, creative animation using photography, drawings, or some other artwork ‣ Create a loading animation that loops forever • Watch this tutorial on creating loading animations

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