This week for my light photography project, I created an animated flower image.
To create this image I worked through the following steps:
- First, I took three photos with my camera: one of a light=drawing of the flower pot with a stem, one of the flower petals, and one of the leaves.
- I have used Adobe Photoshop before and know how to use it fairly well so I opened the three photos with this program.
- I have seen the program Adobe ImageReady (it comes with Photoshop) – which allows you to create animated images so I decided to try it out.
- The website I used to help me was the following “Animation in Adobe Photoshop/ImageReady” which I found to be a good resources showing you the basic steps. So I opened the photos and created layers for each part of the flower: I broke down the parts of the stem, petals and leaves into smaller slices. Then I exported the file to ImageReady and created a series of 64 frames from those images. The frames when put together create an animated image.
- I had also taken individual photos of the letters of the word ‘flower’ and added them to the animated image.
- The image is a .gif file.
- It enjoyed creating the image even thought it took me a long time to produce the end product.
- Sorry my explanation isn’t very detailed, it’s kind of hard to explain.
This was the video I watched that inspired my image: