This is my gif of my character Enrique who I designed to use in my animation video for the song ‘Takillya’. I used photoshop to create the gif by changing it to a motion, I done this by hovering the mouse over window, workspace then clicking motion. A timeline appeared at the bottom to which you then click ‘create video timeline. Make sure it’s on frame animation mode, then insert your template of the picture you want to draw. Turn the opacity down so you can still see it but so it’s more of a tracing style. Create a new layer and use the brush tool in black to draw over one part of the picture for example with my character the first thing I traced was the hat. Then click the duplicate selected frames button. Create a new layer and add another body part on, keep repeating the process till you build up a step by step animation. You may have to select and deselect the eye button by each layer dependent on which one you want showing.
This is my first animation I produced in photoshop, it involves the ‘my little mermaid’ character moving around the beach and sea, which is my background, and she ends up in the sea. I done this by dragging the background, from google images, and dragged it onto photoshop. I then got the character of google images and deleted her white background with the magic wand tool. Furthermore, I placed her in the first position where I wanted the animation to start. I turned photoshop into a motion by clicking on Window, then workspace then clicked the motion button until a tick appeared next to it. Afterwards, I converted it to frame animation then I selected the copy button followed by the tweens animation fames, I selected 5 frames and made the time ‘no delay’. This created my animation.
Who by? Craig gamerboy
When? Feb 8th 2009
What do I like about it?
I like the fact the tempo matches the song perfectly as it makes up for the not so good graphics. I like composition of the stick men as I think it tells a good story. The transitions are very stiff and not smooth but that doesn’t take away the amazing animation.
Who by? The superman lovers
When? November 30th 2011
What do I like about it?
I like the tempo of the song with the video as I think it fits really well.
It has a slightly vintage effect on it which compliments the song and the video well.
The colours tend to stay on the darker side. I also like the animation itself as it is presented well. I like the movement of each character, it’s as if it’s a real life story…but just weird.
When: 14th November 2012
What I like about it?
I like the layers of all the different characters, the composition is really good. I like the cartoon idea and the catchy song of course. I like the adding of new characters as the layers are built up slowly over the course of the song. I like the constant movement of the characters and their routine of their little dance. I like the style of the animation. I find the transition very interesting and I find it easy to watch.