Hi i am using CS2 and have just started to look into little animated GIFs, and i have to admit i cannot figure out the animation tool in photoshop. I have an incredibly basic stick man to start with, with one of his arms on another layer. I duplicate the first frame and then in frame 2 transform the arm so that it would make it look like a wave. But whatever i do in the second frame happens in the first frame aswell. So there is no animation. I use other animation programs like flash and 3Dstudio and when you change something in the second frame there is no altering of a previous frame. Does photoshops animation work differently?
Photoshop animations basically work upon the layer visibility principle.
If you want a change to the stickman's arm in 2nd frame, duplicate the arm on another layer (ctrl-j), then turn off visibility for the original arm layer in this 2nd frame, turn on visibility of duplicate arm and rotate it.
Hope this is helpful.
ahh right thankyou, not the usual animation techinque im used to. is this the only way photoshop can animate or are there other ways?
Check out this link for some tutorials on using Photoshop for animation: http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorial...op/Animation/1
Hope they help