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Skycat_2
07-17-2007, 11:30 PM
I've seen some nice animated signatures here, so I know there are folks at this forum who know how to make animated gifs. I need detailed instructions on how to make animated gifs using Photoshop CS if possible. I'm requesting this information on behalf of my base's webmaster.

Thanks.

Skycat_2
07-17-2007, 11:30 PM
I've seen some nice animated signatures here, so I know there are folks at this forum who know how to make animated gifs. I need detailed instructions on how to make animated gifs using Photoshop CS if possible. I'm requesting this information on behalf of my base's webmaster.

Thanks.

Roblex
07-17-2007, 11:58 PM
google a program that makes animated gifs. There are many free ones.

Cajun76
07-18-2007, 03:12 AM
I used Microsoft GIF animator for mine, I think I used regular paint or some other utility to make the words, then moved them to MS GIF to overlay the pic. Hope this helps, good luck and

Waldo.Pepper
07-18-2007, 03:38 AM
Here mate. Try Stewie on for size.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/sig/avatar0132.gif

Badsight-
07-18-2007, 03:57 AM
http://xs217.xs.to/xs217/07293/1stTakeOFF.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
07-18-2007, 04:36 AM
If you have Photoshop CS, you can run ImageReady to make rather nice animated GIFs.

Hawgdog
07-18-2007, 04:45 AM
just optimize them so the poor slobs on dial up dont have to download a 5 meg file for each thread.

R_Target
07-18-2007, 05:26 AM
http://www.myjanee.com/tuts/animation/animation.htm

MrMojok
07-18-2007, 07:00 AM
Badsight, why are you making GIFs of my FW190 takeoffs?

han freak solo
07-18-2007, 08:00 AM
I wanted to do a nice little animated sig, too. When I did one a few months back in Flash, converting it to a GIF didn't really reduce the file size AND it slowed the GIF down to less than half speed of the original FLA file.

Now if I convert it to a SWF file for embedding into a webpage it's much, much smaller. The GIF is about 1.4 MB while the SWF is about 75 KB all the while maintaining higher resolution and the original speed.

So, if any of you play with Flash and know a different solution, I'd appreciate it. Thanx.

BTW, here's the piss poor quality of the converted GIF sig. Weirdly enough, the GIF shown is playing nearly full speed here even though it doesn't on my PC when viewed independently.

Note: it might not play the whole GIF shown due to download time.

http://www.lssdigital.com/lwpilot/p-47.gif

BrewsterPilot
07-18-2007, 08:08 AM
I say the best tool to use is GIMP.
You can do the basic GIF animation in regular GIMP, and if you feel like it later and have the time to learn it, you can download GAP (GIMP Animation Package) and do more advanced animations.

Skycat_2
07-18-2007, 01:11 PM
Thanks everybody!