Animation - see the result
a detailed step by step on how to simulate animating clouds using
both Photoshop and ImageReady. We will explore various techniques
including setting up Actions.
1. Firstly in Photoshop, start a new document
390 x 180px. (Knowing that ImageReady animations
can be quite large in file size, I kept this tutorial to a minimum.
Although, exporting to Quicktime movie can also
be effective, if you choose to work with a larger document size.)
follow the instructions for advanced
clouds, but keeping the document size as given above (390 x
the layers and go to LAYER...Merge Linked so that
you only have one layer. This is important.
you have completed the tutorial, go to EDIT...Transform...Scale and enter these figures in the Options bar:
hit the Enter key to "lose" the bounding
The reason for this will become apparent later,
but basically we will be "nudging" the frames in ImageReady
and this increase in scale will mean that the image will not "fall
off" the layers. This should be the image at the moment:
4. Now we are ready to animate. WINDOW...Animate.