how to insert a .gif animation into your image
Posted 30 August 2005 - 03:50 AM
First, start with your .gif image and unoptimize as shown in the picture above.
Next, change the image mode to and RBG image from an indexed image
Now, scale the canvas size of the image and make your background, duplicate it for each and every one of the frames, and distribute it behind each frame. It should look like this:
Add text and any other animation effects you may want and do the same as with the background. You may also want to fine tune the frames of the animation so it blends better with the BG. As a final step with the layers, merge each frame with its corresponding text, background, extra animation, etc.
Now optimize for gif and refer back to the original animation for how long each frame should be. Check playback a few times to be sure that the animation runs smoothly.
Now save as a .gif and u have yourself your own animated picture!
Posted 30 August 2005 - 04:30 AM
Sorry I didnt read good enough I didnt see with out gap nice tut
Posted 17 September 2005 - 06:50 PM
Great Work! Thanks for shareing! What was the group that you made this for origionally?
Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:46 AM
i got lost on the duplicate and distribute to each frame part, exactly how do you do that?
Posted 12 July 2006 - 10:41 PM
You know how to work with layers, right? You duplicate the layer, then with each duplicate, move it in the layer stack so that it alternates with each fram e of the gif. At the bottom of the layers dialoge are several icons, if you hover your mouse over each one, it tells you what it does. One creates new layers. The next two move the selected layer up or down the layer stack (select a layer by clicking on it), the next one duplictes layers, the one after that is for anchoring floating layers, and the last one deletes layers.
Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:59 AM
Also when i put each thing behind the background the background was blinking between images.
Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:41 AM
all credit for the actual sig goes to My friend, and the gif was found at Photobucket, the GIF sig is my doing however :)
And here is one using all of my own Works, (Animation excluded, found at Photobucket)
Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:35 PM
Without fearing it flows into you.
Where is it consciousness and can it exist by being
held in the mistake that sinks through all eternity?
Posted 28 December 2008 - 03:21 AM
Posted 11 September 2009 - 12:02 AM
Urm, btw, I um, forgot :oops: to save as xcf before saving as gif, so if there is a way to remove the black from the background but not inside the lettering after the fact, that info would be appreciated.
Edit.....ok, figured out how to get transparency but still don't know why it wasn't transparent in the first place when that is how I made it! Now another problem has cropped up...how to get rid of the disappearing words! I want the background to be static, and I thought I had every frame a background with the gif merged. So, help still needed!
Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:23 AM
My guess is that you had a black background layer before you unoptimized your GIF.
I don't understand this.
Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:11 AM
Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:59 AM
I wrote some script functions which could be used to facilitate things. Its use is described by Ccbarr in this post.
My guess is that your image was in Indexed mode (being a GIF). If you convert it to RGB Mode, you should be able to add blur.