This week in our Photoshop workshop, we were introduced to the basics of animation, through making short GIFs. First we each chose a ‘sprite sheet’ off google images, which is just each frame of animation displayed like this:
Then we had to separate each image into a separate layer, and arrange them on top of each other, to replicate the movement of the bird.
Photoshop has a very simple way to animate these gifs, where it does all the work, so I simply had to click the ‘Create Frame Animation’ button, and my layers where each made into frames.
After adding a simple background off google images, my final result looked like this: