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What would be the fastest way to animate 3 minute countdown timer in Photoshop? The countdown is in the following format: HH:MM:SS.

I thought about creating three groups of layers: hours, minutes and seconds. In each of the group there would be 60 text layers representing values from 1-60. Then I would animate the timer "by hand" switching of and on different layers.

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hi, and welcome to GD. Please let us know what you have tried, and pref. provide more info and/or screenshots as to how you are stuck. DA is not here to create tutorials for people directly, we need to know what you have tried. A google search on "photoshop countdown tutorial" gives you a bunch of alternatives. Depending on how you plan to use your counter, photoshop might not be the most efficient tool, though. – Benteh Jan 25 '14 at 19:30
Yes, that's pretty much the only way you can achieve that effect in Photoshop. Sorry if you expected any automation. – MarcinWolny Jan 27 '14 at 14:27

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