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How can I make a gif faster in photoshop (decrease the length)

I made a gif in photoshop. It runs for about 40 seconds. How can I contract the timeline to make it run for 20 seconds? It is a video animation and not a frame animation. I'm using Photoshop CC. ...
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What software is appropriate for professional game or animation 3d models?

I'm learning how to make 3D animation (I know that one person can't do much in this topic but I want to give a try). I have been keen on it for 1-2 years, but I have been started doing it seriously ...
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Is there a wooden manikin whose position translates directly into software?

I wonder if there is a wooden manikin of this type: That is connected to a computer such as its position is reflected into the 3D model. I feel like this type of interface would be more effective ...
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What software to use for very basic rigged animations like this one?

this question may be really basic, but I am looking to create animations following a style like this or this. In case the links don't work, those should refer to the YouTube videos of 'Rock of Ages - ...
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Rotate moving object in Photoshop cc

I'm trying to rotate the spokes of a motorcycle wheel that is also moving across the screen. ... I'm having a hard time keeping the orientation of the spokes aligned within the wheel as it is moving ...
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Best tools for Web Animations

If a site has several short, simple, web-based animations what software would be the best to create them in? (Best in terms of (i) how quickly the animations can be made; (ii) how big the animation ...
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eager beginner - animation

My knowledge in graphic design is null. I start today! Which programs do I need to learn to use in order to become able to make an animation like the one at the beginning of this youtube video? ...
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The animation timeline won't show up right in Photoshop CS6

It doesn't show the: "create frame animation" option when I select the timeline window. :/ What do I do?
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Why doesn't opacity changing animation work properly as a gif?

I've created loading animation in Photoshop, while it works perfectly when i play it from animations tab, It messes up after saving it. This is how it looks when animation is played from Photoshop ...
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Edit Animated SVG File in Adobe Illustrator and keep Animation

I have an animated SVG that I would like to edit. The edit is very simple and I only want to change some text. I can open the SVG correctly in Illustrator and make the change, but when I save it and ...
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My GIF is saving blank

so I've created an animated GIF using line drawing on a black background, and whenever I try to Save as/Export as/Save for web legacy, the animation does not appear, just the black background. Any ...
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How can you create an animated GIF from a GIF sequence?

I just tried to export a GIF from Adobe Media Encoder using the preset GIF sequence: It was a surprise to me that, unlike the GIFs I’ve tried to export from the plugin Gifgun or to the online ...
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GIMP: annulus of increasing radius?

How would I go about creating an animation in GIMP which gives the following result: The animation starts with an annulus at the centre of a transparent background, which then enlarges until it ...
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Drawback of using your logo for animations

I am considering using an animation during which my company’s logo morphs and changes color (company colors). I’m not sure if it is good for your image and brand recognition. What are potential ...
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How to animate vector art designed in Inkscape?

I want to create an animation this way: let's say, I create a circle with multiple nodes in Inkscape, maybe save it as .svg, then edit it, and save it as another file. Now I want to place both of ...
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Software for math-based animations

I'm looking for an animation software which has native support for creating and manipulating mathematical objects, such as parabolas, and algebraic curves. At the same time I want to be able to use ...
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PowerPoint: Proceed to next slide on click, regardless of the ongoing animations in the current slide

What I currently have can be seen in this video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxYxBmy8_iA3akhNdzBhOGJCSXc/view?usp=sharing In the video you can see that I need to click twice in order to get to ...
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Which photoshop is she using? [closed]

https://youtu.be/edKic78kOag?t=21 any way to tell which photoshop she's using? this was published on aug25, 2016 my closest bet is CC but i'm not sure
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Copying one stroke from Illustrator gives two masks in After Effects

I am new to After Affects CC but very experienced with Illustrator. I am trying to animate this logo to behave as if it is being continuously drawn. So it basically draws itself over and over. A ...
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How to easily find layer by NAME in Aftereffects?

Ok, I have over 100 layers in the AI file Im trying to animate in AE and I have a problem. If Im looking for the layer named "head" for example, I have no way to find it except scrolling through all ...
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Smart Object Not Transforming Correctly In Animation

I'm doing a simple animation mockup and for some reason, a section of the smart object layer won't stay. The animation is simple. The iPhone just moved right then back left again. The bottom corner ...
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Saving Animated GIF With Transparency (Photoshop)

I am trying to save an animated GIF, but for some reason areas that are more transparent than others (e.g. the grey shadow) don't come out with opacity, they become fully grey when saved. When I save ...
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What do you call this type of animated graphic?

I am trying to make a bunch of images such as the one above to explain a part of my app. I would like to hire someone to make them for me but I am not sure what you call them. I have tried: animated ...
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What is this pseudo 3D technique called?

Usually the animation contains a few moving 2D layers that make pseudo 3D effect. I'm looking for the name of this technique and any tools/services/frameworks/tutorials that may help me to make such ...
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After Effect: My Shapes Messed Up In Lottie and Bodymovin

I create animation in AE and exported with bodymovin and now have json file. but i have problem. when i use it in " lottiefiles.com " it's worked well but when my iOs coder use it, some shapes messed ...
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Zoom in high resolution image in a presentation

I have an image of global view of the Moon. I have a second one which is from a different camera, very high res of an area few kilometers in size. During a presentation I want to zoom in from a global ...
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How I can move the images like in this video? [closed]

I want to know how I can do this moving animation with images. What is this effect is called? Here is the video that has this "animation": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq5qyFrO-RU
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Can I export an animated GIF as a PNG Sequence in Photoshop?

Hey we're getting an animation made for a startup loading for a new device and the company need it as a PNG sequence... is it possible to save this out in Photoshop as a PNG sequence? Thanks!
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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

I don't want to make a PNG sequence, I just want to make a GIF directly from After Effects. Once I checked out an online tutorial there I could see the GIF option while Rendering composition. But I am ...
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What software is generally used to create these animated illustrations?

I am a fan of these type of illustrated gifs: https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/288987/screenshots/2984258/wf-43.gif And many more. I have come a long way to improve my illustrating skills and I would ...
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Why are there no animated album covers?

Throughout Graphic Design I'd say few realms have been as forward thinking as Album Cover Art. It's commercially viable but often without the constraints of the typical corporate design job allowing ...
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Adobe After Effects: Smooth, believable animation of objects jumping and falling

In Adobe After Effects, I am trying to animate a letter first »lying« on the ground, then jumping up and falling down again. I want the animation to look believable, meaning that the jumping and ...
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Add 3D objects to the same scene in Photoshop

I've just created a bunch of 3D objects with material settings, positions and animations that I like, using Photoshop (CC 2015). If I play the animation with a 3D object layer selected that ...
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Adobe InDesign Animation: Properly rotate text on path

In Adobe nDesign, I am trying to add a simple animation to a string of text on a circular path. See the screenshot below for my animation settings. The text is supposed to rotate in a circular motion ...
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What are some good resources for learning Synfig Studio?

I am new to Synfig and am facing issues in understanding how to proceed with the application. Can you share some resources which can help me getting started with Synfig-studio. Or can you suggest some ...
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Adobe InDesign: Simple “animation” in interactive PDF

I would like to use InDesign to create a very simple interactive PDF in which a sound file is playing while a couple of elements appear over time. Is something like that possible within an interactive ...
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How to change a flat 2D png image into an image with more depth, similar to the animated Disney images? [closed]

I created a puppy out of lines and shapes in Illustrator CC. It is rather flat and I am trying to make it somewhat more 3-dimensional, similar to the images created by Disney. Is there a way to do ...
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Blood Dripping Down Screen Effect [closed]

I was wondering if anyone had a tutorial or an idea of how to create a dripping effect similar to that of the famous blood drip. In this case, I was curious as to how I could change the color, instead ...
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rotate 3d object at specific point with photoshop CC

Hello I want to create some simple assets for my iOS game but I'm very new in creating graphics. What I want to create is a moving punching ball. I created a 3d model for that but was not able to ...
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Is motion/animation part of graphic design?

I work with a few design studios with mainly graphic design experience. Nowadays more and more they are asked for motion and non-static solutions. I wonder. Is that out of their scope? Should they ...
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After Effects: animate the characters in the main comp or use separate comps?

I'm making an animated short in AE using some basic rounded rectangles as characters. There are 2 characters, a red rectangle and a blue rectangle. I am now not able to decide whether to draw and ...
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Which Adobe product must I use to create a moving banner like this?

I want to create a moving banner just like this: http://share.bannersnack.com/FB8FFFBC5A8/bc561lfno I need to make it in a GIF format. Which Adobe product do I need?
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating around object with proper “3-dimensional” perspective

This question is based on a previous inquiry into how to animate a rotating string of text, the original question can be found here: Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating without cylindric ...
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How to apply layer style on the same layer on all frames at a same time

I am working on a gif where i have used a cloud image. I now want to apply effects on the single layer .i.e cloud image on all the frames at the same time. I have tried selecting the no. of ...
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating without cylindric wrapping of text

I am trying to animate a piece of text rotating in a circle. In itself, this is a relatively easy thing to achieve; using Adobe After Effects I created a string of text and used the CC Cylinder effect ...
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How to make this explosion animation better

I need some help with this explosion animation design. I made it for some mobile words puzzle game. It shows up when gamers solve the puzzle and reveal the right answer tile. However, one feedback I ...
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Help animating a character

My goal is to create a "bobbing" animation with a character I created. The character is attached below. (Suggestions on the character also welcome. :)) I'm new to graphic design and am not sure how ...
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How can I make a smooth GIF like this? [closed]

See below how to create GIF like this: (I need it smooth as this on)
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Smart object video frame won't play on frame animation timeline

I have a 5 sec video file that I converted into a smart object - the video plays fine in the stand alone window. When I import the smart object to the animation timeline (minutiae screen capture v3) ...
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How to export a pdf file with each stage of builds from Adobe InDesign?

I am using Adobe InDesign to create slides for an oral presentation at a conference (as a substitute for Microsoft PowerPoint). The end product that I want is a pdf file with my slides. I am not ...

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