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With photoshop timeline animation, how to I animate a large number of layers moving together (linked)?

I'm working on the animation of a user interface mock-up for demonstration, and I want to move essentially the entire interface at the same time. I simply link the folders containing all of the layers ...
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GIF file stops animating in Photoshop

I have a GIF file that works perfectly fine, but when I open it in Photoshop, it stops animating and all layers change to 1 static image: As you can see the Layers section, they all changed! I didn'...
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How can I apply Indexed colour to a large number of animation frames

I would like to create an animated gif from a number of frames in Indexed Color (or otherwise with a limited palette + dithering). However, changing the Mode to Indexed Color flattens the image. Thus, ...
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How do I start creating these small Animations?

I am a UI-UX Designer working for web and mobile apps since last 2 years. Now I am planning to expand my skills and want to learn basics of Animations (e.g Compositing a Mobile App into a Cell Phone) ,...
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How to animate an adjustment layer in photoshop cc 2015?

I'm trying to animate the levels of a threshold adjustment layer to go smoothly from 1-255 and back again. I have the timeline open but can't even seem to get it to change from one keyframe to another ...
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Can I combine photoshop animation of a UI layout with a 3D perspective?

I know there are other tools for designing web app layouts, but my favorite is still Photoshop (CS5). One of my favorite things about it is how easy it is to animate an interface in action and export ...
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Make 2D object rotation look like 3D

First of all, sorry for that title. I really couldn't find something better, how to describe my problem in short. I've drew a lock, you can see it on image: I would need to create a frame animation, ...
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How to make whiteboard animations?

How to make animations like these ? I have tried with drawing on whiteboard and taking time lapse of it. However from videos, they looked like picture is drawn first and then erased by some software. ...
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How do I set a new SVG Path starting point?

I'm animating an SVG using CSS and I need to edit the SVG to have a new starting point for the animation. The path is relative. How can I go about doing this in Inkscape? Same issue but ...
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Perfect arc path in After Effects

I'm trying to make an animation following Material Design guidelines. Any way to make a perfect arc between two keyframes? I'm stuck on that, because doing it manually doesn't keep bezier handles ...
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How do I trace outlines keeping the original colours in Inkscape?

I am looking to create an SVG path outline of a logo so I can do some basic logo animations for a website. The logo is pretty much just text in a specific font with a few artistic add ons. Its in two ...
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Photoshop: Why my gif animation is not smooth

I have a simple line which should be smoothly loaded step by step (like a loading bar), but instead it just fades in. I use Photoshop CC. For that I create first and last layers and then automate it ...
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How does the pixel aspect ratio affect motion graphics?

I'm creating an explainer video in After Effects but I haven't been able to figure out which pixel aspect ratio to use. I know what the PAR is, but I don't know what difference it makes in the final ...
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Can Photoshop generate image sequences between the first and last image

In Photoshop, is there a way to create an image, manipulate it, and then have Photoshop automatically generate several images leading into this manipulation like an animated image sequence? Let me ...
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Photoshop Elements only opens 1 layer of gif

When I go to open a GIF I have saved on PSE, it comes up as only the first layer and it's locked. I go to mode and unlock the layer, but it's not a gif anymore, just a still of the first layer. How do ...
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How are the animations of these vector art type made?

I have seen animations on what looks like vector art to me here and here. In fact I have seen some very complex scenes having ~100 objects, all animating independently (in what looked like proper ...
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Flip text animation After Effects

I know how to flip text on AE, but I'd like to animate the flip and I couldn't find a tutorial for that. I have a 9 and I want to copy it and flip it like opening a book like this:
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How can I control amount zoom effect in Photoshop's animation timeline?

I've discovered the Timeline in Photoshop CS6. This allows one to create animated presentations of photographs. I've selected part of a photo, cut it, and placed it on another layer above the base ...
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Animated system diagram - time efficient way and software?

I need to create a set of animated 2D diagrams to illustrate plumbing and how a heating system functions with water flows, heating elements, pumps, etc. I have experience of Illustrator and Photoshop,...
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What program could I use to make animated vector icon constructions?

I've created some vector icons in Illustrator. Recently I found this designer's work and was intrigued by his animated constructions, like the following: I've contacted the artist to ask about his ...
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What technology to use to make animation in browser? [duplicate]

I want to make an animation of a blob of ink flowing down and then shaping into text. What js libraries can I use. On my research the only way i could find to do this was SVG with GSAP js library. Is ...
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Moden era GIF replacment in photoshop?

I have a created a small GIF consisting of 7 frames using photoshop CS 4. Unfortunally, my GIF contains alpha/transparency and only after the fact did i realize the whole alpha / color palete problem ...
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How to prototype an animation of a ring diagram filling in its value using Principle?

I'd like to know if there are any members here who are Principle app geniuses and know how I could create an animation of a ring diagram filling up its value in a transition? If I describe it in a ...
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Is there a tool for easily creating a GIF/video with a morph transition between two images? [closed]

I have found the following video, which shows a transition effect which is based on a sort of morph-based interpolation between two images: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/andrew/scs/cs/15-463/f07/...
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How make a 'null path' - center of objects following path

What I mean: https://youtu.be/vHXavxVEfGk Can I do it? I want (invisible) null path to control objects position (but no rotation)
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Rendering for big productions

How much time does it take for large studios to render a big production? I don't know much about animations or rendering, but I cannot figure out how things work. Let's take this article as an ...
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What is the difference between After Effects and Flash/Animate for animation?

I'm thinking of becoming an animator. I mainly want to make videos similar to Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, who make videos like this. When I searched for AE and Animate / Flash comparisons for flat ...
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Why is this simple, masked animation flickering?

I'm working on animating a pie chart. I've started with a hypothetical 60% chunk. Here's the fla... it's pretty simple, but in order to mask more than 180 degrees I had to use a movie clip for a mask, ...
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How to prevent interpolation between keys in 3ds max

I have an object passing in front of the screen , when the object is offscreen, I move it again on top of it so it "falls" again. The problem is that the 3ds max interpolates the key "on return" and ...
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Is Adobe Animate CC suitable for these animations?

I have noticed many people on Dribbble and Behance create animations such as the one below in Illustrator and then animate it in After Effects. I need to create similar animations, as well in an ...
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What is the most recommeded Gif creation plugin for sketch [closed]

I am new to sketch and I am looking to make animated gif's like I do in photoshop, Is there a plugin that can do this probably with a timeline too?
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Strange GIF artifacts when uploading to Behance

I'm getting these weird effects when I upload GIFs to Behance. Here is the GIF, on stack.imgur: Here is a screencap of what it looks like on Behance: The trails don't appear in the upload preview ...
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Importing animated GIF into Photoshop CC

Is there any relatively painless way to import an animated GIF into Photoshop (CC 2015) and then be able to export a functioning GIF file back?
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How do you animate SVG for the web?

Vector graphics are now taking over the web and even mobile applications. Icons, buttons and elements of web pages or mobile apps are now becoming increasingly vector based, dropping bitmaps because ...
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What software can I use to get started in webcomics/animation?

I have been using Microsoft paint but it doesn't have layers like Photoshop. I am a poor person so can't get photoshop, anything else I can use?
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What is the name of the editing technique by which foreground objects are set in motion?

One well known example of this technique is the GTA load screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_YJnor4XH4 Also, I would appreciate it if you could direct me to a good tutorial video as well as ...
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Photoshop CC: convert to frame timeline releases only one frame

I have a 20 second animation brought in from After Effects as a jpeg sequence. When I import it, it makes a video timeline, but I need to delete individual repeat frames so I can add a delay to reduce ...
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Merge duplicate GIF frames in Photoshop

I'm trying to optimize an animated GIF size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicate frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my animation,...
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Remove transparent pixels from an imported image in Flash Professional

I'm using Adobe Flash Professional and using a sprite my friend drew for me. It has a transparent background and when I import it into flash and break it up, it recognizes the background. This is ...
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2D animation tool with free-form deformations

Basically, I'm looking for something that provides the 2D animation capabilities of Spriter (the support for bone rigs, in particular) but also comes with the deformation capabilities of Photoshop's ...
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Whats the best (easiest) way to make an animation like this? [closed]

This is the animation I know absolutely nothing about video editing and animation, so whats the easiest way to make something like that, and how long would it take? Thanks a lot!
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What's the name for cropping a video clip/animated gif in time and making it shorter?

I'm having a nightmare searching for this and it seems pretty simple. I have an animated gif and I would like to not have the last few seconds/frames. I.e. I would like to crop it in time, not ...
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What is a free and simple program to create basic text animation?

What I'm looking for is just to have a black background and a word on top of it in white. then break the word to 2 parts, make one part disappear with a fade effect.. some of the free/open source ...
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PhotoshopCC Dropping frames on image sequence export

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds (...
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how to make image frames that give animation effect of a ball or circular object separating from a thick substance [duplicate]

I am trying to draw individual image frames that when pieced together will to give the animation effect of a ball or circular object coming out of a thick (not necessarily sticky) substance or liquid. ...
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How to create ball moving under blanket effect

I am trying to get an animation effect of a ball moving under a blanket with some resistance or a round object protuding out of a flat surface. Below is what I've been able to do so far and what I ...
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How do I correlate different effects' values to another dynamically?

So, expressions in After Effects allow you to tie the values of one object's animation to another, such as a percent meter bar correlating to a hidden number value from 1 to 100 (see image attached, ...
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Animated SVG Javascript Infographic for timeline

I am considering to make an animated infographic based on SVG, Javascript and CSS technologies of a timeline. I have lots of experience in programming but not so much in using these technologies to ...
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Inserting interpolated “in-between” frames to a frame animation in Flash

I've just started learning multiplication animations and I'm trying to draw some torch. I've drawn the fire animation and I'm sorta fine with it, it is made of fills I've drawn with brush tool and ...
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Need to know about some some tools and skills [closed]

I don't really know if it's the right place to ask this, but I want to know what should I learn (software, skills...) to start making videos like these ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...