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Ok, there's more than 1 way to do it, but this is how I do it.

Step 1.
Open up Photoshop, and open the images you want to use to create the animation.


Step 2.
Copy and paste all the images, into one single image. Each picture needs to have it's own layer.


Step 3. You may add an additional layer for text if you want to. I also added a white layer, so the text would be easy to read.


Step 4.
Go to the menu bar and select Window. From the drop down box, select animation. The animation toolbar should come up.


Step 5.
In the first frame, hide all the layers but your first one. You do that by clicking on the eye icon next to each layer.


Step 6.
On the animation toolbar, you want to click on the New Frame button. This will create a new frame, identical to the first frame.


Step 7.
With the second frame still selected, hide Layer 1, and unhide Layer 2.


Step 8.
Repeat steps 6 and 7, until each Layer is on it's own frame. If you had text like I did, you will want to have the background layer and the text on the same frame.

Step 9.
Hit play on the animation toolbar to see your animation. If the timing is too fast, you may adjust it by selecting the arrow next to 0 secs, below the frame.


Step 10.
Adjust the timing so that it suits you. Then go to File, Save. I always save 2 copies of my files. One .psd file, and then one .gif file. The .psd file is so you don't have to redo the entire thing. You must save animations as a .gif file. If you save it as a .jpeg, they will not work.

I hope this was helpful. If you don't have the animation toolbar in Photoshop, you can use Imageready to do the same steps. The interface is almost identical.
 

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Okay so now you need buy photo impact and teach me how to do that! LOL :lol:
 

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Thank you Tasha. I will have to look into this and see if I can figure it out. :D
 

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Okay Tasha, thanks to you, look what I made!!!!!

 

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Melissa - that is great - love the addition to your banner. :D

Tasha - this is a terrific tutorial. You need to Sticky this and the other that you just did.
I am definately going to try these. We have Photo Shop but just haven't taken the time
to read the book and figure it out.

I love your new banner with Magnus - now he looks like he has a family.
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Question?

I have my banner made and my animation made how do I get the animation on the banner? Or did I have to build the banner onto the animation?
 

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Bump for Jude.
 

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Bump again!

Odys, follow this tutorial but use ImageReady instead. PS7 doesn't have the animation built in like CS2 does. If you have any questions, you can pm me!
 

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HausMommy said:
Bump again!

Odys, follow this tutorial but use ImageReady instead. PS7 doesn't have the animation built in like CS2 does. If you have any questions, you can pm me!
CS3 doesn't come with ImageReady anymore. You have to buy the CS3 Extended version and it actually has a timeline in it to do movies! It's a great feature if you like to do animations. Although I have Final Cut Pro to work on movies, I use this feature in CS3 to do small stuff. But the regular CS3 doesn't have animation anymore, so do your research if you want to upgrade.
 

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HausMommy said:
Bump again!

Odys, follow this tutorial but use ImageReady instead. PS7 doesn't have the animation built in like CS2 does. If you have any questions, you can pm me!
CS3 doesn't come with ImageReady anymore. You have to buy the CS3 Extended version and it actually has a timeline in it to do movies! It's a great feature if you like to do animations. Although I have Final Cut Pro to work on movies, I use this feature in CS3 to do small stuff. But the regular CS3 doesn't have animation anymore, so do your research if you want to upgrade.
Thanks for that! I have been debating on upgrading for a while now, but I think I'm going to stick with CS2.
 
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