Friday, October 30, 2015

How I did it

Several of you wanted to know how I did the animated gif in yesterday's post. I won't go in to great detail but I'll give you a rough idea of what I did. I did mine in photoshop elements but there's similar methods in other programs I'm sure

I started with these three pictures

I made multiple copies of each cat picture. (I think it was 4 or 5 of each) I layered them on top of each other alternating between the two and then the picture of Gibbs was the top layer. In elements you select "save for web" which will bring up a box to choose several options and settings. I checked the animate box and left all the other default settings alone and then saved the file. You can change how fast it runs through the series of pictures.

Now for the final Halloween themed index card


  1. Thanks for explaining! I have PE, but haven't played around with it much yet. Now that's a really cute bat :)

  2. You featured a cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. It is very clever and well done! Spooktacular! As is the card!

  4. It sounds pretty confusing to me Ann!!

    Have a Happy Halloween and a great weekend!!

  5. he he he i have it and i am going to HAUNT it... love it. and i am going to try the animate thing. did not know it was there. i quit using PS when PM came along so i need to play with it again.

  6. Don't eat too much candy. wait, I am the wrong person to say that.

  7. Elements would never work correctly on my iMac...I think this is my favorite Halloween card.

  8. That's pretty cool, thanks for explaining g how you did it

  9. So that's how you did that. Way cool.

    Love your last Halloween card. I'm guessing Thanksgiving cards are next?

    Have a terrific day and weekend. Hugs to you and scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

  10. You are so good in navigating PE! I think I may try it. Thanks for the explanation.

  11. I did a similar Halloween. If you care to look at my blog of Yesterday.

    My friends house and I really did it funky.

    I like yours.

    Happy Halloween.

  12. Just WAY to far above my head today! Love that you did it though...too cute!
    Happy Halloween!

  13. I don't have PE and even if I did I probably couldn't do it but I enjoyed it and all your Halloween cards too!


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