Week 25: Create a World Cup animated GIF in Photoshop to promote your event

Create a World Cup GIF in Photoshop using layers, add your branding to the image, and animate them to life!

Beginner

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Use one image for the background and another image for the foreground. Using 10-18 layers animate the image on top layer using the Timeline Panel, background layer can be static. Save the final animation as an animated GIF.

Intermediate

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Use one image, isolate an element in the foreground and place it on a new layer. Using the Clone Stamp Tool and Content Aware Fill, make sure the background layer shows no trace of the foreground element. Using 10-18 layers animate the layers using the Timeline Panel - allow the background layer and foreground layer to move in opposite directions. Save the final animation as an animated GIF.

Advanced

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Use one image, isolate an element in the foreground and place it on a new layer. Using the Clone Stamp Tool and Content Aware Fill, make sure the background layer shows no trace of the foreground element. Add a third layer for typography and/or logo. Using 10-18 folders/layers animate the layers using the Timeline Panel - allow the background layer and foreground layer to move in opposite directions. Save the final animation as an animated GIF.

Time Allocated

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30 Minutes for Beginner: Create an animated GIF using 2 images, one foreground, one background, and animate the layers by placing layers as frames in the Timeline Panel. Save as an animated GIF. 60 Minutes for intermediate: Use one image and separate a foreground element from the background. Animate the layers by moving the foreground and background in different directions, and placing these layers as frames in Timeline Panel. Save as an animated GIF. 90 Minutes for advanced: Use one image and separate a foreground element from the background. Add a typographic element or logo to another layer. Animate the layers by moving the foreground and background in different directions (type can be static), and placing these layers as frames in Timeline Panel. Save as an animated GIF.

Design Goals

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Create an animated GIF to showcase online.

Constraints

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Use Photoshop Layers and Timeline panel to create your animated GIF.

Resources

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Software

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  • photoshop
    Adobe Photoshop

    Designing GIFs

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