Futuristic Animation PSDs Pack
- contains 11 monochromatic and 8 colorful editable animation PSDs
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- credit isn’t necessary but very much appreciated
- TUTORIAL on how to use the PSDs on images and gifs under read more
- VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR CS6 HERE
How to use the PSDs on images
1. First of all, open your image in Photoshop, crop it, sharpen it, apply a colorization etc.
2. [important] Click on the “Convert to Timeline Animation” button, located in the bottom right corner of the Animation Window.
3. Now open a PSD file included in the pack. The frame delay is already optimized for a smooth animation, but you can change it if you want. Select all the frames in the Animation Window and all the layers in the Layers Panel. Click on the “Convert to Timeline Animation” button, then go to Filters > Convert for Smart Filters. Your PSD is ready to be used :”)
4. Now click on your Smart Layer that you’ve created and, while holding it with your left mouse button, drag it onto your image. Move the Smart Layer on top of all layers in the Layers Panel.
5. It looks out of place, but don’t panic. Set your Smart Layer to Screen mode or Linear Dodge (Add) mode.
6. Now this is optional. If you want a monochromatic animation, then add a Gradient Map and a Brightness Layer. Right-click on both layers and select Create Clipping Mask.
That’s how it should look like:
How to use the PSDs on gifs
Important: The futuristic PSD and the gif that you’re gonna use must have the same number of frames!
1. Open your gif in Photoshop, crop it, sharpen it, set the frame delay, apply a colorization etc.
2. Select all the frames and all the layers of your gif (don’t select the adjustment layers, you might want to change them afterwards), click on the “Convert to Timeline Animation” button, go to Filter > Convert for Smart Filters.
3. Repeat step 4, 5 and 6 (optional) from above.
Make sure your gif and PSD have the same lengths on the timeline, so that the PSD won’t stop looping in the middle of your gif. Even if they have the same number of frames, sometimes little problems like that might happen because they have different frame delays, which causes one to move slower or faster than other. Combining two gifs in one canvas is a tricky thing ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me, I’ll try to help!