Animating Size


Adobe® Photoshop®: Video Editing & Animation


Lesson Info

Animating Size

Now, let's, talk about animation, you're going to do less of this, then the other stuff, but it's really great to know how tio animate something, so we're going to start out by animating size of a logo to make it look like it's appearing in the in the video, and then we're going to animate position, so then we're going to make some text look like it's coming in and out of the screen. So there's a couple of maybe more practical animation techniques that you might want to do so if you're following on at home, were in folder number seven animating size, which, really, what we're going to do is animate the free transform property. So let's, pop, open the photo shot file, and again, you get all of the assets here so you can create your own projects from scratch. So let's, pop this one open and just take a moment to see what we've got going on in this video. I'm just gonna go ahead and press the space bar to play it, saying, see what we're going to make again, this is fake. Heroic photos wou...

ld be a great name for a photography studio, though, by the way, so we're fading through a couple of superhero images, toilet paper, man, crazy stuff and now look here comes our logo branding at the end so if we look in our timeline panel also make it a little bit bigger. There we go waken see that we've got two video tracks going on here so that's, how we're getting our stacking effect, of course, but how is that photo? How is that image moving like that? Well, if we click the little flippy triangle to the left of any video track, we get properties that we can animate. How do you animate in photo shop by placing what's known as a the key frame, which is how photo shop measures a moment in time so we can say, hey, photoshopped, I remember everything about this piece of art or this layer content at this moment in the timeline panel, then we can change it, change its size changes position on the screen, change its opacity level, change its layer style, moved the play head, make the change and photoshopped sets another key frame, which means it's just memorizing the status of everything at another point in time. And then when you play the video back, it looks like the thing is moving when it's really not, you've only changed size changed position, changed capacity, changed the layer style or the layer effect, so that means anything that's down here in this layer or this menu at the bottom of your layers panel so let's just take a peek at how that looks so you've got the finished file so I'm going to go ahead and delete this logo so it's gone so now if I look in my timeline panel I can see okay if I put my play head back here I've still got a logo but what I'm gonna do is duplicate it and move it to the end of the piece then we're going to use free transform to make it microscopically small said a key frame and then we're going to move our play ahead to where we want it to be big and we're going to make it big ifo shops going to set a key frame and then when we play the video bat and you get the appearance of motion it's a little bit like the tween ng we did earlier this morning except for in the video file works a little bit differently you don't get the individual extra frames you're not seeing it frame by frame here with photo shops kind of doing that in the background but more efficiently ok, so let's click to activate the layer of the content that we want to duplicate and duplicated by pressing commander control jay now let's scooted in the timeline to where we want it to appear on screen and that is over he'll know in texas we still here far differently than any other state especially yeah, I think it's a tch why a h in lieu of h e r e were good times okay, so now we've got our logo position where we want to start adding this motion well, let's go ahead and click the flippy triangle next to that particular video group and I'm in a position my play head right here so when I want that image to come in, I wanted to come in right here but I wanted to be really, really, really, really small, so I'm gonna go ahead and make it tiny, so commander control teed bring out free transform and we're going to shift option drag inward on a mac or shift all to drag it inward on a pc and we're going to make it so tiny that you literally can't see it press return you could see a dot but that's fine now what we're going to do is add a key frame she'll come over here, tio the area beneath the video group and think about what property you're going at it he framed for well we to seize the free transform tool, click the stock watch a free transform that's what triggers photoshopped to memorize is the state of that layer content at that moment in time now let's move our play head to where we want the next change to occur now, let's summon free transform again, commander control t shift option. Drag outward on a mac or shift all drag out. We're on a pc. Yeah, try not to scroll. Why you're doing all this? There we go. And when we press return, photo shop is going to add the next key frame for us. These look, guys, right, here are your key frames. So now let's back it up and preview uh, pre slick let's do it again. You're like, thank thor. Ok, so I'm just gonna click up here and delete that later there. So now we're back to square one. Yes. So they come over here. We see. Oh, there's our logo let's duplicate that layer. Commander controlled j now, in the time I let scooted over to the point in time where we wanted to come on screen position our play head where we want all the action to start with that clip layer active let's. Go ahead and someone free transform. I guess it is helpful to see it right here we go. So let's, make it really, really tiny. So you set your starting state before you said the key frame. Now let's, turn on the transform property so that photoshopped memorizes the layer content in that current state now and we're turning it on by clicking the little stopwatch next different transform so the stopwatch icon you think what why the heck a stopwatch icon? Well, if you're measuring a moment in time stopwatch kind of makes sense so click the stopwatch photoshopped automatically adds that yellow diamond shaped key frame now we're going to drag the play head toe where we want the next change to occur in time now we summon free transform again commander control t shift option drag on a mac or shift all drag on the pc press return when you're finished and when you do photo shop automatically adds another key frame at the position of the play head and now if we back up a little bit impressed the space bar to preview, it looks like our logo was getting really big where you're going to run into trouble is forgetting to reposition the play head before you change the layer contents state that will trip you up several times and then it won't anymore so really basically I'm gonna do it again because this stuff is confusing when you start dealing with time so we're going to duplicate the layer, drag it over to the timeline where we want it to appear and then we're gonna change the state of it we're not setting any key frames yet we're gonna change the layer content to the state at which we wanted to enter our peace and in this case to make it look like it's sizing at we want it to be microscopic so let's go ahead and make it a teeny tiny nine press returned now it's time to set a key frame but you want a position your play head where you want that key frame to occur so I wanted to be right there now we're going to click the flippy triangle next to layer group for the video track group rather and we're going to turn on the property that we want to animate and then that this case it is transformed so we click toe at a key frame photo shop now is memorizing this state of that layer content now we're going to move the play head see this is where you're going to screw up because what you're going to do I guarantee it is you're gonna right now grab free transform and you gonna make it big without moving the play head and you're not going to get what you want so you have to remember to move the play head and then change the state of the content so let's drag the play head over now some and free transform again or change that property whatever the property is and now we're going to make it big press return in photo shop automatically adds that second key frame and previewing it we get what we want how about a question? Sure so when I'm doing free transforming photoshopped I'm used to when I sharing things down and then I do another something else and then I enlarge it my resolution is very bad ah so in this is it isn't looking great because it's a smart object is that it's not ok protect your wrapper perfect yeah so what what's going on here is couple of things first of all, this is a vector this is an illustration so I placed it into this document using file place so it automatically came in as a smart object when you put a vector illustration inside of a smart object first shot remembers everything about that layer content and if that layer content has any superpowers in the here into it in vector's do shop remembers that too so we've really got infinite scale ability with this illustration simply because it is vector in nature's made a point to pass and we brought it into photo shop in the manner in which photoshopped knows what it is and remembers it that is smart object you could also have brought it in in any other way copy paste and just turned that layer into a smart object using any of that techniques that we've been looking at earlier which is control or right clicking near the layer name and choosing convert to smart object and if you do that on a regular pixel based image let's say your logo was was not vector in nature, it was pixel based in nature. Then doing this would still protect it, and you would gain the ability to transform it without it going to heck in a handbasket, in other words, so you can either do it that way. Control or right. Click, convert to smart object or come up to the filter. Mini and cheese convert for smart filters and that's. Great out right now, because this is already a smart object. So that's, how we can play with size and not have to worry about the pixels getting all garbled.

Class Description

Are you ready to add a video component to your photography or design business? Join author of the best-selling Adobe® Photoshop®: Missing Manual book series, Lesa Snider, for a deep dive into the video editing capabilities of Adobe® Photoshop®—a whole new way to use and maximize your favorite image-editing software.

In this intensive, full-day class you'll learn how to edit video easily and efficiently in Adobe® Photoshop®. You'll learn how to import, trim, and split video clips as well as how to apply adjustment layers for color correction or creative color effects. Get the scoop on animating still images and adding transitions, as well as displaying multiple elements at once including text, images, and even other videos! Lesa will help you master using Solid Color Fill layers to fade intros and outros into your piece, as well how to animate the size and location of text, masks, and graphics to create incredibly compelling motion. You'll also learn how to import and control multiple audio tracks, in addition to creating surprisingly useful animated GIFs for web ads.

By the end of this deep dive, you'll be able to grow and diversify your business and online presence by through video portfolios, promotional pieces, and more!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 14.1