“More GIFs”

The following GIFs are the continuation of my experimentation with this media. The first one of these was created in Photoshop like the rest of them, but this time I’ve used quite a different procedure.

The original image is not even wide enough for my blog!
The original image is not even wide enough for my blog!

I’ve cropped out the undesired text, selected the middle part (the couple in the boat), then desaturated the whole image and added texture to the background only. Creating a number of images with different saturation values, I was able to gradually return the colour to the central part of the image, syncing it with the colour of my new text. It’s not my usual style, but I do kind of like the outcome. Quite a lot, actually! Not sure whether the Duke of Uke judges were quite as impressed as I was though…

See the process below:

Selecting the central part, erasing all the rest...
Selecting the central part, erasing all the rest…
Cropping.
Cropping, and adding the background back into the project, but desaturated.
Experimenting with the text.
Experimenting with the text.
Getting there—arranging slides for the GIF.
Getting there—arranging slides for the GIF.
Public domain photo.
The final outcome.

Moving on to the next mini-project—these guitar picks were created by first photographing them in different positions in the shop, then processing them in Photoshop and adding text. The original plan with this GIF didn’t work out, they were “supposed to” be moving, one by one, from one group to another, but my photographs didn’t come out as well as I intended them to, mainly due to poor lightning.

Here are some of the screenshots of work in progress:

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Adding stroke to the text.
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Arranging the slides.

 

Playful composition.
The final outcome—a playful composition.

These GIFs were fun to make, and they helped me to learn new features of Photoshop. Will make some more soon, as this project is not finished yet.

 

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