In this week’s lecture, we learned how to use smart filter, differentiate linking object (smart object) from copy-pasting an object to the document and lastly, creating moving image which loops infinitely from Photoshop (creating .gif files!).
SMART OBJECT/SMART FILTER
Subtle reflection of the text, slab-serif font complimenting the whole look of the environment. I reduced the reflection’s opacity to around 60% and set the blending option to Screen. The blur on the text is achieved by using the smart filter function Gaussian Blur.
CROCFROG (Crocodile head – Frog body image manipulation)
Trimmed the video to the movements that we want to be seen. Select the whole video with marquee tool, go to edit and “Copy Merged”. This will give you a still image of the video, and you’ll be masking this image, removing the parts which motion you want to show in the gif. (In this case, the static-moving train)
(A very messy masking; comic book is supposed to be still but you still can see that it moved)