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  Tutorials Photoshop ImageReady Animation Time Lapse Conceptual Animation

Time Lapse Conceptual Animation

Start by opening a sky image.

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Create a rectangular selection using rectangular marquee tool towards the left edge.

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Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the selection in a new layer. Move it to the right edge of the image.

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Press Ctrl+T. Right click the layer and select flip horizontal.

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Merge both the clouds layer. Select stamp tool (s) and start cloning the area of the joint.

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Create a duplicate of the sky layer. Move the original layer towards the left and a duplicate towards right.

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Merge both the layers. these steps are essential for creating a seamless loop of the sky animation.

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Insert a clock image in the main file.

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Change the layer mode to linear burn.

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Knock out the hard edges using eraser tool with a soft brush settings.

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Create a selection of the clock hand.

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Press Ctrl+Shift+J to cut and paste the selection in a new layer.

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Clone to fill the cutout and the second hand.

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Unhide the previously hidden clock hand layer.

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Create a duplicate of the hand layer. Press Ctrl+T. Move the anchor point to the center of the hand.

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Rotate the hand 60°.

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Create 4 more duplicates of the hand layer and keep rotating at the 60° increments.

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Open animation window. For the first frame hide all hand layers.

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Duplicate frame. Move the clouds layer towards the left. Take care to move as much as to achieve the initial position of the clouds after movement.

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Click tween button in animation window. Apply settings as shown.

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Select and remove the last frame in animation window.

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Select the first frame. Unhide the original hand layer.

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Select the second frame. Hide the original hand layer and unhide the second duplicate of the hand layer.

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Similarly keep selecting successive frames and hiding/unhiding clock hand layers.

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Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S to save an optimized animated GIF.

Time Lapse Conceptual Animation

   
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