Monday, August 13, 2012

Beyond Layers Day 30 : Playing with Animated GIFs

The lesson this week was on how to make an animated gif.  I see these all over Tumblr for Once Upon a Time and Rumplestiltskin/Mr Gold (Robert Carlyle has got to be the most gif-able actor ever! So many goofy faces!), so of course I was interested in learning how to make gifs.    

This is a series of pictures of my kid a few years ago--back when he allowed himself to be photographed smiling.  

The only processing on the photos was to convert them to black and white.  Then I layered them one on top of the other and saved them for the web as an animated gif.  This is the half-second delay.  That's all there is to it!

Here's another one.  This is my dear friend, Caroline, wearing her grandmother's apron as if she's becoming that kind of sweet grandmother who bakes.  She is sweet, and she has recently become a grandmother, too.

I see how making gifs could become addicting!


Robin said...

These are great..I never knew how to do that...what fun...I looove your gifs...great work..!

Eija said...

What great work! I especially loved the one with your friend!