Step 3: Make your image/object

Draw your image or object, start out simple, I'm using a ball as the example here, depending on you what you like, a smiley face where something moves is also an easy starter.

Draw your item.

Right click the layer and choose duplicate layer.
How did you end up putting it up on instructables like that? Pls reply dude
idont have photo shop
GIMP is a free program much like photoshop.
Woot.<br /> <br /> It's messed up. D:<br />
This is such a helpful educational and informational post. Thanks for the effort.<br /> You could also use as an add-on or support tool the amazing Wegif Animated Picture Software, and you'll have a great results.<br />
Just a suggestion for your artwork to be more effective and remarkable, you could try http://www.wegif.com/browse/&nbsp; <br /> <br />
Another option that's free and has animation is Artweaver!<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version">http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version</a><br/>
I just use flash for this.
as far as i can tell adobe dosen't make image ready anymore
Wow, I hadn't realised, they may have rolled it all in to CS3 then, not sure...
it is but its a pain to make gifs now its part of the video settings WHY photoshop needs video setting i have no idea that's what after effects is for
the ball should flatten upon bouncing on the ground
I'll maybe go in to that sort of thing at some point, it'd be easy using transformations, this was more a general making things move 'ible though.
okay, just making sure you knew.
as if my inst. is a bit wierd haha great work, love to see alternative ways to doing things in photoshop. thanks!
Thanks, there's another 'ible, top of the related, look at the main photo...
I just got photoshop and wanted to do GIF's, But was never able too. Do you know how to make a GIF with pictures?
Btw great job!
Thanks, how about a follow up 'ible on doing pictures, what did you have in mind...
I have a few pictures of my aunts dogs, and I want to make some GIF's with them and make them look like there moving.
Oh yeah, that's a do-able project...
Yeah. what I was thinking about doing is making it as a mini comic movie. I think that would be cool.
Well I'll get going on that one tomorrow
Cool, but I mean you don't have to do it. But if you want to its gonna be awsome.
No problem, it's a worthy 'ible, so I'll make it...
Cool. I can't wait. ha ha
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Animating-photos-in-to-GIFs/">A little present for ya</a><br/>
can u get photoshop for free?
Not legally, well I did legally by knowing a few people, however P2P downloading beckons...
A friend of mine, who is a proffesional photographer gets free copies from meetings, conventions, deals and such. He gave me a copy of PS 5, it really got me interested in this sort of stuff. Sadly, two weeks later, my computer broked. He doesn't wanna give me another one. Then I discovered the GIMP, which although is a bit more user-friendly in a way, still lacks a few features....
Also try paint.net some grad student designed it as what paint should really be and it ended up being an excellent program, similar to the GIMP but with different features...
oh well i guess i cant get it :(
Cool! Nice Job!
Thanks joe...
Nice work. I'll try doing some once I get gimp on my mac
cheers, not sure on how it goes on gimp but probably similar...

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