Okay. I made some of these and Google+ made some of them for me. So…when I made my very first gif, I used video editing software to select the clip I wanted and then I uploaded the short clip to a free gif making website and voila! That’s how I got the rather crappy Skip Beat! gif of Ivy Chen slapping the wall.
After doing some esearch, I found two different ways of making gifs utilizing Photoshop (thanks to my job, I actually NEED evil Adobe software): one using the actual video clip and one using a bunch of photographs. Oddly enough, I haven’t tried the actual video method, instead I used the photograph method. So…how did I do this? First, I imported the “Justice” MV into my video convertor software and made the 3 and a half minute video into over 5,000 still frames. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Thankfully, my convertor did the frame recognition and took all the stills for me. It took around 5-10 minutes. I then sorted through the frames until I found the ones I wanted. I used the script import function to import the still frames as a stack into individual layers. After that it was as simple as opening up the animation panel and going to town.
My Photoshop gifs from C-CLOWN’s “Justice” MV:
These are some of the magical gifs created by Google+ photos. They aren’t too shabby. I would like to know how Google+ decides which ones to slow WAY down and which ones to do super fast… Anywho, when I’m fully done uploading the pics I want to have gifs of, then I’ll update this with all the ones Google+ creates.