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AnimatingAnimating images in Adobe Photoshop isn't hard, really. If you have imageready, then it should be as easy as counting. =)
.. You do know how to count, don't you? =/
First start by making an image that you want to animate (or opening it, doesn't matter).
Make each 'scene' a different layer, like I did below.
Now, we can animate!
Now you should have your Imageready open. Before we start animating, make sure the Animation window is open.
Each 'scene' is called a frame. So, create as many frames (scenes) as you need. I need 8 frames (C, I, N, D, Y, flash pink, flash black, and flash pink again).
Let me explain a bit about frames. Do you see the 0 sec. under each frame? That's the amount of time that frame is going to appear for. You can change the amount of time by clicking the arrow beside the 0 sec. I'm going to change each frame to appear for 0.2 sec.
Now that you know what each of the tools do, let's start animating!
Alright, the whole animating process is kind of hard to explain, so stick with me, and don't lose hope!
First, select your second frame. Click on the little eye beside your layer in the layers menu to make that layer disappear. You can do this to not show that layer, and show the layer underneath it.
Once you are finished and satisfied with your animated image, you can save it. You can do so by either pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + S, or going to File --> Save Optimized As... Make sure you do Save Optimized As, and not just Save As. If you save it, and it's not optimized, then you will have a HUGE animated file that will be almost impossible to upload anywhere.