kellblack asked:

Wonderful GIFs! Can you describe your animation process? PhotoShop? Layers? Masks? Beautiful, haunting work.

Hello! I’ll try to explain as best I can what I do. I actually promised someone I’d record myself making an animation, but my MacBook Air can’t really handle Photoshop and screen recording at the same time.

Let’s jump right into it. I’ll walk through how this was made:

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To begin, create the image you’d like to animate. Every stroke has to be on its own layer. Labeling or grouping your layers is very helpful because it may be hard to keep track of the individual pieces.

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Once your image is all set, it’s time for layer masks!

Unlink the mask from the layer. You’re going to be moving the mask around, and you don’t want the layer to come with it.

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Hit cmd to view the layer mask directly. You can paint directly onto the mask in black and white. Black is where the image isn’t and white is where it is. You can drag the mask to continue painting beyond the art board.

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Once you’ve made the first mask, you can hit alt and drag one layer mask onto another layer. You could paint each mask individually, but I usually create one and then rotate it to fit the layer.

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Once every layer has a mask, open the Timeline by going to Window > Timeline. Create a second frame. The first frame should be all layers covered and the second all layers revealed. 

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Tween the two layers and then add a lot of layers at the beginning. Click on Convert to video timeline and stagger the animations.

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Once you’re satisfied with how the animation looks, click on Convert to frame animation and adjust the frame speed, etc.

I hope this wasn’t too long. The entire process can take me about an hour or two because it can be pretty involving in terms of the process.

If you or anyone would be interested in knowing how I save my GIFs, let me know. I didn’t want to make this any longer than it needs to be. Thank you for your question :)

Vielen Dank an Alle die gestern bei der Vernissage waren und den Abend so besonders gemacht haben! Wenn Ihr es nicht dahin geschafft habt und gerne mal die Show ansehen wollt, habt Ihr noch bis 24. August die Chance! Die Galerie ist für Euch mittwochs und freitags von 17-20 Uhr und sonntags von 15-18 Uhr geöffnet. Freitags bin ich persönlich für Euch da!***A big thank you to everyone who was at the opening yesterday! If you didn’t make it, you still have the chance to come by until August 24th. The gallery is open to you Wednesdays and Fridays from 5-8PM and Sundays from 3-6PM. I will personally be there on Fridays!

Vielen Dank an Alle die gestern bei der Vernissage waren und den Abend so besonders gemacht haben! Wenn Ihr es nicht dahin geschafft habt und gerne mal die Show ansehen wollt, habt Ihr noch bis 24. August die Chance! Die Galerie ist für Euch mittwochs und freitags von 17-20 Uhr und sonntags von 15-18 Uhr geöffnet. Freitags bin ich persönlich für Euch da!

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A big thank you to everyone who was at the opening yesterday! If you didn’t make it, you still have the chance to come by until August 24th. The gallery is open to you Wednesdays and Fridays from 5-8PM and Sundays from 3-6PM. I will personally be there on Fridays!

Kurz zur Erinnerung: unsere Ausstellung, HEIMTOURISTEN, wird in nur zwei Tagen eröffnet!

Vernissage

Dienstag, 5. August um 19 Uhr
KunstRaum Ko
Meraner Straße 10, 10825 Berlin

Es würde mich sehr freuen, Euch da zu sehen!

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Quick reminder: our show, HEIMTOURISTEN, opens in just two days!

Opening reception

Tuesday, August 5th at 7PM
KunstRaum Ko
Meraner Straße 10, 10825 Berlin

I would love you see you there!

Frank Lloyd Wright, why I can’t I quit you?
I just enjoy making these so much. His leaded glass is just so beautiful. I keep coming across this coloring book of his window designs, and I’ve, uh, got a birthday coming up in 7 months, so you know… Just playin’, but it’s still such a cute little book!
This is the archway in the Dana-Thomas House located in Springfield, Illinois.

Frank Lloyd Wright, why I can’t I quit you?

I just enjoy making these so much. His leaded glass is just so beautiful. I keep coming across this coloring book of his window designs, and I’ve, uh, got a birthday coming up in 7 months, so you know… Just playin’, but it’s still such a cute little book!

This is the archway in the Dana-Thomas House located in Springfield, Illinois.