6.2 Building an Animated GIF by Hand
At the beginning of this chapter, we built an animation frame by frame as layers in one image. Here is a general list of the steps to use as a guide for building similar animations:
Figure 6-13. The Frames to Image dialog
Create a stationary background for the animation.
Create another layer with the object that will move; it may be cut from a photograph, drawn using paint tools, or typed in as text.
For each new position of the object, duplicate the preceding layer and apply some transformation to the new layer: Move, rotate, or deform the object, zoom in or out, and so on. Take care when doing this, or the animation ...