Photo camera (phone one works too)
Don't get confused by all the steps, it isn't that hard at all.
Use two photos instead of three for the first time.
Don't take photos when it's dark
Don't take photos of both small and big things (e.g. flower on the windowsill and buildings in the background) Believe me it will look bad.
Before starting the work in photoshop, you must take 2-3 pictures of object from slightly different angles.
Here are mine:
pic 1 pic 2 pic 3
(It might not work from the first time, so don't get disappointed, it didn't work for me from first time either)
Step2. - After you got the photos.
Now open all your three photos in photoshop (as layers in one document).
The first thing you want to do in photoshop is get the photos in place.
This is how it looks before editing (just plain photos playing) - pic
Step3. - getting objects in place.
So let me explain you this - You can set anything as the main object, and the main object (e.g. tree trunk) will be anything that will not move, everything besides it will move.
•Sub-step1 - Main object is tree trunk.
step1 - Make third photo invisible, first two visible, select second photo and make it's opacity 50%. pic
step2 - Zoom 300 - 400% and now move second photo to the first photo so that the trunks are placed one on another. pic (before/after)
and normal sized - pic
After you get the picture as displayed, make it's opacity back to 100%
step3 - Do the same with layer 3 - make all three layers visible, only third layer with it's opacity 50% and do the same as in step2.
•Sub-step1 - Main object is bunker in the background.
Do the same as in Sub-step1 just use the bunker instead of tree trunk. pic of layer1&2
Scaling or rotating image might be necessary. I'm not making a step for that.
Step4. - Animation
1.Go to Window>animation.
2.Make copy of layer2 and move it on the most top.
3. in the upper right of animation window click the options icon and hit make frames from layers
4. in the lower right of the frame, there's 0 sec., click on it and set it to 0.1 sec. for every frame.
Now you're done with animation.
Step5. - Saving - it's not that simple
Instead of normal saving you have to use save for web and devices instead (it's in the same section as "save as").
I can't say a lot about the settings. The better settings - the better quality.
For the forums you can use default settings (not for signatures though).
Sorry for not going all fancy with headers and banners and sh*t this time, I'm keeping it simple.
Edited by Rokas., 17 May 2011 - 06:29 PM.