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Animated Text Logo Tutorial.

By Tommy-Vercetti19

 

Note, this is my first tutorial, so sorry for the quality/lack of detail. I will continue to improve this over time.

 

 

 

 

Hey there guys, here's a tutorial requested from various people from the visual arts forum.

It's very simple to do. Plus this effect can be applied to everything. smile.gif

 

Here's what our end product will be.

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Step 1.

 

 

 

Open Photoshop and for now i'm simply using a 500 x 200 with a black background.

 

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Step 2.

 

 

 

With a font type in whatever you want. For now i'm typing in Graham with the Boulder font.

 

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Step 3.

 

 

 

Now do whatever you want with your text, for now i'm just going to add a gradient overlay.

 

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Step 4.

 

 

 

Now create a new rectangle shape

 

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Step 5. (OPTIONAL!)

 

 

 

If you like, add some Gaussian blur to the shape to make it more light like.

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Step 6.

 

 

 

Now load the selection of the text layer and create a layer mask.

 

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Step 7.

 

 

 

Make sure the shape layer is NOT LINKED TO THE LAYER MASK and the original layer is selected not the mask.

 

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Step 8.

 

 

 

Now were onto the animation part! (the best part tounge.gif )

 

Make sure the animation window is loaded by going to Window - Animation and it should pop up down the bottom.

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Now make sure the shape layer is not visible just to the left of the text.

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Step 9.

 

 

 

Now make sure the time-line is at the start set a key-frame at position.

 

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Then, move ahead on the time-line to about 1:50f and drag the shape layer across to the other side.

 

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Step 10.

 

 

 

Now hit playback, your all done! Just make sure to bring the master length down to suit your length of the GIF.

Then go to File - Save for web & devices and your sorted.

 

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Once you understand the basic animation techniques, anything is possible! biggrin.gif

Here's an example by Narcis_speed6 using the tutorial. cool.gif

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Thanks for reading this tutorial! If you have any questions, please post below and i'll be happy to get back to you.

Tommy-Vercetti19

 

 

 

 

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yo wassup jim?

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Easy tutorial to follow. Very simple stages. A handy guide to have to make impressive avatars/sigs. Nice one!

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Narcis_speed6

Indeed great tutorial icon14.gif ,

you should also add the step where you make the timeline smaller, for the fellows around here who try to learn animation

since the anim is going to end and there is gonna be allot of empty space...

 

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Thanks for the compliments CCPD and Narcis. I have updated the post according to your feedback. Mind if i add your GIF as an example as what can be done? smile.gif

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Narcis_speed6
Of course you can add it. smile.gif
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Great work! Good to see people are still chipping in, this section has lost some of the steam it once had.

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I wish someone could make something like this for Paint.NET too. sad.gif

Eh, great job anyway. icon14.gif

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Finally! biggrin.gif Thank you so much for this.

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My new signature. inlove.gif

 

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Excuse me if this is a stupid question, but would this work with Photoshop CS4 Portable?

 

I've done all steps so far up until the animation part. I can't find the timeline/frame animation toggle button anywhere!

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I've done all steps so far up until the animation part. I can't find the timeline/frame animation toggle button anywhere!

Click the button (i surrounded it in red)

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It should be there mercie_blink.gif ...try expanding the window.
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Try pressing this:

ain't showing up

 

and selecting "Convert to timeline" in the dropdown menu.

 

If that doesn't work, than I guess you're in trouble.

 

 

 

By the way, great tutorial TommyVercetti. icon14.gif Very detailed and clear.

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The photo is restricted...
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Menaced: Sorry but i cannot tell you, i have never seen or used the CS4 Portable, I'll look into it for you. smile.gif

Thanks guys for the warm reception, i'll do some more tuts soon. Some great GFX being made from it, the only thing that limits you is your imagination! tounge.gif

Here's a few examples.

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I wish someone could make something like this for Paint.NET too.

 

Very cool. Can somebody maybe start doing Adobe Firework tutorials??

 

just a suggestion, you could use GIMP (the free alternative to photoshop) catspider.gif

theres loads of tuts out there for GIMP too

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I'm pretty sure this can be done on Fireworks. You should ask M|chael.

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Yeah, i'm pretty positive it can be done the same way in Fireworks. Like Guru said, give M|cheal a shout.

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Yeah, i'm pretty positive it can be done the same way in Fireworks. Like Guru said, give M|cheal a shout.

 

Is that guy good with Fireworks??

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Yes, he uses Fireworks to create graphics. I'm sure he can help you. wink.gif

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Yes, he uses Fireworks to create graphics. I'm sure he can help you. wink.gif

 

Well thank you very much comrade user posted image

Would you mind posting a link to his profile??

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Yes, he uses Fireworks to create graphics. I'm sure he can help you. wink.gif

 

Well thank you very much comrade user posted image

Would you mind posting a link to his profile??

M|chael

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