Animated Sunburst with Portrait in Photoshop
● Create a Sunburst Background behind your Picture or Portrait and make it Animate.
✓ Lasso Tool✓ Animated .gifs✓ Layer Visibility✓ Hue/Saturation
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Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open a Picture of Yourself in PhotoShop ~
✗ Open a picture of yourself in PhotoShop …
✗ … and crop the image to get just your face.
Step #2: Trace Around your Head ~
✗ Use the Magnetic Lasso Tool …
✗ … and begin to trace around your head and shoulders.
✗ The goal is to cut out around your head, deleting the background.
Step #3: Choose Colors ~
✗ Choose some bright colors …
✗ … by clicking on the colors palette and select two bright colors you like.
Step #4: Shape Tool ~
✗ Select the Custom Shape Tool or just hit the letter (U) …
✗ … and click the Shape Picker on the menu bar.
✗ Do this:
Step #5: Choose the "Registration Target" ~
✗ Choose the element shown below:
✗ … make sure Pixels is selected in "Pick tool mode" …
Step #6: Zoom Out ~
✗ Get the Zoom Tool by hitting the keyboard shortcut letter (z) …
✗ … select the Zoom Out button in the menu bar …
✗ … or just hit Cmd (⌘) - (minus) to Zoom Out.
Step #7: Drag the Image ~
✗ Stretch out the shape far beyond the image:
✗ To zoom back in hit Cmd (⌘) plus.
Step #8: Make a New Layer ~
✗ Make another New Layer below the others.
Step #9: Swap Colors ~
✗ Swap your colors by clicking hitting the keyboard shortcut letter (x).
Step #10: Fill the Layer ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut letters: Alt (⌥) + Backspace/Delete + to fill the area with the foreground color.
Step #11: Merge Layers ~
✗ Shift-click the bottom 2 layers to select them both …
✗ … then Right-Click and select Merge layers or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘) + E
Step #12: Duplicate the Layer ~
✗ Right-Click and duplicate the merged layer …
✗ … and then duplicate it AT LEAST 3 more times.
Step #13: Change the Color ~
✗ Then go to: Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and change the background color of one layer.
Step #14: Change Each Layer ~
✗ Then change the colors of each layer so they are different from each other.
Step #15: Animation ~
✗ Then go to: Window > Timeline and the Timeline window appears click "Create Frame Animation" (if necessary) …
Step #16: Layer Visibility ~
✗ Turn OFF the visibility of all your layers except your face and the bottom layer by clicking on the
Step #17: .01 or .02 Seconds ~
✗ Click the seconds at the bottom of the frame and set it to .1 or .2
Step #18: Add New Frames ~
✗ Click the little icon at the bottom to "Duplicate selected frames …"
✗ … and with the Duplicate Frame selected …
✗ … turn the visibility ON in the next layer up.
Step #19: Keep Going ~
✗ Create a new frame for each layer layer you made.
Step #20: Play ~
✗ Play your animation by clicking on the Play button.
✗ The goal is to make the background animate.
Step #21: Forever ~
✗ Set the number of times your animation plays, click here …
✗ … set it to Forever.
✗ To speed up or slow down your animation, select all the frames by holding and clicking on the first and last frames.
✗ You probably want your animation to play quickly …
Step #22: Save for Web …
✗ When you are done with all your layers, go to: File > Save for Web … and save your work as a .gif …
✗ Check the file size in the lower left hand corner. Try to keep below 2 megabytes if you can.
✗ Animated gifs are supposed to be small - that's their purpose. To make your file smaller, shrink the pixel size …
Step #23: Insert the animation in your Project …
✗ Attach your animated gif to your portfolio or whatever project you're working on - USE IT!
✗ … (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be applied to your projects) …
Last Step: The Link ~
✗ If you're using your portfolio, navigate to the EXACT PAGE in your browser where your files and reflections are posted …
✗ … copy the URL address of your page …
● Then paste the URL address of THE SPECIFIC PAGE of your Portfolio so that when the link is clicked, it takes you directly to the example on your website.
✗ Remember: Paste the address into your reply so when the link is clicked it goes directly to the page that contains your evidence.
Attach your Photoshop Document Also ~
✗ Also attach your completed Photoshop file too!