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- first, make 2 separate gifs. if you want to you can add a psd and sharpen, then flatten frames into layers at this step. I will do it at the end.
note: make each gif about 20 frames, since 10 of them will overlap, the final gif will be 30 frames or preferably less since you need the gif to be below 1000kb
- now, select all the layers from the gif you want at the end, and put them in a group. you do this so it will be easier to cut it in half later.
Drag that group on top of your other gif, the same way you do with a psd. you need to be on the first frame & the last layer to correct the position.
- now its time to make the part that will overlap/be cut in half. the second part of the gif should be in a group, all invisible.
you should also have 20 frames at this step. so start at frame 11, where the overlap will start, and make first frame of the second gif visible. go on with 12th frame, second layer, 13th - 3rd and so on. stop at frame 20 where the first gif ends, and move the layers that are still invisible out from the group so you only have the 10 frames that will overlap in that group
now its time to do the ~cutting part, wich you will do with a layer mask + magnetic lasso. click on magnetic lasso, then click on the bottom left cornet, hold down and follow the edge of the gif to the upper right corner, and let go. now that you have a selected area, click on the group , then create new layer mask and the mask will cut out the selected area. if its showing the wrong part of the gif, click on the mask > ctrl+i to invert it.
magnetic lasso areo, mask, and result should look like this
- now its time to make the rest of the frames visible, to do that you simple make 10 new layers (invisible) and make the rest of the layers visible on each frame.
if you got everything right, the gif now looks like this :
- but we want it all to be smoother, right?
theres a few things to fix that,
the easiest is to change the opacity in the transitions.
for example, change top visible layer in the 11th frame to 44, 12th to 66 (or other numbers, whatever you prefer)
if you do that on every transition it already looks better!
I also used motion blur, on the original photoset, to get that effect on the end.
but that requires endless of duplicating layers and different filter settings.
just play around with different motion blur settings and you will figure it out
- I prefer adding my psd and sharpening at this step
and this is the result :
- to add text, make sure to put it between the first part of the gif and your overlapping-group
- more than 30 frames in total will make it hard to fit the gif size limit
if you have any questions, ask me here :)