Apologies if I missed this in the memories. How would I go about making an animated icon like the one I'm posting with? I know it involves taking a crap ton of screenshots, but I don't have a screencap program that would let me just sit there and cap-cap-cap for the whole clip I want to make an icon of. Currently I'm making caps by doing some kind of stream/overlay tweaking with VLC media player, so if there's a better way I'd be grateful to hear it. I'd also need to know how to set the timing--aren't most animated shows 24 frames/second?--and tweak the final product so it would be saved small enough for LJ, in terms of file size. I have PSP 9 and some version of Photoshop and Animation Shop to work with. Thank you!
I went through the memories & FAQ, but I didn't find what I was looking for... Either I just missed it, or it's not there.
Anyway, how does one make icons with only parts of them animated? (Like my icon here.) The only way I can figure out how to do them is by changing the same part in every 100x100 picture (i.e pasting a smaller picture frame by frame on a larger pic) and animating those, but that's a ridiculous bother and the fill will be too big.
I have Adobe Image Ready and Photoshop 7, but if there's a better animation program that you use, I'll happily try it out.
Does anyone know what I can find tutorials on making patterns? I remember a few months back someone asked the same question but I completely forgot to add the link to the memories. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm basically going insane.
I've seen a couple of tutorials floating around that speak of screencapping with Windows Media Player, and so far all of them say something about "printscreen" and I have absolutely no idea what that is. It's begining to bother me. I can follow the tutorial up until then. If anyone has anything that could help, not just with the printscreen part, but to go over the entire screencapping process with windows, it would be absolute love. I also have Realplayer and FLVPlayer, if I can use either of those instead.