I'm having issues with animating two frames and getting it down to 40k. I'm wondering if maybe JASC Animation Shop 3's optimization just isn't working for me. I've had Image Ready CS2 sitting around for a while and I thought I might try my luck with it but no such luck.
First of all, here is what I'd like
it to look like:
It's just two frickin' frames but I can't get it down to under 40k without murdering the quality.
So I open them both in Image Ready and I managed to figure out how to get some animation frames set up with tweening but for the life of me I just can't get the transition to work. If I have opacity checked, as expected, the image starts out at 100% but becomes lighter. But if I have it unchecked, there is no transition at all, it just gives me five frames of layer one and then one frame of layer two. So there is no subtle shift of the text.
Not only that, I can't export or save it in GIF format. When I go to "Save Optimized As," there is no GIF option, only PNG and HTML.
To sum all of this up, I guess I have several questions:
- How do I get the animation down to 40k?
- How do I get a "phasing" effect from one layer to another in Image Ready?
- Why can't I "Save As Optimized" as a GIF?
Thank you for your time. I'm sorry this is so long.