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Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Post icon  Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:01 AM

Here's a small challenge for all you graphic designers out there.

Create an animated signature like the one I am wearing at the minute. I used photoshop for mine but I'm sure the tools are there in gimp. Another good tool to use is Flash, you can create an animation in Flash then export it using a sprite sheet tool and then use those images to create a gif in photoshop.

Feel free to discuss and post mock ups in this thread!

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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:25 AM

Sounds fun! I'll try and get some time to work on this.
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:57 AM

Try to get this done.. Damn photoshop animation maker!
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:49 AM

Yeah it's pretty nasty. Although they have introduced a tween like thing, I didn't know how to use it though so I just went with frame by frame. :)
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:09 AM

Yeah that's what I am doing.. I know enough from watching 6.3 seconds of a youtube clip and just powered through with making frames... and what not. Pffsst... learning how to do this proper? No time! Too l33t!
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:17 AM

Too long; Didn't learn?
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:20 AM

Learned enough to have the most efficient outcome - me flailing my arms around and some how animation occurs.
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:58 AM

I found that the easiest way is to make each frame a different layer and then hide and show as you move along, that said one mistake can totally mess up the rest of the frames.
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:04 AM

Yeah.. I've been just doing a physical move.. until I have a really cool idea, create a new layer, and add the new object... but then I have to go back to the start and hide the new layer from the first frame to the last...
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:57 AM

Or shift select the next and last frame then hide it :)
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:13 AM

It can be done with GIMP but I've never tried. There are a couple tutorials in the GD tutorial section on animated GIFs using Ulead GIF animator. I recall there is a 30 day trial on the software if people would like to try that out.
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:20 AM

Ulead GIF Animator... I think that is what I used for my first ever animation (a charizard going into a pokeball :P)!
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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

Here is my entry, mates. Enjoy.
I have no idea how to add a signature, I'm not sure if I'm even allowed to as a user, but here it is.

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Re: Graphic Design Challenge: Create an animated signature

Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:34 AM

View PostCherish Life, on 19 February 2012 - 04:03 PM, said:

Here is my entry, mates. Enjoy.
I have no idea how to add a signature, I'm not sure if I'm even allowed to as a user, but here it is.

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That is pretty cool! Well done :) It is very nice to see a new skeleton face around here :D

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