Make Your Own GIF Animation

whenever i have free time  i do this thing because motion design is something which i love the most  after VFX and film-making.I created this GIF animation just to refine my animation principles which we used to apply on our motion works.and if i get the opportunity to share this thing to anyone i always start with this practice .i thought if you want to create good motion design for professional world you need to focus on only one thing which is “Graph Editor“no matter which tool you guys are using  because animation principles n graph editor would be same. and Gif animation is best way so far on 2d medium. But  the real question is how to do this thing at initial level ? So friends if you really want to do any thing you just require one thing which is the zeal of doing that thing desperately . By profession i am not dealing with motion design but whenever i get time i do some graph editor practice by making this kind of GIF animation in after effects which gives me idea to observe more deeply, every time i just give myself a task to create 3-4 sec GIF animation clips on different 2 Themes  may be sometime it will be text falling or some time it’s  shape morphing or maybe any small logo animation.when you play on little  ideas & concepts it always give you a new dimensions of thinking and make your mind more creative.Because you making it spontaneously .always starts with small exercises like ball animation,pendulum exercise etc. and remember that TIME & SPACE is everything in animation.there are plenty animation books n resources are available online  but i think start with this book of animation called ” The Animator’s Survival Kit- by Richard williams  and “Time for animation”

Go and make your own GIF animation and upload it online on www.Giphy.com  and share with your friends on social media

you can see some of my GIF animation on — https://giphy.com/channel/dfordesign

may be this post will helps you.

Thanks & Regards – #Dfordesign #vfxforever

COLOR CORRECTION WITH LEVEL AND CURVES


Many Photoshop users learn to use the Levels dialog and then never progress to learning how to use the Curves. Let me give you several reasons why learning to use the Curves will make you more of an expert with Adobe Photoshop.

In digital photography editing, both the Levels and the Curves are used for one of the single most important editing tasks: image tone control. Whenever you have a photograph that has less than perfect contrast, i.e. the contrast is either too low or, conversely, too high, you need to use some form of tone control. Both the Levels and the Curves allow you to alter the black and white end points of the tonal range in the image. Adjusting the end points allows you to change the global or overall contrast of a photograph; the method and affect is the same whichever of the two commands you choose to use.

Both commands also allow you to change the appearance of the intermediate–or grey–tones in-between the black and white end points. However, the important difference between the two commands is that a Levels adjustment proportionally changes all of the tones in the tonal range; whereas the Curves allow you to choose which portion of the tone scale you wish to adjust. The Levels is a linear adjustment but the Curves are a geometric adjustment (in fact, this difference is in the names: levels and linear, curves and geometric). This is a massive difference, and using Curves rather than Levels will elevate your editing skill to a professional level.