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How to Make an Animation Using Adobe ImageReady

A window will appear. Select FILE>JUMP TO> Adobe ImageReady.

To begin your animation project, select FILE>NEW.

Name your animation and select the image size (e.g. 200 pixels by 200 pixels).

You have the option of having a white, background color or transparent for the background to your animation. Choose the option you desire, then click OK.

You are now able to add an image to your animation OR create your own using the drawing toolbar. Two options for adding images:

  • To import multiple images: Go to FILE>IMPORT>Folder as Frames
    This will allow you to open many images at once creating a storyboard of images. Each image will be seen as a 'frame'. Your images will appear on the animation palette, usually located at the bottom of the screen. Note: you can import images from your scanner as well.
  • To open one image: Go to FILE>OPEN
    You can browse the photos available on your computer. Once you have made a decision, click on the file name and click OK.

Once you have your image, it will appear on the document window for you to edit and also on the animation palette. You can now duplicate your image into many frames so that you can create your animation.

In the animation palette, click the Duplicate Current Frame button.

Continue until you have the desired number of frames.

Notice that now, each time you move your object a certain way, all of the frames move that way as well.

To individually edit each frame, go to SELECT> DESELECT. Also, make sure you have selected Layer 1 in the "Layers" palette. You can now click on the desired frame to edit using the animation palette.

There are various options that you can adjust to your animation once all the frames have been edited the way you wanted.

  • To adjust the time delay between each frame: Click on the frame where it has a time reading (usually 0 sec). Once you click, it will display a list of times in which you can set your frame delay. The higher the time, the slower your animation will be.
  • To set the duration of the animation: To do so, click of the 'forever' button on your animation palette. A list will appear displaying 'once', 'forever', 'other'. Choosing other will allow you to specify how many times you want your animation to run.

You are now ready to play your animation. Click the Play button On the Animation palette. The animation is displayed in the document window. To stop the animation, click the Stop button To rewind the animation, click the Select First Frame button.

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