Tag Archives: Photoshop

How to make a GIF

In this tutorial I will be demonstrating how to create a GIF on Adobe Photoshop.

As you can see on my home page I have an animated banner, this is a gif.

First of all I have all my separate layer in the position I want them to be and they are all organised with titles on the layer menu.

The next step is to make all your layers invisible, you do this by clicking the eye next to each layer.

Looking at the timeline at the bottom of the screen you need to make the layer you first want to see visible, on the first frame. This is usually the background.

Next you want to add another frame, by clicking the tab at the end of the time line you get the option to add a new frame  

Then on each frame keep making one more layer visible. In my example each frame I uncover another word.

Finally you need to alter the time in between the frames, I made mine 0.5 seconds between each word appearing.

Finally for you to save it so you can use on your WordPress blog you need to go File > Save for Web. Make sure the format is Gif.

NOTE – When uploading to WordPress do not crop the image otherwise the animation breaks.

Here is my final product.



How to Strip a Magazine

In one of my lectures last semester I was introduced to Composition. We looked at magazines and how they were arranged in a way that the viewers eye was lead to certain components.

Therefore I was challenged to strip a magazine cover and build it up again.

This is the magazine cover that I chose –

For me the main focal part of this magazine cover is the fly on Seth Rogens nose. Here was my starting point, I was going to remove the fly from his nose. To do this I used the clone stamp tool, which basically acted as a skin graft in a creepy way.  I was able to stamp a part of his skin and stamp it over the top of the fly to erase it.

My next goal was to erase all the text, it was simple to erase the text down the sides, this was a simple eraser tool job. However the text on his blue shirt and the Rolling Stones text on his hair were vey difficult. Again using the Clone Stamp tool I was able to do this. 

These are the results.

I was able to strip everything from the magazine poster so it was just a photo of Seth Rogen. I then began to add all the text again.

Here you can see the original and the stripped down and built back up version.

This was my first attempt at using the Clone Stamp Tool, I will be making more effort to practice with this tool.




How to make a header

An essential part of every website is a header. It doesn’t matter how simple or complicated it is a necessity when creating a webpage.

So, here how to make one on a WordPress site.

First of all you need to know the size of your header, you don’t want to be spending loads of time creating a header that doesn’t fit your site properly.

To do this you need to go onto the customisation page, when the toolbar pops up at the side of your website you want to go onto Header Image here you can find the recommended header size.

Secondly using these dimension you need to open a new document on Photoshop and enter your custom dimensions accordingly.

Finally a blank document in the selected size will appear, here you are free to edit as you please and create a fantastic header which you can use for your website to make it much more aesthetically pleasing.

Using the dimensions recommended to me, here is the original header that I created.



How to use Hue/Saturation Tool

Here is a basic tutorial by me on how to find and use the Hue/Saturation tool.

The Hue/Saturation tool essentially allows the user to change the colours of the image – the hue typically enriches or takes the life out of an image and the saturation controls the lightness and darkness.

In my image I have altered the colours. Initially it was green and very vibrant summary image, using this tool I have managed to alter it so it is more red and appears to be taken in the season autumn.



Editing Photo No4

Here is the editing process of my final favourite image from my Horsforth Walk. This is the only panoramic photo that I took.


For this photo I tried to tone down the white sky and white balance it however I was unable to do so. I decided that for this edit I wanted to do something. little bit different, I wanted to make this photo look vintage/old by using different filters.


Original Photo

For starters I wanted to change the colour of the photo to a sepia colour. To do this I used Hue and Saturation.  Make sure you tick the colorise box then drag the hue and saturation sliders until you have a sepia tone.


Hue Saturation settings

The next stage is to add some ‘Noise’


Noise filter settings – I advise the settings I’ve selected.


The next stage is to add some grain/scratches, to do this I added another layer a complete black block. The next stage is Filter > Filter Galley. Then select the Texture folder then Grain filter then make sure the grain type is on vertical. Then as you please alter the intensity and contrast of the grain to what you want. Once you are happy click okay.


How to find the grain filter in the texture folder.

Finally whilst selecting the Black layer, scroll through the layer filters and select the ‘Screen’ filter.


Click the layer then select the filter you wish.

There you have it, a vintage looking photo.

Here is the original and new image. 




Edited Image

Next is my Final Favourite Photo overall arrow-for-jamess