Animation

A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Elements 9 - Coming Soon!
Over the past few months I’ve been thinking about re-recording my popular video series ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop Elements’, updating it from version 6 to 9. It’s a lot of work so it wasn’t a decision I could take lightly, as not only would I need to update parts of the course that had changed through the versions, but also add additional content on other essential commands and new features that came along with version 9.
 
How to Download Photoshop for Free

If you don't have Photoshop, or are contemplating an upgrade, the best path to take is a fully functional trial version. If you're not sure if Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or even Photoshop Lightroom is going to serve your purpose, or you want to compare and balance out which variation best suits your specific needs, or even if you just want to play around and figure out if image editing is for you - my top tip would be to download a trial version. In this article I'll show you how it's done, completely legally and with Adobe's blessings.

Flashing Text
The Basic Animation video tutorial I released a few years ago has been one of the most popular videos on the site, consistently being in the top 5. In that video I demonstrate how to build up basic animated scenes in the full version of Photoshop using options and techniques such as the animation panel and tweening. In this tutorial things will be a trifle different – we’ll work in Photoshop Elements, we’ll make a block of text flash using a simpler technique, and we’ll use layers instead of a frame-based animation panel.
 
Basic Animation Video Tutorial

In this tutorial we'll look at how to create a basic animated GIF image, and how we can save time with tweening inside Photoshop and Imageready. I'll also take you through the saving process and make sure the finished product works the way it was intended to.