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19 August 2009 @ 11:34 pm
Animations!  
Ok, so thanks to shizlo, who got me to check my saving methods again, I've been able to save my stuff in .gif format!

So, here is an LJ header I made with the manip:
(click to enlarge)

And then I made some icons:


(here's my crappy quality versions - I thought they actually turned out kinda cool looking)

PROBLEM: I still can't figure out how to save the icons so that they are below the 40KB limit that LJ sets, without them turning out in really crappy quality. Any help you can give is GREATLY appreciated! And, again, I promise to make a requested art for anyone who shows me how to properly save these!

 
 
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keepsakedesigns: Jacksonkeepsakedesigns on August 26th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
You mean for GIFs? Or just in general?
e_transitionse_transitions on August 26th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
for GIFs. The only thing I can figure out is that I have to cut down the layers - which completely sucks because that messes with the pretty transitions :(
keepsakedesigns: say what?keepsakedesigns on August 27th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Well hun, you can do three things to make it under the 40KB limit.
First off, you can cut off layers, but it won't mess up the smooth transition that much. It will still be fine, as long as you cut off layers evenly, but it won't take very long to make the transition. I don't know if it's making any sense or not.
The second thing you can do is to make it black and white. That reduces the size as well. I think you can fit around 25 frames in a black and white icon.
The last one is not that good, but I'll say it anyways. You can make a transition like the one in my icon. I think it's called motion blur in Photoshop.
I hope that helped. :)
e_transitionse_transitions on August 31st, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!!! That seems to help a lot! If you ever wanna request an art, feel free!