Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing a Phonotrope guide in Photoshop: Cut guides, part of Motion Graphics Loops: 3 Analog Techniques, the Phonotrope.
- [Voiceover] Now I just need to number each frame,…add a few labels, and I'm good to print, cut,…and throw it on the record player.…Alright, now I'll go to my type tool.…Before I start typing, I'm gonna look at my font size,…which is at 203 points, way bigger than I need.…I'm gonna take this to, let's say, an eight point type.…I'm gonna go ahead and command plus to zoom in a little bit.…I'll go over here, start typing in zero zero one.…That's okay.…I'm gonna go ahead and hit my move tool.…
Kinda move this a little more centered.…Use my arrow keys to really move it around.…Let's go back to the type tool now.…I'm gonna double click to move this all.…Instead of being myriad pro semi-bold,…I want this to be something like regular.…Cause I don't need it to be that bold.…Alright, I'll click behind there.…And I'm just gonna hit the spacebar and number these in,…zero zero one through zero zero eight.…Just make sure they're pretty evenly spaced…and right in the center of each of these guides.…
I'm gonna speed through this, but you can do this yourself.…
You'll get hands on and color, cut, paste, and draw and, along the way, learn about the logistics of player speeds, frames, video capture, and lighting. In the final chapter, you'll get tips and inspiration for taking your Phonotrope to the next level with transparency and mixed media.
- Introducing the Phonotrope
- Understanding frame and speed settings
- Experimenting with drawing and play dough
- Using Illustrator and Photoshop to plan a Phonotrope guide
- Preparing After Effects for a Phonotrope animation
- Shooting, lighting, and editing animation footage