Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing a Phonotrope guide in Photoshop: Frames, part of Motion Graphics Loops: 3 Analog Techniques, the Phonotrope.
- [Voiceover] Now that we've determined the size…of each individual frame of our Photoshop guides,…we just have to jump into Photoshop and design them.…I'm gonna start in the start window here…in Adobe Photoshop, and I'm gonna go to file, new,…to create a new Photoshop document.…I'm gonna name this one, frame guide underscore 32 F…underscore 24 FPS underscore 45 RPM.…That's for 32 frames of animation 24 frames per second…frame rate and 45 rotations per minute on my record player.…
I'm gonna go ahead and make sure I'm selecting US paper…for its default letter size but I'll switch…the width and the height so this will be 11…and the height will be 8.5.…This way I'm in landscape mode and it's…gonna be wider than it will be tall.…Resolution at 300 looks good and no background…that's white, also looks good,…square pixels, all right, I'm good to go.…I'm gonna hit OK.…So, currently, I'm in my essentials window mode.…You can switch it to essentials if you're in something else.…
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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