Create a movie or animation with Photoshop CS4.
Step 1. Open Photoshop, then select File - Open file, select the first image and click on the Image Sequence window
Step 2. Frame Rate appears, decide how many frames per second you need
The drop-down list will have several options to choose from, and you will also have the opportunity to enter your own value, click OK.
Step 3. After the first image appears, go to File - Export
In the dialog box, select a location to save the file to. In the file properties, select QuickTime Movie, Settings, Compression Type H.264, OK. Size, 1280 X 720 HD, check Preserve Ratio box, in the drop down select Letterbox, OK. Render.
Step 4. Wait a little while the movie is exported
- If you are not satisfied with the playback speed, open Window - Animation. An animation panel will open with a small film strip icon at the bottom right. There is a small inverted triangle in the image in the toolbar, click on it and a list of time delays will appear, you can try different values of time delays between frames. To test different time delays, click on the filmstrip icon and you will be able to watch the video.
- Or you can start over and rebuild the video using a different value for frames per second.
Step 5. After exporting, the movie will be automatically saved in the location of your choice
Step 6. Enjoy the movie and show it to someone
- Make sure your images are numbered in sequential order, the easiest way to do this is via the Bridge menu item. Select all the images and open them in Camera Raw, then choose Select All again. Click Save As, select the start value and the number of digits in the extension
- You can use Bridge (Camera Raw) to change the order of the frames, as well as to perform simple transformations, such as changing the color or exposure.
- The higher the number of frames per second, the smoother the movie will be.