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Far Better Than 3-D: Animated GIFs That Savor A Passing Moment

Photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg may have finally found a way to elevate the animated GIF to a level approaching fine art, with their “cinemagraphs” — elegant, subtly animated creations that are “something more than a photo but less than a video.”

Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Cinemagraphs, which are usually published in an animated GIF format, can give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video.

For more outstanding Animated GIF’s visit their website :)

3D Danbo – Create Your Own 3D Images! (Wobble Images)

Marvelous, just an outstanding way of creating easy 3D images. This type of 3D called “Wobble Images” or “Animated 3D Stereo Photography”.

Today you will be able to see an example of this 3D type of images, I created it myself. I am really happy of the outcome. Hope you will find it fun + useful :-)

Example of a “Wobble Image”:

Examples from the Internet:

Now, How to Create those lovely Stereo Images?

1- Identify a Stationary object, (a non moving object) in my case I chose Danbo.

2- Shoot the object, then move your camera slightly (like 2 inches, or 3) to either left or right (Move the camera in a straight line).

3- Now, rotate the camera (curve) to face the stationary object (the object should be at the same place as at point 2) and shoot. This is the trickiest part in the whole tutorial (It doesn’t need to be perfect like 100% at same place, but try to make it 80% the same because we can fix that using the Photoshop).

In my case these are my two shots (You can use them to experiment)

4- Open the Photoshop, make image 1 as Layer 1, and insert image 2 as Layer 2 (above Layer 1):

5- Change “Layer 2” Opacity to 50% and adjust the stationary object to be identical (same position) in the both Layers. (That is what I meant when I said we can fix that in Photoshop in point 3). After you are done aligning the images, change the opacity back to 100%.

6- Go to (Windows > Animator) to bring the animator window, then create a second frame by clicking on the icon shown:

7- Select Frame 1 (From the animator) and make sure that only Layer 1 is visible, then Select Frame 2 and make sure that only Layer 2 is visible (The eye shown = Visible):

8- Set the Delay to (0.1) seconds:

9- Finally, save it as GIF (File > Save for Web & Devices..).

Enjoy :-)