Well, it’s the first full week of school, and with all the after school stuff going on, the start up of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts looming, family events, and other obligations and projects, I haven’t settled into a studio schedule yet. However, I do try to take advantage of whatever un-busy moments I have to read about and learn new things, like this:


Testing, testing…is this thing on?

I watched a great Phlearn YouTube tutorial recently on how to make GIFs and videos in Photoshop. I decided I’d “quickly” try to throw together a process evolution of good ol’ Willy McEyeballs. The process of making a GIF or video out of a layered document is pretty straight forward and simple, assuming your work flow is straight forward and logical…and mine tends not to be still. So, actually putting this together was a lot of scrolling through bazillions of layers and determining which ones to hide or turn off, which elements were actually on multiple layers, and other such tediousness. And of course, right before I published this post, I noticed that I forgot the final Willy McEyeball layer, so I had to go back and remake the GIF properly.  Oops.

Anywhat, I see great promise for something like this in the future, now that I know how to do it, I should be able to plan my work flow around it.

Sigh, it’s now nearing the end of studio time and the start of 3 boys coming home at 3 different times with 3 different sets of needs…