COM 115 – Animated GIFs

Tonight in my COM 115 Introduction to Design and Digital Media Environments class at the College of Staten Island, we are learning how to make animated GIFs. Using this original source photo I took in the East Village yesterday, I made these three demo animations in Flash, and then exported them as animated GIFs for the web.




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Double Exposures and Collages

Today in my class, Introduction to Design and Digital Media Environments, we are learning how to use Photoshop to make simulated double exposures and collages.

Concepts Covered:

  • Using layers and opacity in Photoshop
  • Using the pen tool to select and copy elements of an image
  • Using free transform and other adjustments to tweak an image

Simulated Double Exposure

double exposure



Original Source Photos

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