Photoshop Gif Coloring Tutorial

Photoshop Gif Coloring Tutorial

October 4, 2019 0 By Peter Engel


lol I had no idea what I was doing there Why would you click on that when it’s not the crop tool?! Don’t question me, but yes I do my cropping all in Photoshop rather in Vapoursynth. I don’t know why I just do. You can change your frame delay at any time you want, but I tend to do it before I color just for convenience’s sake. Yes, grouping all of your layers into one group is necessary. Otherwise you end up with one frame being all pretty and the others looking the same as before (obviously). Okay I was trying to find a previous PSD I already used before deciding to just make my own within PS. Ignore this part obviously. So the brightness/contrast layer obviously affects the lighting and contrast of the gif. You can go pretty heavy on the contrast without any weird effects, but you want to be pretty careful with the brightness lest you want to wash/black out the scene. The levels layer affects the blacks and whites of the scene you’re doing aka dark vs light. This is going to be your best friend if your scene ends up being too light/dark for your taste after or before the brightness layer. Vibrance affects how saturated your gifs look basically. Vibrance doesn’t really affect the vibrancy of the scene that much, but saturation really does. Try to be careful on how far down the scale you go for this one. Color balance is the layer that is probably going to affect the actual color the most in the scene besides selective color. This is basically affecting how your shadows, midtones, and highlights look, specifically how cool or warm they are for different color sets. Do experiment with this one the most if anything. Curves is probably the most important adjustment layer you want to pay attention to. Curves affect EVERYTHING, from lighting to color to saturation…you get the deal. This is the one you probably want to pay the most attention to. Okay, here’s the deal. I ended up clicking the auto function so many times because I was pretty frustrated with how it looked when I affected the different curves. I would just focus on the parts that you think are the most important cause clearly I had no idea what I was doing. Ignore this part. I have no idea why I did that specifically when you can clearly see it in the video.