EminentTechStudios teaches you how to create an animated loading screen
in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
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Hey everyone, Austin here. And I made an Adobe Photoshop video tutorial for you. What were going to do is make an animated loading screen, this is what it’s going to look like. Alright, let's get started. We’re going to start with a new file. And I'm just going to make it 300x300. You can make it smaller, bigger, whatever you want. You can change the size, I did to. Okay, right now we just have a normal image. So we have a plain transparent image. Nothing is on it yet. And what were going to do is just going to make this simple little loading bar. It doesn’t have to be special, you can make it any kind of design you want. I'm going to use the pen tool. I think I'm going to give it a little angle like this. It’s not fancy, but it will work. If you move this up here. Actually I don’t know what the design to look like. That looks okay for now. You can make it more good looking if you wanted. Okay so, we just have this right now. And actually I'm going to size, no, that’s a pretty good size. I don’t really care. I'm going to go down to our layers. Right click and duplicate layer. Press OK. Drag and bring it down there. Then press control T so you can rotate it. Move it around so it looks good. For it to be perfect, it will take a while. This is good. And you have to either press this button up here, press enter. Then right click. Duplicate layer. OK. And just keep doing all that. Move it around with control T. OK. Sorry, keep forgetting about that. Duplicate layer, OK. Drag. Control T. right here. Enter. Duplicate layer. OK. Alright. So it doesn’t look great. But I'm not going for perfect right now. So I'm just going to select all of these and move them to try to center it up. Alright. So now I'm just going to select one of them, I don’t need all of them. Then go to Window and select Animation. Then select this little box at the bottom right hand corner so you get frames. And let's go ahead set this black arrow next to 10 seconds and make that 1 second or .1 second. And we’ll also going to move this once button down here to forever. So select not the first one, but every other one except for the first one and just press 5 on your way up to make the opacity 50%. Alright. So now that’s the only one that’s completely filled in. all the others are more transparent. Then we’ll do new layer down here. We’re going to go in make the first one 50% and then the next one, we’ll press number 0 to make it 100%. And we’ll keep doing that for every single one. So 50 and 0 or 100. 50, 0. 50, 0. Alright, so right now it looks like this. It’s circling around. But I'm just going to I've it a new spot and make that 50%. So down to the first one and make that 100%. New layer. I'm just making it look more fancy. And then look for this one and see how it’s going to go down and then back up. 0, 0. New layer. And the very bottom one which gets 0. Then a new layer. And we’ll put that back to 50. 50. So new, then 50. 50. Actually, we don’t need this last one. So we’ll leave that, then we play it. And it will play faster when it’s rendered out. This is pretty slow right now. It’s actually zoom out to. View it only 100% to see the good quality. See it flips around goes up and down. And now let's render it. I'm just going to do export, render video. And you can make it a gif file, but I just mpg4. I kept the default size and everything it put up in render. Okay. So let's play this. And there it is. And it is in transparent, it is transparent, just the default is black background. If you put on something else, it wouldn’t be black. Alright. So this has been Austin from Eminent Tech tutorials. Be sure to rate and subscribe and send us any questions or suggestions to our email which is in this description. See you.