These are the layers for this project.
2. Now change the color of main title to #ff7e0c and go to Layer
Styles. Add Outer Glow with same color and normal
blend mode. Also add a Stroke with #be5a00 of 2px in center.
3. Now duplicate the text in a new layer. On the menu, go to
Layer > New > LayerVia Copy. Then go to
Layer Style, remove outer glow and stroke. Add Color
Overlay with overlay blend mode and 60% opacity.
4. Now chose marquee selection tool and select an area like the image below.
Make sure that the copied layer is selected. Create a layer mask from
Layer > Layer mask > Reveal Selection. This will hide the
5. You can see the duplicate layer and its mask below. You will see what the
mask is used for in step 11.
6. Before moving on, change the Opacity of the text layers
above the divider bar to zero for now, so we can concentrate on
the Title and subtitle animations.
7. Go back to the original title text layer. Now open the timeline panel from
Window > Timeline. Click Create Video
Timeline. On the timeline, click on the arrow of the left side of the
main title’s layer to open keyframe control. Now you have contol over the
animation of Opacity, Transform and others.
You can also move the frame slider to different points on the timeframe and
8. Move the frame slider to zero. Click on the
Transform and Opacity keyframe buttons circled
on the left. Go to 5th frame, set two more like you see below.
9. Stay on Frame 1 and the TUTORIAL BONE
YARD layer. While holding SHIFT + ALT, Transform the
text layer to a small size (Edit >> Free Transform).
Apply the transformation. Stay on Frame 1 and set the layer
opacity to 0%. Now move the frame slider from frame 1 to 5 to
test the animation. NOTE: watch the video if you have any
10. Now go to copied layer (the one with the mask), click on layer
mask position and make 6 keyframes spaced out.
11. Ok, make sure the copy layer has the lock turned off next to the mask. Now
click the Move Tool button so we can move the mask at different points in
the timeline animation. Move the timeline slider to the 2nd
keyframe you just made on the layer mask
Now with the Move tool on, go to the screen and drag the mask from left to
the right. You will see the glow of the letters from the copy layer as you drag
horizontally. WATCH THE VIDEO if you have trouble here. The mask
layer will flip horizontally. Do the same for also 4th and
6th keyframe. Test the animation.
12. For the subtitle and divider layer we
will just make an animation to slide them from outside the canvas, and then back
into place. Just make keyframes in position in 10th and
20th frame. Now go to 10th frame and move the layer to the
out of the canvas so that it becomes invisible. WATCH THE VIDEO if you have
13. For the other layers, we’ll just make the "fade with
opacity". As we have a lot of layers here, I’ll use Actions to make it easier. Go
to Actions panel from Window > Actions. Before creating any
action, select the first layer which you want to animate in fade style (the
Photoshop text layer). Create new actions set and name it “MyActions” and create new action and name it “Opacity”.
From now what you’re doing is being recorded as actions. The record button is
now on. Be careful to only do changes in the layer you selected.
14. Move the slider below and create 2 keyframes in Opacity like you see
circled below. Go to 1st keyframe and set the layer opacity to 0%. Go to the
2nd keyframe and set layer
opacity to 100%. Our action is completed.
Now click the stop recording action
button in the actions panel circled on the right above. Test the "fade
15. Now we’ll apply this action to all of the remaining text layers.
Select the next layer (Illustrator text layer), select the action Opacity in actions panel and click
the start action button circled
What now happens is that the same steps in the first actions layer is
repeated in this one. This saves you time because you can quickly insert the
actions of the first layer into all the rest (one by one).
Do this for all the remaining layers. Now all these text layers have the
fade with opacity settings.
16. Basically, Actions have stored the data of these layers. So after
applying all actions, we’ll see that all of the layers are fading at same time.
To make them fade one by one, just select every two keyframes of every layer and
drag them after the starting point of previous layer. Follow the image below.
To save it to a GIF file, on the menu go to File >> Save for
Web. Save as a GIF file. If you do not have that many colors, you can drop it to 128. A small size is preferable on a website.
Congratulations! Your timeline animation is complete.