In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an animated pattern with the effect of noise in Photoshop. A feature of this template is that you just need to replace the photo to get a new result.
In the same way, I created a Retrowave 8 Bit animation template, which is available in my portfolio on GraphicRiver.
For a lesson fit any shot. You can find free photos on the Unsplash and Pixabay sites or you can buy a high-quality photo on PhotoDune. I will use this photo.
1. Preparation of the document
Press Ctrl + N to create a new document with the size of 500 x 500 pixels, 300 pixels / inch.
Move on File – Place (File – Post) and paste the photo on the working document.
Adjust the size of the photo to the size of the document and press Enter.
Click the right mouse button on the layer with the photo and select RasterizeLayer (Rasterize layer).
We press key M to activate RectangularMarqueeTool (Rectangular selection), and select the entire working canvas.
To cut the selected part of the image, right-click on the selected area and select in the context menu LayerViaCut (Cut to a new layer).
Select an empty layer and at the bottom of the layers panel, click on the basket button to delete it, or use the Delete key.
Double click on the name of the new layer and rename it to “Basis”.
Right click on this layer and select ConverttoSmartObject (Convert to smart object).
2. Add frames and animation elements
Now we have to create frames for our future animation. Seven times duplicate the layer “Basis”. Click on it with the right mouse button and select DuplicateLayer (Copy layer) or use the key combination Ctrl + J.
Each copy is called “Frame 1”, “Frame 2” and so on until seven.
Hide all layers by clicking on the eye icon in the layers panel, except for the “Frame 2” layer.
Select the second frame, press Ctrl + T and click on the icon on the top panel Warp (Deformation).
Move the antennae of the grid to stretch the picture.
Turn on the visibility of the next frame and reapply Warp (Warp) to reshape the photo.
We continue to deform the next frame with Warp (Deformation).
Select the next frame and press Ctrl + T, then go Edit – Transform – Distort (Editing – Transformation – Distortion).
Hold Shift and move the upper right corner by -2 degrees, and the lower right corner – by 2, then press Enter.
Double click on the same layer and in the window that appears. LayerStyle (Layer style) uncheck channels Blue (Blue) and Green (Green).
Select the next layer. Activate the transformation Distort (Distortion) and move the upper left corner by 2 degrees, and the lower right corner – by 2 degrees to the left, then press Enter.
Double click on this layer and remove checkmarks from the channels. Red (Red) and Blue (Blue).
Select the last layer and set its blend mode to HardMix (Hard mixing).
Now we have to create a noisy texture. Hit the U key and draw a rectangle of 500 x 4 pixels.
Move the rectangle to the top of the document.
Duplicate (Ctrl + J) it and drop the copy lower by 8 pixels while holding down the Shift key.
We continue to copy the rectangle until we fill the entire document with lines.
With the Shift key pressed, select all layers with a line, then on the layers panel, click on them with the right mouse button and select RasterizeLayer (Rasterize layer).
After that, right click on them again and select MergeLayers (Merge layers).
Duplicate (Ctrl + J) the resulting layer and with the Shift key held down, move it up by 504 pixels.
Merge both copies together (Ctrl + E) and name the resulting layer “TV texture”.
Reduce the layer opacity to 15% and set the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and call it “Frame”. Fill the layer with black and set Fill (Fill) by 0%.
Double click on this layer and apply the layer style. Stroke (Stroke). We use the following parameters:
- Size (Size): 25 px;
- Position (Position): Inside (Inside);
- Color (Color): black.
Now we have to rasterize the layer style. Right click on the layer and select RasterizeLayerStyle (Rasterize the layer style).
Move on Filter – Blur – GaussianBlur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) and set Radius (Radius) 4 pixels.
Adjust the frame size using Ctrl + T with the Shift key held down.
3. Create an animation
Now we are ready to create the animation. Move on Window – Timeline (Window – Timeline) and click on the button CreateVideoTimeline (Create a timeline for the video).
Turn on the visibility of the first and second frames, then on the layers panel select the second frame.
Reduce the opacity of the “Frame 2” layer to 0%.
On the timeline, expand the second frame by clicking on the arrow on the timeline, and move the time indicator to the position 0: 00: 00: 05.
Now we have to create the first keyframe. Near Opacity (Opacity) click on the timer icon. As a result, a yellow diamond will appear on the scale – this is our first keyframe of the animation.
Move the time indicator to 0: 00: 00: 13 and increase the layer opacity to 100%. After changing the opacity, the keyframe will be added automatically.
After that, move the indicator to 0: 00: 00: 20 and set the layer opacity to 0%.
Select the next layer “Frame 3” and reduce its opacity to 0%. Then create key frames with different levels of opacity, as we did above: 0: 00: 00: 13, 0: 00: 00: 20 and 0: 00: 00: 26.
On the timeline, select all three key frames, click on them with the right mouse button and select Copy (Copy).
Move the time indicator to the position 0: 00: 01: 00, create a new keyframe, click on it with the right mouse button and select Paste (Paste).
After that, move the indicator to 00: 00: 02: 00 and paste the copied key frames again. The first of the copied keyframes is moved to the position 0: 00: 01: 24, and the last one – to 0: 00: 02: 20. This will allow us to make the effect more interesting.
Now we have to move the indicator to 0: 00: 03: 10 and insert the keyframes again. After that, the first of the copied frames is moved to 0: 00: 03: 13, and the last one – to 0: 00: 03: 21.
Now we animate the next layer. Select the layer “Frame 4” and reduce its opacity to 0%. Then we add three keyframes, alternating the opacity, as we did above: 0: 00: 00: 13, 0: 00: 00: 18 and 0: 00: 00: 22. Then we copy these frames and paste them side by side so that the center one is at the position 0: 00: 01: 03.
Add three more new frames: 0: 00: 03: 00, 0: 00: 03: 05 and 0: 00: 03: 20.
Copy the three frames created in step 14 and move them to the position 0: 00: 04: 00.
On the layers panel, select the next layer and reduce its opacity to 0%. After that, we add three key frames at positions 0: 00: 00: 10, 0: 00: 00: 15 and 0: 00: 00: 20. Do not forget to alternate the opacity of the layer.
Then we copy these three frames twice and move each copy so that the central key frame of the first copy is at the position 0: 00: 01: 00, and the second copy – at 0: 00: 01: 15.
Add three new keyframes at positions 0: 00: 02: 15, 0: 00: 02: 20 and 0: 00: 03: 20.
Now we need to create an animation for the next layer. Reduce the opacity of the “Frame 6” layer to 0% and create three key points at the positions 0: 00: 00: 25, 0: 00: 01: 00 and 0: 00: 01: 05.
Then we copy these three frames twice and move each copy so that the central key frame of the first copy is at the position 0: 00: 01: 15, and the second copy – at 0: 00: 02: 00.
Copy all nine keyframes and paste so that the first frame of the copy is at position 0: 00: 03: 00.
Select the last layer “Frame 7” and reduce its opacity to 0%. After that, we create three frames at positions 0: 00: 00: 15, 0: 00: 00: 18 and 0: 00: 00: 22.
Double duplicate these three frames and place the copies so that the first frame of the first copy is at the position 0: 00: 01: 24, and the second copy – at 0: 00: 02: 04.
Duplicate all six keyframes and paste so that the first frame of the copy is at position 0: 00: 03: 10.
Next we have to animate the “tv texture” layer. Select it and click on the timer icon next to Position (Position) to create the first keyframe at position 0: 00: 00: 00.
Move the indicator to the very end of the timeline and drop the TV texture layer 500 pixels down while holding the Shift key.
4. Save the animation in GIF format.
Our animation is ready to be saved. Press Alt + Shift + Ctrl + S to open the window. SaveforWeb (Save for Web), then install LoopingOption (Repeat options) on Forever (Constantly). Then save the animation in GIF format. Also in this window you can resize the image if you want to reduce the weight of the finished GIF file.
5. How to replace a photo
If you want to quickly replace the photo in the animation, right-click on the “Base” smart object and select EditContents (Edit content).
Place a new photo above the old one, press Ctrl + S to save the document, and close it.
We are done!
In this way, you can create a ready-made template for animation, in which you only need to replace the photo and you will get a completely different result with the same effect.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Leave a comment if you have any difficulties and you need help. Also do not forget to see the Retrowave 8 Bit template in my portfolio on GraphiRiver.