Saving a gif with a dropshadow

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Saving a gif with a dropshadow

Les
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06 Sep 2010, 00:14 #1


Many thanks to Bright for sharing this link with us.

If anyone has problems with dropshadows on animations, this site has screenshots of the ideal settings to have.

On the screenshots you will see they have the Median box checked on the Colours tab. You may prefer to check the Octree box instead. If you're not happy with the result anytime, just change between Octree and Median to see which end result you're happier with.

http://home.mchsi.com/~tyestuts/asgifop.html
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karenality
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21 Jan 2011, 07:30 #2

Oh yay...I had forgotten how to do this and have been giving my animations backgrounds!!
I HATE it when my pretty drop shadows turn black and rigid!!
TY!!!
Now...I need to remember to make note of my ORIGINAL customization settings!!
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05 Oct 2012, 14:32 #3

Thanks so much for this tip~!

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29 Mar 2014, 20:20 #5

Hi Cathy,

Usually I don't even try and bother saving a transparent GIF with a dropshadow as it is sooo fiddley and time consuming to try and get a good edge to your animation. I usually just put it on a white background. I've done a little search and came up with this tutorial by Kathy Butler. You can find the tutorial HERE
Also Saskia of Graphics Funhouse has a tutorial to saving Gif's but she suggests not to drop shadow anything... you can find that tut HERE
Sorry I can't be of more assistance..... hopefully someone else will come along and can give you more info.
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29 Mar 2014, 21:46 #6

I'm not good at saving animations at all! Sorry I can't be of help!




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29 Mar 2014, 22:12 #7

I only save animations without background like for example a butterfly
I also add dropp shaddow, but I save it as a Animation Shop file / mng file, so I can easy open it later for use in animation shop.Because I have tried to save a transparent gif, it's okay, but than you can't use any dark dropp shaddow.
So agree with Adele, the animation than looks bad.
So my tip is either transparent gif withouth or with white dropp shaddow, or as a mng file , with any dropp shaddow
( for animation shop to add on tags later )
I don't know if this help you Cathy
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