Hello to all, I am trying to import a gif into a png or jpeg in Photoshop. I am trying to create a 'Harry Potter' style moving image on a newspaper front cover mock up. I open the gif file and the newspaper file. Create timelines in both. Select and copy all the gif frames and place them into my newspaper file. I can see that the gif has been copied into the first frame only and the rest just have the gif and nothing else showing. I then select frame 1 on the timeline. When I click 'match layer across frames' nothing happenes. Would anyone know why this is the case and what I can do?
In the timeline, select all the frames by clicking on the first and shift clicking on the last.
Go to the layers panel and click on the eye symbol to turn off the visibility of background layer and immediately click again to turn it back on. The background layer should now be visible in every frame.
It sounds like your workflow/method is wrong. m One thing you can't do with photoshop is combine timelines. It has to be done manually, and takes some planning.
So let's assume you have two separate frame animations. You need to work with one of them as a master, so to speak.
With the second frame animation open the best course is to place all of its layers into a group, and copy that group to the 'master' frame animation..
For this to work as seamlessly as possible both frame animations should have the same number of frames You can finess it a bit, but that will likely create some choppy motion.
Now you need to select all of the frames (select the first and shift select the last) and make sure all of the layers in the group you just moved across are turned off.
Then select the first frame, and turn the first layer in the copied group on.
Select the second frame and turn the second layer on and repeat for all frames.
It is easy to get out of sync and the process will bite you given the least opportunity, so if this is what you are trying to do, I wish you luck.
I can give you some tips if you like, but I need to know that this is what you are trying to do. One tip I 'will' give you right up front is to have all of your layers created BEFORE you start putting the frame animation together, or you'll find crazy stuff happening. If you absolutely need to make a new layer into the process, make sure that all of the frames are selected before doing so.