Go Blue Gif

Go Blue Gif

To create this Gif, I used Photoshop.  I began with a blank slate and used the Custom Shape tool to create the arrows in each corner.  I then duplicated the layers, moved the arrows around so they would point towards the center of the image.  I did this twice.  For each layer, I used a layer color overlay, two were white and one navy blue.  I added an icon of the Michigan logo in the center. Originally I wanted to just make criss crossing arrows from corner to corner but I couldn’t line everything up correctly so I switched ideas.

To make the Gif, I followed this pretty straight forward youtube tutorial:

In this video you open the Timeline tool via Window>Timeline.  Then I dragged all of the separate layers onto one single layer leaving the background yellow color on its own layer.  Once done, I went to File>Save for Web, which is were the Gif format is located.  I used the Preview button in the bottom left to play around with the frame length until I was satisfied.

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