Peace or War

I decided to go a little easier for my second GIF, just text.  Peace or War.  Displaying PEACE on a white background for a calm feeling and WAR in red font and on a black background to really make you feel the effect of WAR.

I used GIMP to create this animated text as well!  Again, I spent a lot of time learning how to create GIFs and actually making them work.  I started with a white background and duplicated it, then created a black background and duplicated it.  I then added PEACE to the white back ground and made it large and changed the colors of each letter to make them feel soothing.  For the black background, I added WAR in red to really make it stand out and feel angry.

Same thing here, it doesn’t work as the thumbnail, but if you click on it you can see the animation.


Starry Night

I began by picking to Animate a Classic Painting…Starry Night.  This was by far the hardest assignment yet!  I’ve never even had to think about making an animated GIF.  I spent four hours trying to figure out how to get GIMP to work and export my working GIF…no luck!  I took a very long break and came back with a clear mind.  Thanks to a YouTube video by GIMPMastering, I was able to figure out I needed to optimize my GIF first!  Then voila, it worked!  (They do work, but for some reason you have to click on the image to see the animation.)

I began these by finding Starry Night on google, then opened it in GIMP.  I duplicated the image into multiple layers then I colorized each layer with different hue, saturation and lightness levels.  Then I optimized for GIF, of course later in the day I found out I had to do this step first!


So after that simple solution, I was determined to make my first go at this work.  For this one I used the oval selection tool to pick three circles in the night sky and added a ripple filter to those selections.  I kept doing this in each layer I created.  And I did, quickly!  So I’m including that one too.