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.