Animal Logos - Animated GIF in Photoshop
This is a 5 lesson (55 minute lessons) unit for students aged 11-13. I have tried to provide some flexibility in their design choices so that the project will become more meaningful for them. The idea is that each student is to create a simple animated GIF using Photoshop. Their topic is to choose an animal they really like and combine it with some text relating to themselves. I have set this out in 5 lessons, each with a different focus but each building on and revisiting topics from the previous lesson. The lesson themes are as follows:
Lesson 1: Rotoscoping process and introduction to the project topic.
Lesson 2: Rotoscoping process of one image and Photoshop drawing tools.
Lesson 3: Animated GIFs and introducing Puppet Warp.
Lesson 4: Applying Puppet Warp.
Lesson 5: Timeline control and easing in and out.
I have also included some physical activities for the students to reinforce concepts regarding frame rates and pinning in Puppet Warp.
I have placed all of the relevant files in the attached zip folder. I hope you find some of these ideas useful.