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How to create the effect in this animated GIF of morphing faces?


Question

I saw an amazing animated gif

And I thought I should give it a go.

I tried laying out several friends' pictures in movie maker and power director and though I sort of have a video where it is animated up to an extent, it is not as fluid, it feels more like a slideshow no matter how much I tweak the time/tween.

I thought, may be I need to fine control it and opened up Photoshop and added layer mask to go from image to image...though this is a lot better, I still don't have this fluidity.

I am not sure this is the right place to ask this question, but do any of you know how this method can be achieved? I think it's a great pic!

2019/07/18
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7/18/2019 11:33:00 AM

This has very little to do with GIFs.

Firstly you need to create the face-morph effect. There are apps that do it for you but it isn't a one-click process.

Secondly ther is a transition effect to blend between stages. It includes tiles, waves and a gradient mask.

Either way, this video (which it was at one point) isn't an easy process if video editing is not your field.

Final step, converting to gif: This can be done by most professional video editing programs, but you can also find online converters. Google will help with that.

2013/01/31
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1/31/2013 5:54:00 AM