How to create frames from layers in Photoshop extended?


Is there a way to automatically create frames from layers in a Photoshop document?

Bridge lets you open several images into one Photoshop document as layers, now I would like to get these layers loaded into the animation window (one frame per layer) without having to create frames one by one.

If you know of a better workflow in photoshop for putting together photos for a timelapse animation would also be helpful.

8/22/2011 12:06:00 PM

Accepted Answer

This is what I understood...

Yes there is a way, open up your animation panel.

I created some shapes and you can see how they were together in first SS, after clicking on the make frames from the layer, it automatically create all the layer as frames in animation panel.

Do according to my SS, is it what you needed? Sorry for these awful screenshots (open in new window for clarity) :|

Hope this will help....




7/23/2014 6:32:00 AM

In Creative Cloud releases, this seems to have changed to a rather unintuitive process:

  1. Get your layers ready to make frames from as usual.
  2. Open the timeline panel by going to Window › Timeline.
  3. You should see Create Video Timeline in the middle of the panel. Use the little arrow button next to it to switch it to Create Frame Animation, and then click it. This will create a single frame in the timeline.
  4. Now you can open the panel options menu in the top right of the Timeline panel, where Make Frames From Layers will have become available. Click it, and voila!