Some have asked me about making the videos that I sometimes post on this blog. I wish I had one way as I keep trying to experiment with ways of doing it. Sometimes I use IMOVIE, or ScreenFlow, or Lightroom. Or combinations of the audio from Audition with the video sequences. I have made them more complicated than need be on many a occasion. My latest is to try making an animated gif from a file of photos. It took me a full four hours! of experimenting to produce this one of Provincetown Poppies in Photoshop.
I had googled “how to” do it and got the most extraordinary range of conflicting videos that I basically had to take a little bit from one, apply it, then take a little bit from another to apply it.
I think after I do about ten of them, I’ll make my own video on how to do it so folks, like me, can at least find one video that takes them from start to finish.
But, still, learning something new is always fun. And, I used parts of Photoshop that I didn’t know existed and I’ve been a user for years. Years and years. I just threw out some of the original CDs of earlier versions. The Adobe Cloud has made that whole “installation” process a whole lot easier as I remember dreading having to install a new version as the “key” process would always get screwed up and I’d end up on the phone with Adobe.