Is there a way to transition seamlessly from one to the other? For example, I would like to zoom in from 100% to 115% on the color slide and then continue to zoom in seamlessly while transitioning to the b&w background slide.
I've tried this by starting the b&w slide at 115% and zooming it to 125%, with different transition times in and out for both. I can't get the transition to occur seamlessly. I get "flutter" or "blurring" or whatever you want to call it. Not seamless.
Actually, I'd like to do this for many jpg's with many effects, all with the same idea - fade seamlessly from all color (or all b&w) to a portion of the same slide in color (or a portion in b&w). The effect could be panning side-to-side, zooming in-and/or-out, etc.
Can this be done in PS Gold? Thanks.
Gold is pretty limited in what it can do ... not that there isn't a lot you can do with the features it does provide. It's just that its feature set pales in comparison to what Producer can do. It appears to me that what you want to do is only possible with Producer.
When I called the Gold customer support line, they recommended using two separate slides, rather than layers, because layers cannot use the same effect. But I can't get it to work seamlessly with two separate slides.
I'm hoping someone has a way to do this in Gold.
Alternatively, you "could" use many multiple slides with two images on each slide (the upper layer being the b&w and the lower layer being the color one). It's not perfect by any means but it involves using many copies of the image you want to fade. Make as many copies of the B&W image as you need; each copy being more transparent than the last (using Photoshop or whatever). Using many slides with small times associated with each and matching the ending zoom of the previous slide to the starting zoom of the current slide you should be able to approximate what you're looking to do. The upper layer will be the translucent layer and the lower layer would be the image you're making appear. As time progresses (during play), the color layer becomes more visible. If you have enough slides, the changes can appear to be pretty smooth ... the fewer slides you use the more staggered the changes appear.
Like I said, it's not perfect but .... it can make for an interesting something to appear. Given the limitations of Gold, it's the only way I know of that will let you do what you want to do in Gold.
Well, whatever you decide to do, good luck ... and have fun!
But since you're using Gold, if you don't mind a short pause between the change to B&W, here is the slide setup workaround option Dale may have been describing which applies a short pause between the change to B&W:
Assuming you have one image in complete color and another with color partially B&W...
*Slide 1: (Full colored image) (say 2 seconds long for example)
Start - Stop = Zoom (100% to 115%)
Transition CUT 0 seconds
*Slide 2: (Full colored image) (.25 seconds)
Start - Stop both at 115%
Transition - Fade AB (or whatever transition you want)
The transition time can be 1 second for example or however long you wish to take for the partial colored image to come into view
*Slide 3: (Partial colored image) (.25 sec)
Start - Stop BOTH at 115% in exact same position and zoom as slide 2
Transition CUT 0 seconds
*Slide 4: (Partial colored image) (2 sec or whatever time you wish)
Start at 115% - Stop at 150% (or whatever final zoom % is your choice)
The tiny pause in action will prevent the blur between the change in images. It's not as you described you wanted exactly but better the tiny pause than the blur.
You may wish to adjust the timing of the slide 2 and 3 and the transition time. But I would keep the 0 second CUT transitions as described to avoid the blur you noticed in your original setup. If the position of the slide moves as well, that will have to be duplicated in the 2nd image similar to how the zooms were applied in the slide setup example above.
Once you get the set of 4 slides as you want them, copy and paste the set of 4 slides to the right and replace the images with the next bird image. This avoids having to use a photo editor to make several copies of the images with different opacity.
I'm hoping I can live with the short pause.
Deb's workaround worked exactly as written, including the short pause.
Playing with it, I found a way to eliminate the short pause using just two slides:
- Eliminate slides 2 and 3 in Deb's instructions.
- Change the CUT time in slide 1 from 0 to 0.1 seconds. That's all.
Then I found that sometimes changing CUT to AB (still 0.1 seconds) makes it a bit smoother.
I hope this helps others.
I created a short video to demo the effect, but I'm not ready to post it on YouTube yet, even as Private. If there's a place to post it here for this forum only, I'll do so.
To see examples, you could try to view other forum members shows posted in the sample show area sections. Look for links with the Photodex.com in the show URL.
You can create your own Photodex album of shows too. It's free. I haven't posted in my Photodex album for a few years though. I use Youtube more now for the better quality viewing experience.
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