Some time ago I found a website where you can easily create GIF images on line. To test this I used a number of digitally altered self-portraits I had created earlier and combined them in this GIF:
To make your own animated GIF, check out this site:
A couple of the images used here I made in Deep Dream Generator
(you need to sign up and log in now for this service, but it is free):
other images used here were done in Photoshop with filters and cloning.
Sometimes we need to do this just for the fun of it, so have fun playing with these!
Deep Dream and GIF Creator
as if I had nothing else to do - I was surfing the net and found these sites where you can create great stuff with your photos. Deep Dream I had used before, when it was in beta, but now you have to sign up/sign in. It is free, and there are many more effects since last time I used the site - this I just created today:
Making animated GIF images is a little complicated in Photoshop, so when I was looking for a tutorial, I found this website where it is easy to create animated GIF: all you have to do is upload your images, select the parameters and voila, done! This one below is also my first test, using images I had on hand (some of which were photo-shopped, some previously created in Deep Dream).
let the fun begin!
here are a few more images from Deep Dream:
UPDATE October 2019
I had added a separate page to this website about
which includes a video on YouTube called
On some social media posts I had started to use this funny Newton Cradle GIF:
there are many more effects found here:https://avatar.pho.to/
or else you can find photo frames here: http://funny.pho.to/
The Lost Thing is a 2000 picture book, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan. Set in the near future, in dystopian Melbourne, Australia, The Lost Thing is a story about Shaun who enjoys collecting bottle tops for his bottle top collection. One day, while collecting bottle tops near a beach, he discovers a strange creature, that seems to be a combination of an industrial boiler, a crab, and an octopus. This creature is referred to as "The Lost Thing" by the narrator.
This book was adapted into a 15-minute animated short film in 2010, directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann and narrated by Tim Minchin. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Short. It was nominated for the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.
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