Quick Tip 114

If you need to reverse the order of the frames in the Animation palette, so the contents of Layer 1 are at the end of the animation, click the triangle in the upper-right corner of the Animation palette and choose Reverse Frames from the palette menu.

If you have a Background layer that you now want to be visible in all frames, click inside the first frame in the Animation palette and follow these steps:

1. Click the Background layer in the Layers palette to activate it.

2. Click the triangle in the upper-right corner of the Layers palette and select Match from the palette menu.

3. Under Frames To Match, select Current Animation.

4. Leave all options selected under What To Match, or edit those options as needed.

5. Click OK in the Match dialog box and match how the background appears in Frame 1 to all other frames of the animation.

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With both the Animation and Layers palettes open, click each frame in the Animation palette and notice how ImageReady turns on the appropriate layer in the Layers palette. To edit a particular frame, click once on its thumbnail in the Animation palette to activate it and then edit the layers in the Layers palette as needed. For more on using the Animation palette, see the next tip. For details on saving the animation, see the tip "Optimize GIF Animations."

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