FlowMotionPhotos

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Welcome to my online lenticular design studio. I'm Eric, here to help guide your concepts to reality. I enjoy working with my clients to create their own personal amazing lenticular images. Each project provides unique opportunities for a beautiful outcome.

In developing your design, first consider the purpose. This can be to honor any event from birth to death, including birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, celebrating friendship, or just because.

Next, check out our product line, thinking how you might showcase your design. You can make business cards, keychains, lapel pins, pendants, rearview mirror danglers, refrigerator magnets, prints from wallet to 8"x10", and posters from 11"x14" to 19"x27". Custom sizes are not a problem.

Next consider the effect you wish to produce. This will define how many source images you will need. A single image is all that's required for a 3D project. Two photos is great for 'before and after' type sequences. Also, you could choose to MORPH one image to another. Morphing the same person at different periods of their life produces the effect of aging or getting younger, depending on which way you move past the final image. Morphing two photos from the same photo shoot reanimates the movement between the poses. With two or three photos you can create a FLIP or natural dissolve transition. This is our most popular design option. Each image remains distinct as they cycle through the sequence.

Beyond three images, each frame has to be similar in nature, like frames from a movie clip. We can encode up to 40 individual frames, which is necessary for more complex 3D animations. Smooth effects can be generated using only 20 frames. If you are thinking about designing an animation, keep in mind that more distance equals greater blurring. Sometimes it's better to let some elements of the animation simply flip/dissolve into new position than to have it move frame by frame into place. For instance, wheels spinning on a bicycle is effective, but to have the bicycle itself move across the frame would be less successful.

When choosing the actual photos, keep in mind that large areas of solid colors (especially black and white) will allow the next frame to appear sooner in those zones, and the previous frame will delay longer. This is called the 'ghosting' effect, which is sometimes nice, sometimes not. Generally we want texture over texture and both to have the same tonal range. If your project requires portrait orientation, which most do, then note the orientation of the images you provide. Sometimes people will send two head shots (portrait) and then a group image that is oriented wide (landscape), and we have to either lose people on the edges or add data to the top and bottom. Each image has to fit the dimension of the project as a single frame. Just keep this in mind when selecting from your favorites. Please send the original unaltered images and allow me to crop them into place on this end. Part of my service is to make each frame transition nicely into the next, and so the extra stretch and wiggle room allows this step. I try and align edges and elements within the compositions so that they will 'play nice' with each other in the transition.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to helping you create a stunning lenticular design.

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