Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Do you want to create photo slideshows with beautiful effects to share with your friends? In this post, we will show some basic steps to create a photo slideshow with PulpMotion Advanced 3 (PA) on Mac OS (for Windows users, ProShow Gold or Windows Live Movie Maker will be a good choice)
First you need to download and install PA from http://www.aquafadas.com/en/pulpmotion/adv/download.php . If your computer is not very powerful, remember to save your work frequently!
Step 1: create a new project and add photos to project
After installing, run PA program. Go to File > New to create a new project. Choose an appropriate theme for your project. For example, herein we choose “Books” theme.
The main interface will display with 2 parts: Media Manager and working area. If you want, you can move the Media Manager window to another position.
Now you can add photos to the project by clicking on the + icon in Media Manager. Next, you need to specify the folder containing your photos and click Open. You can also use iPhoto to manage photos and add selected photos directly to Media Manager.
You can drag and drop photos to the timeline located at the bottom of the interface. There are 2 options when we drag and drop photos: Add & Format and Add Media.
Add & Format: after adding, the photos will have the format of the selected theme. To modify the settings, double click on the photos.
Add Media: only add photos to the timeline (usually using when you want to display a separate photo or a big photo). After adding, choose the photo and change its Name, Note, and Date. There is an option at the bottom to display or hide these photos in slideshow.
Step 2: modify your photos
If you want to modify photos in slideshow, double click on the photos to display the Image dialog as follows:
- Zoom: zoom in or zoom out your photos.
- Filters: apply a filter to your photos. If there is no filter, click on “Add Filter” to add some. Choose the filter and click Select to apply. To remove a filter, select it and choose “Remove Filter”. There are 5 pages of filters for you.
- Parameters: the parameters of filters.
Step 3: add and modify text
First, double click on photos to access the editing dialog. Then double click on the text to edit. You can choose new font, size, color… for your text.
To access advanced settings, press ‘i’ to display the Inspector dialog. In this dialog, you can change the position, orientation, background color and many more for you text.
Step 4: insert music
Click M to open Media Manager and then choose Music icon and choose you music file. Drag and drop the music file to the timeline to add it into the slideshow.
In default, the time duration for each photo is set automatically. To change this duration for each photo, click on the clock icon and choose “Media Duration”. Finally, input your desired duration.
You can add several music files to the timeline.
Step 5: preview and export
Click Play to view your result. If you want to view high quality slideshow, click on stars and choose “High Quality Preview”.
Finally, you can export the slideshow by pressing “Command + E” or choosing File > Export.
There are many options that you can choose for the target file. After clicking Export, input your file name and click Save. Now you can upload this clip to Facebook or Youtube and share with your friends.