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I have discovered an unusual and beautiful effect for transitioning between pictures. This effect works best for scenic photos. Some of you may have already done this but I haven't seen it mentioned.

 

Start by selecting a group of pictures for your movie. Create a duplicate of each picture and remove the color to greyscale on each picture. Insert the greyscale picture first in Storyline followed by the same picture in color. Then insert slow dissolve transitions between the pictures. Experimenting with transition times will produce some different effects

 

It may be that some other transitions other than dissolve may also work well.

 

The effect is dramatic transitioning from the black and white to color when the movie is played.

 

Willard M

 

 

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I have discovered an unusual and beautiful effect for transitioning between pictures. This effect works best for scenic photos. Some of you may have already done this but I haven't seen it mentioned.

 

Start by selecting a group of pictures for your movie. Create a duplicate of each picture and remove the color to greyscale on each picture. Insert the greyscale picture first in Storyline followed by the same picture in color. Then insert slow dissolve transitions between the pictures. Experimenting with transition times will produce some different effects

 

It may be that some other transitions other than dissolve may also work well.

 

The effect is dramatic transitioning from the black and white to color when the movie is played.

 

Willard M

 

You can get that same effect by just putting in two of each picture and then add the black and white effects to the first of each set of pictures and add your slow transitions to all. It might be a bit faster this way. Yes it is a great effect, I have used it often.

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Another quick way, you can just keyframe a b&w effect. Leave the preset keyframe in b&w, then add one keyframe where you want it to turn to color and set the saturation back up to 50. You can change it anytime by dragging it shorter or longer. You don't need to duplicate the images/videos this way. You can also use it across several different images or video. I agree it's a cool effect.

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Another quick way, you can just keyframe a b&w effect. Leave the preset keyframe in b&w, then add one keyframe where you want it to turn to color and set the saturation back up to 50. You can change it anytime by dragging it shorter or longer. You don't need to duplicate the images/videos this way. You can also use it across several different images or video. I agree it's a cool effect.

 

That is true Karri, however, I, like the poster, use of the disolve transition.

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That is true Karri, however, I like the poster like the use of the disolve transition.

 

Yep, that is a very cool effect! Nice! :)

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