Here’s a video tutorial inspired by Ryan’s Net Art tutorial which shows the use of to.be as well as a new way to make selections in Photoshop using a color range. I worked with a NYPL archive image of the Unisphere and made a couple of pieces.
One thing I couldn’t cover was the process for making a screen capture of your to.be field using Quicktime. That’s because I was using it to make the tutorial above!
So here’s the basic process. Open Quicktime and select new screen recording:
Then click record.
Your next prompted to click (anywhere) to start recording full screen, or drag an area to record part of the the screen.
That should look something like this.
Click start recording and the area with begin recording. The gif loop is probably very short so you should only record a couple seconds. To stop the recording, click the stop icon in the top of screen tool bar. Looks like this:
You should now have a screen recorded video file of your composition on newhive.com or to.be. With that you can import video to layers and create a GIF and post to your site.