Author        = Hildi
Skill level    = Beginner
You need    = PIx3 or a lower version - Gif Animator - Eye Candy 4000
Knowledge of how to use PI
Material - Rclick, save as = here
Terms of use = Please read



I cannot provide the Eye Candy 4000, but most of us have this filter already. If you have not, find it on the Internet in one of the filter places.

Unzip the candle and save it.

Step 1
Open the candle - duplicate (Ctrl + D).
Close the original.
R/click -merge all.  

Step 2
With the lasso tool    follow the contour inside the flame.


R/click - duplicate the flame one times. (you have two flames)

Step 3
Do the same with the dropped wax, but on the outside. It has not to be very accurate.


While the wax part is still active, R/c and duplicate one time.

Step 4
In the Layer Manager, close all eyes except the base image and the first wax.
Activate the wax.
Open Eye Candy - melt - leave at default - click OK.


Step 5
Activate the second wax, close the first.
Repeat the Eye Candy - click on Random once.

Step 6
Activate the first flame.
With the warp tool - size 15 (you may have to adjust the size) - no soft edge - go ones up and then down again.
Repeat with the second one, going a different way.

Step 7
Activate the base image - duplicate two times.( three images)
Activate the second base - first wax - first flame.
If you have been a bit to generous with the lasso tool, use the eraser and get rid of the white edges.


R/click - merge as single object.


Repeat with the third base image - second wax - second flame.

Step 8
Activate the bottom base.
With the Magic want  want   click on the white background. Use the plus sign on the top and click the other white spaces.
R/click - invert - r/c - convert to object.

Step 9
Activate the second base image - keep the eye of the first base open.
R/click - mergemerge , with the magic want, click on the white spaces like before - r/c - invert - r/c convert to object.
Repeat with the third one.

Step 10
Close the eye of the base image in the Layer Manager.
Save as ufo to a place you find it again.

Step 11
Open the Gif Animator.
Open an existing file.


Step 12
This is what you will see.


Close the second and third eye in the Layer Manager.
Add a frame.

Step 13


Close the first eye, open the second eye - add a frame.
Repeat with the third frame, closing the first and second eye.
no more frames.

Step 14
Activate the storyline by clicking on the first frame, holding down the shift key, click on the last frame.


R/click - Frame Properties and change the time to 20


Step 15
Preview the Animation preview and when you like what you have done,
Optimize it optimize and save as gif.


Hope you could follow my tut easily.




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