Author        = Hildi
Skill level    = Beginner
You need    = PIx3 or a lower version - Gif Animator
Knowledge of how to use PI
You need the F/X Filter for Gif Animator

This Filter will work only if you have XP, Vista or Win7 32 bits.
It is not compatible with Win7 64 bits.
If you have the Burger Filter, you can use Cuboids_||Burger instead.

If you have not the filter,
You can download it here.
I hope it will install.

The Easter egg colouring image.
I have cut it out and saved as png for you to use.
Terms of use = Please read

Make a folder in your Filter folder and unzip the F/X filter into it.
Click on the exe file and follow the wizard.
The filter will install itself into the Gif Animator.
Do the same with the Burger Transition.

Unzip the easter egg image and colour it in.
Save as ufo or png to a folder where you can find it again.

Step 1
Open Photo Impact.
Open a new canvas - 250 x 200 - white.

Step 2
Decorate your background.
I made mine green and added some grass from the stamp Gallery.
With the path drawing tool - eclipse - draw an egg ~ 90 high - any colour.
Go to Edit - Fill - Image.

fill image

Browse to the folder where you have saved the coloured image.
Click on 'fit image' - OK.

Step 3
Move the egg to the left and a bit down and add a fist to the picture.

1. egg

You will find the hands in the stamp Gallery.  stamp gallery

Duplicate and rotate this egg to the right.
Duplicate the fist as well and move it down and to the left a little.


Duplicate this egg and rotate it a bit more.
Duplicate the fist also and move it a bit more down.

3. rotate

Repeat two more times always turning the egg a bit more and adding another fist.
I have four eggs and four fists.

Layer Manager

Your Layer Manager should look like this.
Save as ufo to a folder you can find it again.

Step 4
Open the Gif Animator.
Open an existing file.

open existing file

Step 5
In the Layer Manager, open the eyes of the background, first egg and the first fist.

1. frame

Close all other eyes.
Duplicate frame.

Step 6

2. frame

Open the eye of the next egg.
Closing the one below.
Do the same with the fists.
Duplicate frame.

Open the eye of the third egg and fist.
Close the ones below.
Duplicate frame.

This time just open the eye of the last egg (no fist)
Duplicate frame.

Open the eye of the last fist. (no egg)
Duplicate frame.

Open the eye of the third fist.
Duplicate frame.

Open the eye of the second fist.

1. storyline

Your storyline should look like this.

Step 7
Now we are going to add the effect.

add effect

Click on the fourth frame to highlight it.
Click on Video F/X - F/X - Blowout F/X.
In the pop up


Reduce the frames to six.
Click OK.

This is what you will have.


Step 8
Change the timing of the first three and the last two frames to 15.
Preview your created animation.
If you like what you have done,
Optimize it.
To keep the kb's down, I have optimized mine with 128 line.

I hope you could follow my tut easily.


This tutorial is the property of Hildi.