Author        = Hildi
Skill level    = Beginner
You need    = PIx3 or a lower version - Gif Animator
Knowledge of how to use PI
Material        = here
Terms of use = Please read

Any simmilarity to other Tutorials is unintentionally


Let's start with choosing a flower or you can use one of mine.

The flowers I provide have been a share and are in jpg format.

Step 1
Open a flower and duplicate (Ctrl + D).
Close the original.

Step 2
With the lasso tool,  lasso select the little stencels and the edges of the flower like this.

look like

Click on the plus sign   plus  and when you have selected one of the stencels, click on the pick tool, than on the lasso tool again.
When you have selected everything you want to sparkle,
R/c - convert to object.
Deselect by clicking on the white background.

Step 3
With the Magic Want  magic want  click on the white background,
R/c invert, r/c convert to object.

Step 4
Activate your selection in the Layer Manager.
R/c and duplicate  duplicate two times ( three frames ).

Step 5
Close the eye of the base in the Layer Manager.
Activate the first Duplicate.
Go to Photo - Noise - add Noise - Option.

add noise

Click uniform - monochomic - 8.
Repeat with the second one, change to 12.
Repeat with the third one, change to 16.
You can play with these settings if you like.

Step 6
Save as ufo

Step 7
Open Gif Animator.


Open an existing file and find your ufo file.

Step 8

add frame

Open the eye of the flower and the first selection.
Close the eyes of the second and third selection.
Add a frame.
Repeat by opening the second eye - closing the first and third eye.
add a frame
Repeat - close the first and second eye, open the third eye.

Step 9


Activate all layers in the Layer Manager,
go to Edit - crop canvas.

Step 10
Highlight all frames in the storyline by clicking on the first frame, holding down the shift key, click on the last frame.
Go to Edit - resize image and put in width 250.

Step 11
Now preview your Animation and optimize it.
Save as gif.

Hope you could follow my tut easily.




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