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



Step 1
Open a new canvas - 300 x 300 - white.

Step 2
With the path drawing tool  path-tool   smooth spine smooth-spine   draw a heart


Step 3
Duplicate the heart (Ctrl + D)
We are working with the duplicate.
R/c - merge all.

Step 4
With the lasso tool  lasso   brake the heart in half like this.


R/c - convert to object.
Repeat with the left one.

Step 5
Open a new canvas and push the left half heart on to the new canvas.


R/c - merge all
With the Magic Want  want  , click on the white background - r/c - invert - r/c - convert to object.


Repeat with the right side.


Step 6
Activate the full heart.
Push the halve hearts back on to full heart and match them up.

Step 7
Activare one of the halve hearts.
With the rotating tool  rotate  and the cross down on the bottom of the heart, click the appropiate button.


Repeat with the other side.
Activate these two halves and duplicate.
Repeat with the duplicates.
Again, duplicate and repeat with the duplicate and add a little heart in the middle.


It should look like this.

Step 8
Duplicate the little heart and push it up a little.
Again duplicate the little heart, push up a bit further.
Add some more hearts and push them up a bit more.
While they are active - r/c merge as single object
Add more hearts - push up a bit - r/c merge as single object.


Your Layer Manager should look like this.

Step 9
Crop the canvas.


Step 10
Save as ufo

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


Step 12


Close all eyes in the Layer Manager except the full heart.
Add a frame.

Step 13


Close the eye of the full heart - open the eye of the two half hearts.
Add a frame.

Step 14


Close the eye of the first two half hearts - open the second set of half hearts and a little heart.
Add a frame.
Repeat with the third set of half hearts - closing the secong set of half heart and little heart - open the next little heart.
Add a frame.
Repeat opening the next little hearts - closing the previous, always adding a frame exept on the last one.
There should be nine frames.

Step 15
Preview your Animation  preview  and if you like what you have created,
Optimize it   optimize
Save as gif


Hope you could follow my tut easily.



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