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



I think the graphic was made by Sissi and is for personal use only.
Please respect this and don't claim this graphic as your own.

Step 1
Let's start with unzipping the picture.
Duplicate (Ctrl + D)
Close the original, we don't need it anymore.

Step 2
R/click on the picture and merge all.
With the lasso tool go around the head.

lasso head

R/c - covert to object

Step 3
With the deform tool, mirror it.


Drag the head off the canvas.
Merge all.

drag off

With the magic want, click on the white background - R/c - invert - R/c - convert to object.

Step 4
Now, drag it back onto the picture and fit it to the body.

drag back

While still active,r/c on the head and duplicate.
With the deform tool turn the duplicate back to it's original side and fit it to the body.

Step 5
With the magic want, select the boots one at a time.
You may have to reduce the similarity.
R/c - duplicate.
On the duplicate, clean up what has not to be there and fit it to the leg a bit upward.
You may have to adjust the width a little.
Repeat with the other boot.

Step 6
Now activate the base image.
With the magic want click on the white background - r/c invert - r/c convert to object.
With the eraser tool erase the head and the boots, just leaving the body intact.

just body

Step 7
The armor has some hair showing.
With the clone tool  clone tool  we are going to clone it away.


Step 8
Your Layer Manager should look like this.


Step 9
With the crop tool  crop tool  crop the image as close as can be.


Step 10
Go to Edit - resize.


Click on 'Image & Objects - width 350 - OK.
Activate each oject separately to sharpen it.
When you are happy with the look of it,
Save as ufo.

Step 11
Open Gif Animator.
Open an existing file.

First frame

Follow the screen shot - open body, both boots and the original head.
Add a frame.
Keep the body, head and the left boot open and open the second right boot.
Close the first right boot.
Add a frame.
Follow the storyline to see how I placed the boots and head.


Play with the timing or follow mine.

Step 12
Go to Edit and resize again to hight 250.

Step 13
Preview your creation.
If you like what you have done,
Optimize it.
To keep the kb's down, I have optimized with 128 Photo.
Save as gif.


Hope you could follow my tut easily.



This tutorial is the property of Hildi.