Title = NightyNight
Software = PhotoImpact Gif Animator
Author = Hildi Russell
Homepage = Hildi's Animation Tutorials
Skill level = Beginner
Term of use = Please read
You need = A fat font
The stars = here
Description = Learn how to make a Floaty and how to use it.
A good idea is opening the star in PI - click on the stamp and add it to your stamp Gallery.
Let's begin with making a Floaty.
Open a new canvas 200x200 - dark blue.
Start decorating your dark blue canvas with stars.
When done, r/c on one star - select all - merge as single object.
Now start decorating again, but place the stars a little more down and add a few on the top.
Close the eye of the merged stars in the Layer Manager - r/c - select all - merge as single object.
Repeat with the third layer.
Now close the eyes of the second and third layer in the Layer manager and save as jpg in a folder you will find it. Repeat, closing the first and third layer - save as jpg. Repeat closing the first and second layer - save as jpg. Your saved float frames should look like this.
Now we start with opening a new canvas - 550x110 - transparent.
Choose a nice fat font - color black - 3D - size 60 - in the material box, change the settings like this and click OK.
Now do your text - write NihgtyNight - r/c on the text -duplicate - change the Duplicate from 3D to Pipe.
In the Material Box change these settings and choose a color (I chose gold.).
Now click on your solid text - r/c - convert from path to image - duplicate 2x (3 text layers).
Move your gold frame to the top and activate the first text ( hold down Ctrl key - click on the first text in the Layer Manager).
Go to Edit - fill - image and find your saved first star floaty.OK
Repeat with second and third text always changing the image of the floaty. When done - save as ufo.
Now we are ready to animate.
Open Gif Animator - click on 'open existing file'.
You will have one frame showing with everything stuck on top of the other.
In the Layer manager - close the eyes of the second and third text.
In the story line - add a frame.
Close the first and third eye - add a frame - close the first and second eye (do not add another frame).
Open all eyes in the Layer Manager - click on the bottom frame in the layer manager - hold down the Ctrl key - click on each layer to activate.
Go to Edit - crop canvas - close all eyes except the gold frame and the first text
Click on the first fame in the story line - hold down the shift key - click on the last frame - it will activate the lot.
R/c - Frame Properties.
Set the time to fifteen.
Review your animation
If you like what you have done.
Save as gif.
Hope you could follow my tut easily.
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