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



I hope you have saved the ufo file from the Funny Fish.
If not, there is the original fish in the Material.
Open your ufo fish file in PI.

Step 1
Open a new canvas - 550x 300 - transparent.
In the layer manager close all the eyes of the water, bubbles and all the duplicates.


Now you have the original fish.

Step 2
Hold down the Ctrl key and in the layer manager click on each one with an open eye to activate.
R/c on the activated fish and copy.

Step 3
Paste into the empty canvas.
R/c - merge as single object.


Step 4
Move the fish to the right - duplicate.
Move the duplicate a bit forward.


Repeat till you have five fish.

Step 5
Duplicate the fifth fish and with the transform tool  tool

flip horizontally  flip.


Step 6
Movw to the end of the last fish.
R/c - duplicate - move forward.
Repeat till you have five fish and being at the beginning again.

Step 7
Crop  crop-tool the image like this.


Step 8
Save as ufo

Step 9
Open the Gif Animator.
Open an existing file.

first frame

Close all eyes in the layer manager, except the first.
Add a frame.

Step 10
Open the second eye - closing the previous one.
Add a frame.
Repeat till you have done them all.
There should be ten frames.

Step 11
Click on the first frame in the storyline - hold down the shift key - click on the last frame.
R/c - Animation Properties - set the time to 17.

Step 12
Preview your animation.
If you like what you have created
Optimize it.
Save as gif.

Hope you could follow my tut easily.



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