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



There are numerous ways to animate a waterfall, including using filters.
We do not use any filter to animate this one.
Any similarity to other tutorials is unintentional.

Step 1
Unzip the picture and save it.
Open it in PI and duplicate (Ctrl + D).
Close the original, we do not need it anymore.

Step 2
With the paintbrush  tool light gray - size 1 -straight line - paint as object clicked - draw some lines down.


draw lines

Step 3
Keep activated.
With the lasso tool  lasso tool  select a few bits on the bottom of the waterfall.
When you have selected the first one, click on the plus sign.
You have to juggle between the lasso tool and the pick tool.



When you think you have enough, click on the base - r/c on the picture - convert to object.
There will be two separate layers in the layer manager.
Duplicate both once.

Step 4
Click on the base image in the layer manager and repeat drawing more lines down the waterfall and again some bits on the bottom.
Try to put them into a different place, but not to far out.

Step 5
Activate the first drawing you made.
Go to Photo - add noise - option.
Click on uniform - monochromatic - 20 - click OK.
Repeat with the bottom bits.

Step 6
Repeat with the second set, but put in 30.

Step 7
Click on the second drawing and repeat like the first drawing with the same settings.

Your layer manager should look like this.


Step 8
Create a frame around the waterfall.
Add your watermark.

Step 9
Save as ufo

Step 10
Open the Gif Animator.
Open an existing file and find the ufo file.


Step 11

first frame

Close all eys, except the frame, watermark and the first set of drawing.
Add a frame.

Step 12
Keep the frame and watermark open - close the eyes of the first set of drawing - open the second set.
Add a frame.
Repeat with the third and fourth set.

Step 13
Preview your creation.


If you like what you have done,Optimize it.
Save as gif

Hope you could follow my tut easily.



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