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November 28th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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Hey Girls, I used the Gimp tutorial and made my very first blinkie,( actually I made two) I need to learn allot more, but is it possible I could join you ladies??


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November 29th, 2008, 08:52 AM
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They look really nice. I can't read the first one though so you may want to pick a different so it is easier on the eyes. Also if you want to slow them down a little, duplicate your layers within GIMP. For some reason even if you up the time it has between the frames, it doesn't slow them down. To help the text line up a little, select the "center" justification located under the text color in your text menu. Good Job!
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November 29th, 2008, 09:08 AM
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thanks for the advice, I am going to try to make some more today. again thanks
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November 29th, 2008, 09:52 PM
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they came out great. you are on the right track. Clarisa gave ya some good advice.
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December 9th, 2008, 05:09 PM
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you are more than welcome to join us. with gimp i agree duplicate the layers and another suggestion is to google blinkie tutorials for gimp... they have some really good ones online
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March 25th, 2009, 12:56 PM
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Ok girls, for a while I had given up on trying to make blinkies, but I really really want to learn, so I may need allot of help if you gals would be willing.
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March 25th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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We are always willing to help a new maker learn!!

I don't know anything about GIMP, I've tried to figure it out with no luck, but Stephanie my c-host uses it so I'm sure she would be able to help and I'm always willing to look for tutorials. Plus who knows maybe I'll try to learn along with you!


Feel free to join in the blinkie challenges we have going on in the Blinkie Bungalow, they are a good way to get practice!
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March 25th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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Here is my newest attempt, somehow when i animate it there is only one layer afterwards, and now it's not animated
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March 25th, 2009, 02:49 PM
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How was it animated, did it switch between different colored text?
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March 25th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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That is another issue I am having, when I choose a different color of text it still shows the same color, ick what am i doing wrong
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March 25th, 2009, 03:00 PM
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I've been playing with GIMP a little and made it through the first tutorial so I'll get you some screen shots in a little while after I feed the kids and see if that helps you figure it out!
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March 25th, 2009, 03:03 PM
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Oh that would be great, thanks
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March 25th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Here is my newest attempt
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March 26th, 2009, 03:32 PM
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Here is my attempt at lesson 2 for gimp, I cannot get it to slow down, I tried to change the ms in each layer, but it would not let me, ick
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March 26th, 2009, 03:46 PM
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I just made this because I was a bit curious to see if i could, not that great but u know it's ok
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March 26th, 2009, 05:07 PM
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You're doing great Vicki! I'll have to dig out my first one and show you. To slow them down in GIMP, changing the speed never works for me. I just duplicate the layers even more. Honestly, I suck at explaining and have learned mainly just by fiddling around. Go to youtube and search for GIMP TUTORIALS. That's how I've learned so far.

It's too bad you are going to be out of town when I come home to visit in May. We could have gotten together and I could show you some stuff in person.

You're doing great Vicki! I'll have to dig out my first one and show you. To slow them down in GIMP, changing the speed never works for me. I just duplicate the layers even more. Honestly, I suck at explaining and have learned mainly just by fiddling around. Go to youtube and search for GIMP TUTORIALS. That's how I've learned so far.

It's too bad you are going to be out of town when I come home to visit in May. We could have gotten together and I could show you some stuff in person.
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March 26th, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Thanks, I will try making more layers, I will eventually get the hang.

I am actually not going out of town anymore, I have my disability court date that same week and we are just going to go in october for the fall race.
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March 26th, 2009, 08:38 PM
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i think they look good just need a living slowing down is all...but one i didn't see it doing anything could just be me though...great start

edee

i think they look good just need a living slowing down is all...but one i didn't see it doing anything could just be me though...great start

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March 27th, 2009, 07:46 AM
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Thanks, I still cannot get them to slow down, I tried making more layers, and they are still too fast to read
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March 27th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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I'll PM you later. Maybe we can work something out where you guys can come up to the lake and spend the day with us. I'll have my laptop with me so we could play with blinkies for a while.
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