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March 27th, 2007, 03:34 PM
Kelly's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I hope you don't mind that I am adding a tutorial here.

I used this the other day to make an animated siggy, then thought it would also be cool to use for blinkies. I looked around and didn't see any tutorials for this, so I figured I'd make one.

1. Set up your blinkie with the look and text you want:

2. Open the animation window and duplicate your layer, then chance the first frame to show the first text, select the second frame to show the second text.

3. Hit cntrl and select both frames in the animation window. The hit the "tween" button, a window will pop up asking how many frames and what effects you'd like. I usually use 10 frames to make it more smooth, but for this one, I used 5 to make things easier. Make sure you check the box that says "all layers" and check the boxes that say "position, opacity and effects".

4. Now, duplicate your very first frame and drag the copy of it to the end of the window. This will make it so the text morphs back into your first text selection instead of just "popping" back to it.

5. Hit the tween button again and follow the same instruction as in step 3.

6. Now adjust the times of your frames accordingly. I make my very first and very last frame time at 1 second (but when the blinkie is in animation, it will add up to 2 seconds) and then I make my middle frame (the solid version of my second text selection) 2 seconds. For the "tween" frames I either use 0.1 second or no delay.

Save as optimized and you are done. It should look something like this:

You can also use this with photos to get an effect like this: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f382/Kel...Made/Kaypea.gif

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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March 27th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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Thank you for doing this!!! I have been meaning to do this for a while.

Thank you RaspberryBeret for my gorgeous siggy!

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March 27th, 2007, 04:02 PM
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You're welcome.

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