Animated Border Highlight
Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:58 AM
Let's animate it:
Go to Video | Duplicate Frames (I used 19)
Now, Video | Move Path and use these settings. Make sure you set the "Layer Stack" number (Blue Highlight) to 1. This will sandwich the highlight layer between the sig inside & sig outline layers.
"where do I find "video" option to complete this part?
Posted 24 February 2007 - 04:18 AM
XHotGoddessX, in the step where fencepost tells you to make a selection and then shrink it, you would then go and select Edit | Cut in your image window follow this by selecting:
Layer | New Layer (and accept the default Transparent layer). Click OK.
Then select Edit | Paste
Then Layer | Anchor Layer (to anchor the pasted selection into your new layer)
That takes care of the Cut and Paste part of your question.
The highlight thingy that you have mentioned, what fencepost wants you to do, is open up a new image window that is the same size as your Background image. Make sure that it is a Transparent image. You can do this by selecting the Advanced Options section in the window that opens when you select
File | New from either the main gimp window or an Image window.
For the Fill In section, choose Transparency.
Then using your Gradient tool, and making sure the gradient type is set to Foreground to Transparent, with your Foreground Color selected as White (see fenceposts image in the tutorial). You then drag inside of this "highlight" image window as fencepost shows in the tutorial image. Fenceposts highlight image shows black with white, but it should just be a transparent image with the white section I believe. Been a while since I followed the tutorial, but since he mentions transparent, not sure why it shows black in the tutorial.
Hope these extra details help some. :h:
Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:40 AM
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:09 AM
Going to bigger things than sigs. Animation/Advertisement manipulation....
Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:38 AM
What fencepost means is to create a folder on your computer where you are going to save all of your animation image files to. You can name the folder whatever name you want. Maybe you want to name it "Animated Border Highlight" or maybe you want to name it "My Border Animation" or really whatever name you choose. Having one folder to store all of your files makes them easier to keep track of when doing the tutorial.