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Cutie411 11-28-2010 07:13 PM

How to make a dotted line animation- GIMP
How to make a dotted line animation using GIMP :]

Your animation will end up looking some-what like this:

Step 1:
Well once you've opened up GIMP, open up your picture. :]
So go to File>Open> & then choose the picture.

Step 2:
If you add any text or other details, I suggest you do it now.
If not, then just skip this step(;
Note: If you did add any text or anything else, FLATTEN your image.
If not, then don't do anything about it.

Step 3:
Now that you've done that, make a new layer(the paper icon in the right).
Next click the pencil icon located on the tools section to the left.
Go to where it says scale(located at the bottom) & make it .10

Step 4:
Now make 3 dots, which will be your starting point.
Example: ...
I suggest you zoom in 3-4 times since your icon is small & so will the dots.
This is the first layer.

Step 5:
Create another new layer.
Now make 3 more dots, except when you make the first 2, make them on the last 2 of the first layer. The 3rd dot will not be overlapping any other dot.
Yeah that's confusing so here is a pic:
The only difference between the picture above& final result is that you're overlapping them(in the final result) whereas the picture above you're not overlapping. I'm just showing you how they're going to be.

Step 6: Repeat step 5 as many times as desired. The more times you repeat it, the longer the line will be and the better the effect.

Step 7: When you're finished with adding dots, go to Filters>Animation>Blend
When a box pops up, make sure the top box is 3 & the bottom 0.
I guess you can change it however you'd like but I make it 3 & 0. :]

Step 8: Do the playback & check to see if it's ok.
Then go to File>Save
*Make sure to save it as an animation(;

There ya go!
Feel free to post results & ask any questions! :]

ValentinaHug 11-28-2010 07:22 PM

Great guide!

bettybeach13 11-28-2010 07:23 PM

Thanks for making this guide!Rep point.

Cutie411 11-28-2010 07:26 PM

Thanks guys :]
Np x]
Let me know if you guys have any questions. :P

SChickie1 11-28-2010 07:31 PM

brigster125 11-28-2010 07:34 PM

Awesome guide! I'll try it as soon as I feel like doing something. I'm too lazy to get on gimp now. xD
@SChickie1: Yours looks great! [:

D<3BABV 11-28-2010 07:40 PM

Great guide! I made a new avvie with it, but I made the dots too small. I'll do it again. Rep!

EDIT: I like this one more.

Cutie411 11-28-2010 07:42 PM

Susan- Awesome! 8D

Daniela- Very cool ^-^

Thanks guys :]

BriannaHoneyDay 11-28-2010 07:42 PM

Pawsome guide!
Btw, rep. [ :

princessgirlcool 11-28-2010 07:42 PM

Great guide! 8D
I wish I could give you rep, but it won't let me! SUCH A SHAME! D:

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