Blinkie Making for Photoshop

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Blinkie Making for Photoshop
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Fri, 02-16-2007 - 5:31pm

Some of this I took from the tut I found on the SS board but I have edited it

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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 5:34am

Melanie,

Are you dragging the layers of dots on to your canvas? I think that might be why they are not lining up properly which is giving that funny look to the sides. If you copy and paste each layer over, they will automatically be centred on your canvas and so will be exactly on top of one another.

To copy and paste a layer, select that layer in your layer palette then do ctrl-A, ctrl-C then go over to your new canvas and do ctrl-V. Now go back to the lights and do the same with the second layer of lights - remembering to select that layer or you'll copy the same set of lights as before. BTDT so many times! :o)

HTH

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Registered: 05-30-2006
Thu, 02-22-2007 - 9:53am

thanks Anne that is what i was doing was dragging and i should know that thanks again


YAY BLINKIES


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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 9:58am

You're welcome.

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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 11:05am

Anne i did it the way u said in PS cs2 it looks good but

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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 11:18am

I couldn't decide why it wasn't working properly so I took it into my Image Ready and the image size is 149 x 50. That, in itself, will knock the lights out of kilter. It needs to be 150x50 to make the lights work properly. HTH

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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 12:05pm

is it cause i am using ps not ir


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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 12:33pm
Another tip to make the text flow well is to make your first layer of text and center it and then duplicate it. Then edit the duplicated layer to say what you want the second blink to say.So it would look like this. I hope that helps.
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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 2:10pm

No, it doesn't matter where you do the animation part of it. You need the original canvas to be 150x50. :o)

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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 2:37pm

k i got the blinkie figured out it is the 2 text that makes it go weird lol that is what is hard after i duplicate it (the text layer) how do i get it centered lol


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Thu, 02-22-2007 - 8:54pm
yay i did it

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