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Flashing stars/lights on Antimated gifs

Posted on 1998-04-27
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How might I produce a flashing bright star effect on an antimated gif. I have the software to design and create antimated gif but don't know how to get the effect I'm looking for. I use corel draw 8, corel photopaint 8, Frontpage, gif antimator, etc. etc. I'd be greatfull for any help.
Thanks Bill
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by:percyn
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There are some photoshop plugins that have a "solarize" effect, which depending on your "star" may be appropriate.
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MorFF earned 100 total points
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Well here goes;
Simple flashing star: single GIF of star followed by single GIF of no star, set your delay on GIF Animator and away you go!

More complex flashing star (ie fading or pulsing): single GIF of star, followed by a series of GIF's of the same star but with decreasing hue of colour, then duplicate them in the reverse order within the gif (ie GIF1, GIF2, GIF3, GIF4, GIF5, GIF4, GIF3, GIF2).  Again, set the delays appropriately and voila!

Next stage (eg using layers in photoshop): single GIF of star, followed by a series of GIF's of the same star with a background layer of haze round the edges, each GIF having an increasingly dense haze (keep the star definition tho'!)  Repeat in reverse as above.

Good Luck - MorFF
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by:billy2u
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I think I also need to know how to create the star. I'm not a graphic pro.  My guess is that I just experiment with stars in either corel draw or photoshop untill I'm satisfied with the shape.
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by:MorFF
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Surf around and 'steal' one from another site.  Search for 'graphics'

Cheers - MorFF
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