I love smilies.
There are some wonderful ones on the net - and some very awful ones.
This site has some of the best. I also like Fools and Millans very much.
I would like to try and learn how to do this but don't know where to start.
I have quite a few programs but I don't really use them much, print a few labels for things and put a name on a picture etc etc...
ULEAD Gif Animator 5
CorelDraw Graphics suite 12
Macromedia Fireworks MX (2004)
And I could put Adobe Photoshop7 back on if I need it.
Do I have anything useful in this selection????
The only program in your list that I am familiar with is Ulead - that's what I use to animate.
I know Aiwan, Laie and snoozer all use GIF Movie Gear; though Aiwan uses Ulead as well.
Not sure what connie, viannen or ViShenk@ use, but Elffy says he uses Microsoft Gif Aminator.http://www.kolobok.us/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=26&view=findpost&p=4196
If you've never worked with animated images (GIFs) before, the first thing I would suggest is that you open an existing image with Ulead (or the animation program of your choice) so you have an idea of how it's put together - as in the frames required to make the image "come to life".
Then if you need some help getting started with objects (body parts) to use, Aiwan has a Graphics Development Kit available for download http://www.kolobok.us/modules.php?name=Files&d_op=get_file_details&files_id=63. It can be used with either Ulead or PhotoShop.
TY for your help.
Yes I have opened some existing smilies in ULead and seen the frames - and how they operate. I have fiddled around with some and seen the effect of lengthening and shortening the times etc, modified the odd gif and placed them back in and seen the effect etc. That side of it makes some sense.
I have also dl the GDK which is why I asked about needing to reinstall Photoshop (which I always found amazingly complicated!). It initially looked like just a page of smilies, right? But then I found I can open it and copy and paste the various elements using Fireworks athough I did read that Ulead PhotoImpactwould open that format too.... and i guess Photoshop would for sure.
So starting small, if i wanted for example, to have a smilie open eyes... close eyes... stick out tongue and then smile, I make a whole series of images, say from one original little yellow face duplicated a number of times, modify each appropriately (presumably a whole number of smaller differences with a short time will give the smoothest sequence) linking them using the animator.
Now, am I right in thinking I can't make the modifications in ULEAD Gif Animator 5, but have to make them elsewhere and then import them back to animate them?
And this is going to sound really dumb - and I don't know the right terms etc, but at what "level" do you draw? If you wanted to change the colour of a smilie or make it blush would you zoom in and do it kinda square by square with pink, or "air brush" the pic or?
Ok, opening an existing animation will give you an idea of how the frames work, but it's not exactly the same as when you make your own.
When creating your own image, you can manipulate elements within each frame rather than having to construct the entire frame as a whole.
See this little guy -->
Here's the actual UGA (Ulead Gif Animator) file used to make him. Example_1.zip ( 4.24K ) : 1807
When you open the UGA, you'll see the object panel to the right-hand side of the screen. Notice that not all of the objects/elements/parts show up in every frame of the animation - you can turn them on and off or move them around to make the process easier than creating each individual frame completely beforehand.
Also notice that even though there are 10 frames in the animation, there are only 5 that are unique. Frames 1 & 3 are identical - as are frames 4 & 10, and 6 & 8. Frames 5, 7, and 9 are also the same. What I'm getting at is that often you'll use the same frame more than once in an animation, and when you do, there is a "duplicate frame" function so you can easily copy them when you need to.
By the way, all of the objects used in the example came directly from Aiwan's GDK.
You can make your own objects using whatever graphics program you're comfortable with. Apparently, Ulead has the ability to import/export frames directly to PhotoShop to make things easier, but since I don't have PS - I don't know exactly how that works. I just use MSPaint to draw and then drag&drop into Ulead. Whatever you do though - DON'T save any of your work as a JPG file - it'll ruin it! I usually save my MSPaint files as bitmaps till I load them into Ulead.
Thank you very much for your efforts. I am an idiot, right.
I had found "duplicate" and I see some frames are the same.
But the rest - woooooooooooooosh - over my head.
TY for trying.
I can see (a little) what you mean about turn on and off element and I can make a frame of my own from those elements. I just don't see how you got the elements to the object panel in the first place and in the right - dunno - location I guess. It's chicken and egg problem to me atm to me.
And if I look at other finished smilies (saved as gif and then opened with ULEad) I usually see "an object" for each frame, ie frame 1 = object 1, frame 2 = object 2, etc - all slightly different to the previous, but where the object is a complete face - yellow + eyes + mouth + hair +..... - all see to be part of one image, not it's components. Oh I just don't have the words to explain my confusion.
I will try to dl a ULead Gif Animator manual LOL and keep fiddling and trying to figure it out.
The mist is clearing........ a little............... TY
So my best bet to start small is to open the GDK into Ulead Gif Animator, work out which objects I might use and change the stacking order by draging them all up to the top of the object manager panel (or delete the ones I don't want) and play from there.
Yup playing seems to be the way to go........
And up to page 22 of User Guide - not bad for someone who NEVER reads instructions.
ADDED: Nope I am getting no where and the guide stopped making any sense.
I keep wanting to try Ulead.
I downloaded it, but its a trial and I just cannot purchase another program for this.
Thing is when I tried to run it, it told me my trial period was over and wouldnt let me into it.. ugh LOL
Im using Paint Shop Pro 7.0
Jasc Animation Shop (its not so bad but does lack some things)
I am so lost.
You said "You can drag and drop objects/elements into Ulead from wherever you have the files stored on your PC, or clicking the "add image" icon in the upper toolbar." I have the GDK. I opened it using the animator........ everything is "on" all objects show.
How do I use this to make a new thing?
The GDK can be a bit overwhelming for a beginner due to the large quantity of images and objects it contains.
Perhaps you'd be better off trying this second UGA I put together from it. --> Example_2.zip ( 9.44K ) : 1544
It is the same animation as the first, but with a few more objects available and a slightly larger canvas.
I had to go and lie in the sun for a while and eat ice cream
I am going around in circles. The tension is growing, and it's stopped being fun I didn't expect to learn in a few days but it's my total inability to grasp the basics, it seems, that is getting me down.
I read the gif animator user guide for a 4th time - getting the bits of picture into the Object manager panel seems beyond my comprehension. Then it says something about using the pick took to MOVE them into the work space and then DRAGGING to desired position. Its the move..... I click the object manager panel and its blue and...... yeah - so freaking what!!!!
Anyway I came back to try again - before seeing your reply - and in desperation I installed Photoimpact 12, opened the GDK in that and dragged bits of it into the workspace of the animator ..... yellow circle - so far so good.... eyes.... hmmmmm - big white bits around......... mouth - same thing - am I to fill in these with yellow or is it some transparency thing? They don't have white on them in the GDK - how can dragging them 3 cm do this!!!!
BACK AGAIN AFTER EXAMPLE II
Okay - maybe a small step forward with your example II. Thank you again so much for your patience.
At least I can enter a room now without my husband leaving it to avoid me.......... "all this over little yellow things????"
I had a better one but damn program crashed but I was determined to remake it, even if only 1/3 as many frames as previously. It's kinda jerky but it's kinda going in the right direction maybe.... and it does sum me up atm!! Tearing my hair out.
Я сперва думал, что Fugz обыкновенный спамер. Спасибо, Just Cuz! Я даже понять не могу ваш диалог, не то что бы ответить на вопросы Fugz.
2 Fugz. Рисовать смайлы сложно. Если вы не бросите, то можете добиться больших успехов. Но для этого надо много трудиться
I am doing my best to explain things Aiwan. You would likely do a better job than I if it were not for the language barrier. But I know that even with dilia's assistance it would be difficult since I do not believe she works with the animations herself and so would have difficulty with the translation.
You are correct in saying that making smilies is complicated to learn in the beginning. But although she is struggling a bit, I think you would agree that Fugz shows promise based on her first attempt. -->
Это очень важная тема. Пожалуй ее можно будет переименовать и закрепить в ВАЖНЫЕ как урок по рисованию.
Wow TY for your long reply - really appreciate your efforts..... Am trying to take it all in.
It is probably good that I don't read Russian..... Aiwan sounds CROSS..... and that's a big gun he carries...... he must be appalled by my efforts to date.
Every time I type something here and press "Add reply" I am conscious that I am asking the dumbest of things.
My Gif animator prog crashes quite often - am getting into habit of saving often, as UGA.
Optimize tab..... uhho...... there is an optimize tab....... hey, hey, go nice on me - am a newbie. Optimize can be another lesson later LOL.
I will continue to walk away when i want to give up, but once that 2 L of ice cream is gone, it's gone!!!!!
Yes, in the GDK, everything is already in the panel - and as you say, you just need to decide whether it's visible or not and then drag it into the position you want in each frame. But the work space is huge..... it has to be for all the GDK. It took me ages to see that I had made some visible and other not - and that the smilie was somewhere off screen. How do I get around that - to have a smilie sized canvas yet still have access to the elements of the GDK. I tried having 2 instances of the program open but couldn't transfer between them - which was when I tried dragging or copying or pasting from the Photoimpact 12. It's Ulead also.... and in it there is no white around the objects. In it I can move them around and recombine them in there .... but I now know that I don't want to take a whole picture over to the animator, but need to assemble it there from the elements it will contain.
I get the general idea I think from your example II (which was great step forward and helped my morale) but there is still this HUGE unknown part about bringing in new stuff.... and I am going to get frustrated very soon working with just the same few pieces.... even though I know I should practice there first. I won't try to run before I can walk but..........
Waded my way through on line tutotials.... I can paint a wall with a brush (yawn!!!!). But useful because I learnt the difference between duplicating frames and duplicating objects - YAY!!!! Another small step forward.
Threw this - Рисовать смайлы сложно. Если вы не бросите, то можете добиться больших успехов. Но для этого надо много трудиться - into translator....
Yes!!! Not ready to give up yet! Need to work more - and harder......
I am always worried using on-line translators. I know "word for word" sometimes makes some terrible mistakes. But I try.....
Я сожалею, что я заполняю ваш форум моим мусором!
If I said something very bad or rude - forgive me - and blame http://translation2.paralink.com/
For sure, lol. I was spoilt for choice..... got to use ALL!!!!
Will look at simplifying and "smoothing out" tonight.
It's a great way to avoid work!
Well......... had to work too much for a few days - but took inspiration from my work.... funny how people are drawn to stick their fingers in the Bunsen burner flame
Okay another few dumb questions...... I think I am making progress but some basics still elude me. These are very Gif Aminator biased.....
If I make an object within Ulead Gif Animator, by inserting a blank object, and making, say, a bar of chocolate (yum), is there an easy way (any way) to get that object into a later new project?
Is there a way to pin an object in position in a frame? I had thought that "lock" might do this :S I know I can just duplicate a fram as many times as I want it and turn objects on/off....... but it would be great to be able to lock certain key parts of some frames.
This anti-liasing thing....... where does that occur? In the graphics program where the initial objects/gifs are made? And does this mean you need a set of "dark bodies and dark hands" and a set of "light bodies and light hands".........
Any answers greatly appreciated TY.
I seem to have lost my way..... ARGH..........
i JUST wanted to make a smilie walk across the screen left to right..... no change in expression - just forwards. Base and eyes and mouth. I made all 3 objects - combined them in a frame dragging them into position.... but then what's the best way to move to the right.... dupicate the frame - and ?
Can I lock all 3 parts together and move them one square to the right? Or do I have to move all 3 independently? Or do I make an object that is all 3 combined and just select that and move it by hand?
Whatever I try I end up moving "jumpily" or not keeping the objects all together with respect to each other.
I am still drawing in the animator because I can't figure out transparency in paint :S
You won't use the "lock" feature in this instance because it keeps the objects in the same place with respect to the canvas.
What you want to do is select all three objects (highlight all three in the object panel) and either move them together OR in this case, once they're highlighted you can right-click and choose "combine as single object" which willl make them easier to move. However - there is no uncombine, so once you do that, you can't move the items independently any more.
Ah well TY - you have made me feel a little better because I did try to make 3 duplicate objects, and put them in same frame and combined them - so I was going along the right lines. But I did learn about the inability to uncombine, becase when I combined them it seems i must have made 2 duplicates and used one original coz object a bit of the face disappeared out of all my previous frames.........
Argh! At least I haven't missed something really obvious.
TY again for your help.
Not quite right but am I getting the general idea?
You're on your way.
I have hit a BLOCK - my inability to create an object with a transparent background. All methods seem very complicated from my surfing. Masks and stuff....... I don't have time to read the manual or take a course in using a big complicated graphics program.
Did I read you where you said you did in "Paint"? Or is that paintshop pro?
All I draw is on white.......
And I can't keep trying to colour in pixel by pixel in Gif Animator!!
I really want to to draw a lava lamp or an egg timer for my smilie - with the same sort of depth to the edges as the jar with the smilie who tries to escape.....
How does one go about doing all of this using a Mac ?
My operating system is Mac OS X v 10.4.8 Tiger or have I missed something in the preceding posts, which is quite possible, and I can assure you that any help here would be much appreciated
A Kiwi here.
See Koloboks are taking over "down under" as well............
They are, well at least for me they are
I think they are awesome, there is no comparison, now all I have to do now is dedicate some time to figure out, how to create them and share my ideas here.
I have Photoshop/ImageReady CS2 installed, any ideas on what else I need, bearing in mind of course. I'm all Mac orientated here, nothing Micro$oft....
I will try this weekend - got 2 weeks holidays - time to start doing some things I like doing instead of work!!! Appreciate the answer.
Oh, I forgot to mention that when you use the wand, "Similarity" should be set to 0 (zero) and anti-aliasing should NOT be ticked.
thanks for all interesting tutorial here...i might give it a try also someday...who knows...
The wand bit worked but I haven't tried the extra instructions yet.
My drawings are all so clunky and clumsy.
I am still trying to make a empty lava lamp. Maybe that's too ambitious for Paint?
I made this lava lamp using MSPaint.
The dancing girl is Aiwan's, of course.
Edited to replace image with less crude version.
I don't suppose you'd lend me your empty lamp for my project plz. Crude or not is better that I could do.
Had to do a kinda reformat / restore a bit of an image - and I am floundering in despair as I try to remember what programs I need to reinstall, where I put them.... and what i have lost!
Ok, here's an empty lamp:
If i right click I can save target as 1Lava_Lamp.uga.htm or save pic as emptylamp.gif
I am assuming neither is right.
AHHHHH ok (edited) - got it - left click!!! TY
As for this layers stuff, thats in gif animator somewhere? Right? Can't see yet
UGA is the Ulead file format.
Layers just means there's more than one object - they are combined to create the finished image.
Yes but you said "between" the layers............... i thought everything you have clicked to "show object" in gif animator is there...... in that "frame" - dunno if I make myself clear. You seemed to imply a smiley sandwich - I assume backgtround - smiley - foreground - but maybe I misunderstood.
Is this what you mean? Is there somewhere where you set an object to back or front then?
Ah...............order bring forward? Make the front of lava lamp object "blue" and bring forward - gives the poor trapped lil fellow a sort of misty look.............. as he is between.
You have to send background to back as well? And if you copy 20 or so of these empy lamps with background sent back and foreground sent forward, I am wondering if anything you then add will be between - or if you have to set each time.... off to have a try. (Am I anywhere along the right lines here????)
Ah................... had a play.
A difference between bring forward / send backward and bring to front / send to back.
Send background to back in all - make the smiley do its thing - then slap the foreground on top after..... I guess there are many ways to skin a cat (horrible saying - and nope not an idea for a smilie)..... seems to work.
Actually maybe that is an idea for a new series of smilies........ "sayings". I have seen the flogging a dead horse on several forums.
I guess maybe not so good an idea as each language / culture has its own sayings. I mean what would Laie do for "llueve gatos y perros / estГЎ lloviendo gatos y perros" (excuse bad Spanish)
But "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" might work..... or "red sky at night, shepherds delight..." (I haven't seen many Kolobok sheep.....)
I thought the eyes moved very nicely.....
And - not that I have any time atm - but maybe someone can tell me - how do you "borrow" an element from someones elses Kolobok......... open is something like paintshop and "cut" it? I have just wondered when people have said "this is as far as I had time, feel free to modify it....." coz all the "parts" of those smilies are already "locked" as one gif.............
OK I am back at square one after a long break.
How do I drag something from the kolobok_gdk to make a new blank object............ did I ever work this out?
You can't really drag & drop from the GDK only into it.
However, you can copy & paste objects from one session to another. It's easiest if you have two Ulead windows open at the same time. Keep in mind though, that the X-Y coordinates copy over as well. So if your destination canvas is smaller than the source canvas, some of the objects may seem to get lost in the process. To compensate, you can click the "Center Both" icon in the Attribute Toolbar immediately after pasting so you can spot them more easily.
Thank you - I will give it a try.
I was using the folder of separated body bits etc that you made me - but I just wanted a few more eyes etc and I couldn't remember how to get them "off" the GDK and into ULead. I had all the GDK opened in one ULead window and another ULead window with my project - but I still can't get them from one to the other. Do I drag to the canvas or to a vacant "new object" box (if you know what i mean). Either way I seem to lose the thing,
Noooooo!!! I have all the elements of the GDK opened in Gifanimator...........
Isn't that what you mean by 2 Ulead windows open at once????????
And i try to move the ones I want into another project - opening a 2nd instance of Gifanimator
Its how i drag them and where I put them - they disappear from the first but don't appear in the 2nd....
And as for the attributes toolbar that only seems available in "optimise tab" and I can't find anything there that says centre - and then the program crashes in optimise.......
Nope, nope, nope...
What you're doing dragging them off the canvas in the GDK - not dragging them to the other project.
You have to use copy & paste to get them from one to the other NO DRAGGING.
I can see the attribute toolbar in the screen shots you posted - the alignment icons are greyed out though because you don't have any objects selected.
I need a head in hands smilie........... can't figure it out.
Got somewhere - maybe - program crashed - walked away for a week - am back where I started - lost.......
Almost but it lacks the despair and frustration!!! a little of all of these LOL
Here's the UGA file if you want to play with it.
Head_in_Hands.zip ( 3.28K )
There's a lot to learn... it seems that I'm going to be veeeeery busy from now on. I need to read carefully all the wisdom words that you experts are sharing...
Then, practice a lot and I hope someday I could figure out something worthy.
Just Cuz, where can I download (or buy) all the different aspects (as in programme) so I can have a go at it myself? It's probably a stupid question but I do suffer sometimes of blond moments and can't seem to find the programme
@ ninapooh - If you are asking about Ulead GIF Animator, it can be found at this address: http://www.ulead.com/ga/runme.htm
when i try to open this link - i see this:
p.s. also can you please give a link which explainse what is KIT and how to open and work with it ( can be on russian)) )
I'm sorry, I didn't realize the link would be different for non-english users.
Try this one instead: http://www.kolobok.us/modules.php?name=Files&d_op=get_file_details&files_id=62
thank you, that is GREAT!!!
Is it possible to work with Photoshop 7 and imageready 7???
Well I have absolutely no drawing ability whatsoever but I have decided I am going to give this a go tonight (or during this week).
Just a question, is Ulead GIF Animator free?
I have just installed Ulead [the very long trail-version ] and it almost looks simple
I believe Aiwan made a special pack for us starters/wannabe artists but i don't see it on the site.
Aiwan released a GDK (Graphics Development Kit) a couple of years ago.
You can download it here:
I wanted to make an easy start and want to combine this: and this:
problem is gif 1 = 50 frames gif 2 = 14 frames
how to solve this?
You'll have to be more specific as to what you mean by "combine".
If you are wishing to have this style do this action, you will need to redraw the frames.
It's not "magic".
I really can't draw...
& point& click& point& click& point& click&...
i thought it was easy... dang, is it possible to save individual frames? My idea was to do it step by step and rotate 14 pictures. Good idea? the horizontal actionis for later
Its not as easy as it sounds - as I discovered
No it is not easy, its a bit out of my league I'm affraid.
Hey doc and Fugz,
I just wanted to encourage you both to stick at it.
It may seem hard at first, but being able to make your own smilies is a very rewarding experience.
If you have the patience to stick it out then you will be able to create your own personalised smilies,
That will look how YOU want them to look, and do what YOU want them to do.
i have no free time atm except to come and read the posts
i have gone backwards in my attempts
something i will try to fix after christmas when i have some time
The Pick Tool mentioned earlier in the thread is this >>>
Must admit that Ive never got the hang of Ulead GifAnimator.
Jasc Animation Shop is a free download if anyone wants to try it out. Its http://www.jasc.com/support/customercare/articles/psp9components.asp.
Is Jasc Animation Shop a "stand alone" application?
Or does it require that you have Paint Shop Pro installed?
Yes, Corel bought Jasc!
Contents on the PaintShop Pro CD:
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Autorun.inf 47 2004.10.26 17:24.38
Animation Shop\ 0 2007.11.18 16:54.40
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Data1.cab 8154371 2004.10.26 17:24.40
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instmsiw.exe 1822520 2004.10.26 17:24.58
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setup.exe 225280 2004.10.26 17:24.58 (<-- AS setup file! comment Mauridia)
Setup.ini 1216 2004.10.26 17:24.56
Paint Shop Photo Album 5\ 0 2007.11.18 16:54.42
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I GIVE UP! Try to kolobokify this one for a while now and im getting nowhere!
Just Cuz, it wasnt you, but i just hate Ulead [or myself for being unable to use this program.] Thank you for your help.
I have Corel PSP Photo XI... Is there animation software that you know of that is compatible with that?
I would guess that Animation Shop would be what you are after if you want something that's interactive with your current software.
Seems hard - but I've got to give it a try soon.
Friends don't have to google and we're all buddies here so follow this link: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
Thanks ninapooh and Doc! Sorry for the delay in my return.
I think I've got them now, let's see if I can ever do something with it!
Does this kind of MSN smiley exist in Kolobok too? If anyone knows pls let me know. THX
It's like a sarcastic smiley.
I am about ready to start trying again - so what is recomended program these days. I can access most.......
I have read through all this and still dont know lol
I know how to create animations, using frames etc, but would like to know how you create the letters
is it hand drawn, a special font
i presume you can edit an existing one and change the name
I would really like to know how to do this if possible
I mean like the one above
Well i had a go once..... working backwards - I made name - copied many many times, superimposed borrowed spray smilie on top who sprayed a name of similar length, removed bits of letter pixel by pixel. But it was a jerky as hell and I couldnt get the spray motion right.
Laie has a much more elegant way, it was once described somewhere here on forum. I was (as still) such a Ulead noob i couldn't understand it all.
The thing is that if you open a "ready made" signature in ULead that all "layers" are already combined. I had a determined attempt at my own once but just too many things didn't go as I wished!
WOW THIS PROGRAM SEEMS VERY COMPLICATED. iS THERE ONE FOR AVG/SLOW FOLK LIKE ME.
Where can we get a step by step guide on How to Make Smilies?
Thanks in advance
The problem with that is everyone uses very different programs to make their graphics.
I really like a challenge and would love to learn this art. But after reading these 6 pages and downloading the files I am skeered I have JASC Paint Shop Pro 9 & Adobe Photoshop 5.5 Not sure where to begin....
Maybe Fool's tutorial can help to start with http://foolstown.com/lesson_en01.htm
thank you sweetie, I will look at that
You are welcome. Glad if it helps a bit
Fool's tutorial was helpful. He is very funny and entertaining. I do not have photoshop but still was helpful to see the process.
Well, after trying and trying, i have made a girl reading. I used GDK from Aiwan, photoshop and Ulead for this very simple kolobok. I dont like the hands, because i think they should have 3 fingers, not 4, but i not capable of finding a way to do it for now, aaandd the eyes looks funny BUT, I'm very proud of this, my first one.
Seda, it's a good beginning!
but there is a one insignificant bug: two unnecessary white pixels at the left upper corner of the book (you can see it on a dark background)
WOW! Seda, for a first one this is a great work you did there Keep them coming
Thank you all!! , i keep trying to make the girl turn around pages. I will correct the extra pixels, i¡m glad you noticed alyur! sorry, i didn't see them.
Seda, Photoshop creates pixel artifacts sometimes. I call them "sloppy pixels." You can not see them unless you zoom in extremely close because they are mostly transparent, but once you save as a .gif file they show up white. When I have drawn something new I use the "magic wand" tool to highlight around the new layer and these sloppy pixels show them selves as being out lined. Or, I add a temporary layer as the back ground of dark gray to the .gif file to look for them like so... Still, I miss some.
Please allow me to offer a couple of different hands for your use you might find more appealing... Open the file and use the "marquee tool" to out line the hand of your choice, then use the "move tool" to drag it over and drop it into the file you are working with. It will automatically create a new layer with the hand.
You are most welcome Seda!
Oh Im bookmarking this thread! I must get brave and try.Ive done big animations on pics adding rain water and movement.I think the small size of these intimidates me,These are step by step directions,Thanks I needed that!
I am one more your fan, my dear kolobok-makers!
Awesome thread, I've got Ulead Gif Animator 5 and I'm just getting to grips with it. There are some really useful tips here.
Hello, where can i find a smiley which stands for 1st place, 2nd and 3rd.
Oh very good!! Who is the author?
"The War is over, stop yelling, Dolfy!"))
well thanks for such a comment I was registered here and was active member at 2006-7, then I gave up and didnt make any gif animations til now. I thought i almost forget how to create koloboks, thank u for changing my opinion i tried hard ^^
Wet Autumn Days ^^ motivates me to sit down on the chair and quietly make some koloboks
I have to say Redsocks that, that is scarily like Hitler. Very very good piece of animation
Is there a smiley like this one, but in kolobok style?
Kinda when you are saying: oh my god or dope as in Homer Simpson style.
I've searched everywhere and i can't find it.
I use this
Here Is my old work.
все-таки это немного не то.
этот выражает, что ему не нравится,он не может на что-то смотреть.
but it's a little bit not the same like this
This one express like he does not like, he can't to look at something
А... Понял. Извиняюсь
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