Software: Ulead GIF
Skill Level: Intermediate
Note: Fill any text with an animation for a spectacular effect
It is important that the animation you use for this
effect has a background and that the total size of it is big enough to fully enclose your
For this particular animation, start
off by saving the butterfly animation below and open it in GIF Animator 5.
The animation consists of ten frames. Highlight
Frame 10 and "Add Frame" (Frame/Add Frame or the shortcut icon underneath your
In Frame 11 type in any text you like
making sure it fits within the canvas which is 250x75. For this tutorial the font
"Genuine" is being used, size 98. Center the text within the canvas.
Using the Magic Wand, click on a
transparent area outside the text. Hold down the Shift Key and click inside the A to
remove the "triangle" within the letter.
Highlight Frame 1 and while holding
down the Shift Key click on Frame 10. All frames should be highlighted except the
frame with your text.
While all the frames are highlighted,
go to the Object Manager and highlight all of the butterflies. Highlight Object 10
and while holding down the Shift Key click on Object 1. All of the butterflies
should now be highlighted.
Make sure you have Frames 1-10 and
all of the butterflies highlighted. Go to Edit/Make Selection Area Transparent.
Highlight Frame 11 and delete it.
Now view your animation! :)
If you have extra space you can crop
away any excess space or resize the canvas. The butterfly animation canvas
size is 250x75. The animation within the text is 182x73 (if you've used the same
font and font size). Reduce the canvas size by going to Edit/Canvas Size and put in
182 for the width and 73 for the height. Make sure "Align Center" is
chosen in the "by position" box.
Save your animation. This animation was saved with the Optimization Wizard/LineArt 64.
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