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Awesome Animated Avatar Tut by xXAli-StarXx Awesome Animated Avatar Tut by xXAli-StarXx

:faint: :woohoo: AHHHHHHH A DD!! :woohoo: :faint:
:love: Thanks ^FantasyStock, =mushir =ScENeYmE for suggesting and `znow-white for featuring!! :love:

Excuse me while I got die of happiness!!!!


Warning MASSIVE File!!!

Click download :D You know you want to!

A few people have been asking how I make my avatars, so I decided to dedicate the weekend to making a little tutorial.. Which kind of turned into a massive tutorial!!

If you decide to post the icon on deviantart feel free to leave me a comment with a link to it attached. I'd loved to see what you made :la:

If you use this tutorial please provide a link back, so others can find the tutorial

:bulletpurple: Q & A Time :bulletpurple:

:bulletpink: When I click optimised, the background turns white instead of clear: Where you selected the file size - at the very begining- you should have the option to make the background transparent. If that doesn't work, drag the layer named background (it should be a completely white square) to the trash can down the bottom of the layer pallet, and hopefully that should make the background transparent.
:bulletpink: To fade your name in and out: Just click on the layer you want to fade in and out and change the oppacity (which is a little bar at the top of the layers panel), change it to about 75% then make another slide, change it to 50%, then make another slide change it to 25% then make another slide and change it to 0%. Then do the reverse if you'd like to fade it back in again.
:bulletpink: For photoshop CS3 and CS4 users: If anyone is using CS3/CS4 there is no more Imageready. Instead you have to go to Window --> Animation. Then at the animation bar go to bottom right and click on 3 squares to get the same look as in imageready (Thanks to ~BlazingsNL for the tip for CS3 and CS4 users. :hug:)
:bulletpink: In CS3 when I move one thing every slide changes: I don't have CS3, but my brother told me to get around this problem, he flattened the whole pixel image into one layer, and then created a new layer for each slide.
:bulletpink: I've successfully made an avatar, but it only moves up and down once: In CS3, theres a little drop down menu below the slides which allows you to chose whether you'd like it to repeat forever or just once. (Thankyou to ~Vega-Three for this tip for CS3 users:hug:)
:bulletpink: In CS4 there is no save optimised as Instead you go file --> save for web and devices and select save as a gif. It should be animated.


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Avatar used in the tutorial

Avatars made with this tutorial: [link]

:blowkiss: Thankyou for all the faves! It means so much to me :blowkiss:

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:bulletpink: Avatar Tutorials How to make avatars


I'm so glad that so many people have been making their own cloud avatars, but remember guys if you're using the tutorial 'd appreciate if you wouldn't claim it as your own idea
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Given 2010-03-18
The suggester writes: Awesome Animated Avatar Tut by =xXAli-StarXx is just what the title says - Awesome! It's a fabulously simple step by step set of instructions on how to create an animated cloud avatar in Photoshop and Image Ready. The artist uses clear language with visuals to help artists make the best of the tools in these programs for future projects. Thank you for sharing! ( Suggested by FantasyStock and Featured by znow-white )
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Tudalia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What software did you use to make this?
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DesignsByKittn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh! I really needed this! Thank you!
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lachouette Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Good work!
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Pink-kitty-kat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Artist
SO CUTE
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amber1700 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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abby8438 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
darn i dont have photoshop or the other thing
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Friguceler Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
you can also animate stuff in :icongimpplz: gimp, which you can download for free.
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TheWhiteMage101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gonna try it! Thanks! :iconfoxhappyplz:

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JellyCake734 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
yay I made my first Icon thanks to this...THANK YOU!
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SilverTetsusaiga Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you soo much for making this !!

I used it here: Clicky !!
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Cali-the-cat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful and cute! Thank you! :love:
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MissScorch1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I set the canvas/image to 50x50,
Then I drew a line and it was blurry on the edges (there was almost 2 lines not one clear on) The brush was on size 1
Is this normal or not??
Thankies!! :D
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Friguceler Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
To clarify, use the 'pencil' tool in the program.  Right now it's probably set to paintbrush, the default tool.
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MissScorch1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!! Thank you! :hug: I didn't realise they were different Sweating a little...  I pressed all the keyboard shortcuts and it eventually came! Thank you again! :hug: :D
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Friguceler Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist

I'm glad it helped^^ Good luck on your animated Avi^^

(I feel sry for you... you had to wait half a year in order to make this)

 

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MissScorch1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug: :D
It's all good! At least you replied! :iconsupertighthugplz: 
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Friguceler Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh, and I forgot to mention, theres a toolbox in photoshop and most art programs; you can see all the tools you can use and select which one you want from there.  In my version [of photoshop] if you cant see the pencil icon, right click on the brush icon and you should see it. 
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MissScorch1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!! ^_^ :hug:
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Friguceler Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
its normal. try using pencil instead.
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:iconmissscorch1:
MissScorch1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing :squee:
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SakuraMists Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks this was really helpfull and I made an animation file to a Gif and made it repeat forever but once I loaded it on to deviantart it wasn't moving.

(I use Photoshop CS30
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Hexlix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

I didn't make a cloud, but this tutorial sure helped me when making this. :iconyutasmileplz:
Thank you so much.
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Lombaxpuppy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks soo much! This helped me a whole lot! :)
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SerenaAndMina Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello xXAli-StarXx. I have a question? I am so embarrassed...but I was able to follow your tutorial up to the point when the cutie cloud had the purple rectangle around it during the animating half. I couldn't figure out what to click on to get it to move up a few pixels, down a few pixels...and so on.
Another question too, how did you make all the different faces on your cutie cloud in the tutorial? Are they seperate layers added in Photoshop, or changed during each animation sequence in ImageReady?
Don't worry dear it isn't your tutorial. As a matter a fact, yours has been the most helpful I've read so far. I'm just stupid. :ashamed:
You know I need Awesome Animated Avatar Tutotials: For Dummies.
P.S. I have Photoshop 7.
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DaisyKitty123 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Is there a way to animate WITHOUT Photoshop?? im planning of getting Photoshop soon but right now id like to animate my new icon but I don't really know how... corld you help please?? :iconbegplz:
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PrincessPyrefly Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GIMP is a free program that is very similar to Photoshop, that's what I use :)
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DaisyKitty123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
ok :3
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cheeky-me Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for this!!! I didn't make a cloud however I did use your tutorial to make my new avatar :D :hug: very helpful!
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Sara-A2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I made this icon: [link]
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oOCupcakeOo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your tutorial for this one: [link]
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Sarbear-K Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have photoshop elements 9 ...do you know if can animate as well??
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Sarbear-K Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nevermind I found a website that does the same thing :P

Anyways I'd love to know what you think of mine: [link]
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KyzerKech Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   General Artist
hey man, I use elements 3, what's the site that you used to animate? :3
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Sarbear-K Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use iaza.com
Under the Mix column, click on "Frame Animation", upload your clips, click convert and save the gif :)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   General Artist
Great explanations! I love it! :heart:
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Sanitation Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is so helpful, thanks! :meow:
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ryelize Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg SOO Kawaii! Love the tut!
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pegacorngem12 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great job! um, is it ok if i use this to create a free avatar? it might be slightly different...
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riamisu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU~~~ :iconiloveyouplz:
now I know the key of pixel avatar is the use of pencil instead of brush ><

Im using your tutorial for my current avatar ^^

once again thank you~
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Synaeresis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I love this guide! It was very helpful~ I made my current icon from the tips on it. :meow: Still need to work on shading methinks. <3 thankyouu
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SwaggaliciousCugy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i dont have imageready or photoshop you got other suggestions?
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TheDuckofPower Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can also do the whole process in Gimp, which is free, and fairly similar in layout to PS! I've made a tutorial on how to do that here: [link] There's also a link on the deviation to download Gimp. :)
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Lolsweet Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Try MS Paint.
BUT, you have to go to Pixlr to take away the background.
Just unlock the first layer(click the lock twice), then add another layer. Drag the first layer on top. Find the wand tool, use it to click the area you don't want, go to edit, then cut.
Go to Iaza to animate frame by frame. Click "Frame animation" to upload each frame you drew.
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SwaggaliciousCugy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanx soo much
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myHTFhappyness Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I need help. I made an avatar but its more than 15kbs and I don't know how to shrink it.
Plz reply soon!
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MirebenWitch Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh cool!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] Used! I love this tut!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome tut for people still learning like me. Thanks for sharing!
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DeliriouStudios Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Can i have some help? the problem i have is that you can see all the layers in the animation: [link]

Can you tell me how to fix this? :(
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SkyHalo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this! My shading wouldn't go over the white?
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