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28 November 2007 @ 08:44 am
Let's create a thunderbold  
I was asked if I create tuts. The answer is no - not really!
But I try to make my first one now. :o)

Who wants to learn how to make this lightning effect?




BTW: I'm using Photoshop CS2



First of all make a basic-picture. I created that one:




Now we create a new layer an put a lightning brush on it. I got my brushes from Scully7491





Make that layer invisible (click on the eye on the left side of your layers-bar) and create a new one. Put a secont lightning brush on it and make this also invisible.




I like this animation with 3 lightnings. But that is a matter of taste. If you also like 3, create a new layer again and put another lightning brush on it.




Now the magic begins. Open your Animation program. I use the PS animation program (just click at WINDOW - ANIMATION)

Be sure that only your basic-pic is visible. Change the time of the first frame to 0,5 (click on the little arrow on the right side).




Step 1: Now create a new frame (the little sheet-of-paper-button on the right side of your animation-bar)
Make your first lightning layer visible and change the time of the frame to "no delay".




Step 2: Create again a new frame and make the lightning layer invisible. Change the time of the frame to "no delay" again.




Step 3: Let's create a new frame again. Make your lightning layer visible and set the time on 0,2.




Step 4: And again: Create a new layer. Make the lightning brush invisible and set the time to 0,2.




Step 5: Now go back to your 4. frame and click on the little-bubble-button on your animation bar.
A new window will be opened. If it's not already given click at  "next frame" and change the framenumbers to 3. You can see what I mean at the next picture.




Step 6: Now we got 3 more frames between the 3. and the 4. one. Change the time of the 3 new frames to "no delay". And now you have  finished the first lightning.




Repeat step 1 - 6 with your other 2 lighting frames. You can change the time of frame 14 to 0,5 or whatever you want. This makes the effect looking more natural.
At the end you have a lot of frames like in this picture:



But that's okay! It should look like this! ;o)
Maybe you create just one lightning when you try this tut the first time. If you do, you're finished with step 6.
Just save your file "for web" so it creates an animation. And you're done!

Hope it was helpful - and understandable!!

Would really love to see your results! :o)

 
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ckllckll on November 28th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC)
I think you will create a school with these :)
Manu: dean lol anisweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
*lol* I hope anyone can understand it!! :o)
Kikkik_luna on November 28th, 2007 08:36 am (UTC)
Für mich war PS ja schon immer etwas, das ich schnell wieder aufgegeben habe und wenn ich all die Bildchen von dir sehe, weiß ich auch warum *lol* Ich finde es immer wieder faszinierend, wenn einer damit so umgehen kann *staun* und ich weiß ja bei wem ich lieb schauen muss, wenn ich mal was brauche *ggg*

*knudddddel*
Manu: dean smiles a bitsweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
Na es sieht nur so schwierig aus, weil ich versucht hab es so genau wie möglich zu erklären. So arg ist es gar nicht! *gg*

Aber Du hast recht - einfach melden und ich versuch Dir was schönes zu machen.

*knuddel ganz dolle*
Marion: Dean thinking animsoftcake_70 on November 28th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
Hm. Ich hab Gimp und stehe mit Animationen auf Kriegsfuß. Aber wenn ich mal Zeit und Ruhe hab, probier ich das aus.
Danke :)
Manu: dean thinkingsweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
Ich kenn leider Gimp nicht, aber ich hoffe, es ist auf Gimp übertragbar.

*knuddel ganz dolle*
not a morning person...: spn - animated soabtattoo_kink on November 28th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
YEP!

Hier trennt sich die Spreu vom Weizen! *g* Oookay, ich gehöre dann wohl zur "Spreu"! *lach*

Ich weiß schon, warum ich PS wieder vom PC geschmissen hab! Und warum soll ich mich mit sowas belasten, wenn ich so wunderbare Leute kenne, die ich einfach in meiner dezent charmanten Art fragen muss, ob sie mir mal etwas Neues/Besonderes gestalten können. *cough*

BTW, du hast es wirklich super erklärt, aber dazu hätte ich im Leben keine Ruhe!

knuddelschmatz
Manu: just... causesweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
Im Grunde ist es aber ganz simpel. Es sieht jetzt nur viel aus, weil es halt soviele Bilder sind - und so große! *gg*

Dezent charmante Art - hust! *loooool*

Du bist die Größte! *knutsch*
Disturber of the Peach: spn • awwpeaches on November 28th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
o_O vier jahre lang arbeite ich jetzt schon mit Photoshop und ich hab bis *jetzt* nicht mitgekriegt, dass es auch animation macht...
vielen dank für das tutorial! ich packe es in meine memories und werde es mal ausprobieren, wenn ich mehr zeit habe!
sehr cool!!!
Manu: dean sunshinesweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
Ich kann eigentlich nur mit PS Animationen machen. *g*
Hab das mal unter "Fenster" entdeckt und dachte mir, ich muss das versuchen.

Da ich ja nur ganz simple Sachen mache geht's ganz gut. ;o)

Katzie: smirkkatzie_bs on November 28th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
thanx! it's a very clear one, u should make more tuts
*really wanna know how to make snow*
Manu: dean hugsweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
Oh that's really no problem. I can make a snow-icon tut the next time sweety!

And thanks sooo much for the program! It worked very, very well!! *hugs you tight*
(no subject) - katzie_bs on November 28th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
DeNi: SN - Pairing!Sam&Dean(Impala)denisitap on November 28th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tutorial hon :)

I have a question, what is the style you're using in your lj?? I am using flexible squares, and it is kind of a pain in the ass =P
Manu: puppy needs cuddlesweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
I'm using Smooth Sailing and a CSS-Code from premade_ljs. You have to join the comm to see the layouts.
likara on November 28th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
Sweet eine super Erklärung. Wenn ich mal ein wenig weiter bin mit PS dann versuche ich mich mal an Animationenen.

Aber eine kleine Bitte hätte ich *liebguck*....könntest du mir das Tutorial vielleicht auf deutsch zuschicken? Mein englisch ist wirklich nicht besonders, zumindest nicht um mit PS besser zu arbeiten *schäm*
E-Mail Adresse hast du ja oder?

LG Lika
Manu: dean thinkingsweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
Ich bin nicht sicher, ob ich die E-Mail Adresse noch hab. Aber ich kann dir die Steps ja in der Comm schicken. Ich würd halt einfach den Text übersetzen - also ohne die Bilder. Wär das ok?

Lg,
Manu
(no subject) - likara on November 28th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Deborah: Well Done ... James clapping!debris4spike on November 28th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
I don't have the programmes ... or even the talent to get them and use them - but I do love your use of light. I always look at your stuff, even though I don't often comment - and don't snag as I am still only "into" Spike and Buffy.
Manu: spike rainsweetgirl7808 on November 28th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
Oh sweetie that's sooo kind of you! Sometimes I miss my old "Buffyverse-Family". But at the moment I'm not inspired by the Buffyverse and so I don't meet a lot of my old friends. As much more I'm happy about this comment!!

Thank you soo much hun'!!!

*huggles you tight*
Lierina: pic#68642137lierina on November 28th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, danke für das tolle Tut! Ich habe es mal gememmt und werde mich daran versuchen, wenn ich wieder ein wenig mehr Zeit und Ruhe habe :-)
Manu: dean thinkingsweetgirl7808 on November 29th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
Jetzt kommt dann noch das Schneetut und dann werd ich mal wieder selbst aktiv! *gg*

*knuddel Dich*
Anna: Rock Onj_p_fan on December 9th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Awesome tut! Can't wait to try it out.
Thankyou for sharing.

May I just ask, because this is driving me nuts, what episode that shot of the Impala is from?
Manu: don't knowsweetgirl7808 on December 9th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :o)
Oh I'm sooo sorry, I don't know from which episode it is. I have so many pics on my pc. :o(
(no subject) - j_p_fan on December 9th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - j_p_fan on December 14th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sweetgirl7808 on June 28th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kaybouncingball67 on March 23rd, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
PS 7 doesnt come with an animation program does it... *grr*
Manu: dean thinkingsweetgirl7808 on March 24th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
I think it does. Open your program and click on WINDOW. There should be one button which is called ANIMATION.
(no subject) - bouncingball67 on March 24th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clubinthesky on June 28th, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
You're a genius, you know that right? :D This is awesome! I love that particular picture you choose of Dean.... the lighting is a great effect ;) Will try this in PHOTOSHOP, yay! ♥♥♥ *hugs*
Manu: sam smile heart s/wsweetgirl7808 on June 28th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
*loooooooool*

No I'm not! But thanks a lot for saying it! ♥
I would love to see your result hun'!!! *puppyeyes*

*huggles you tightly*
Kros_21kros_21 on June 28th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sweetie this is amazing!
you are so good! And not only you are good at doing things but also at explaining them!
I'll try this tutorial soon!
thank you very much! you're the best! ;)
*hugs*
Manu: hugehugsweetgirl7808 on June 28th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwwwww hun' you're sooooo sweet!!! ♥

I really hope it's understandable! My English is still bad - I really hate that! :o(
I would totally ♥ to see your result!!! :o)

*smooches*
misutakimisutaki on June 28th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
you know what would be awesome? if you played around with the lighting on dean when the light shines and when it doesn't...
great tut manu.. i really liked it
Manu: dean smile lovelysweetgirl7808 on June 28th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah you're right, this would look awesome! But I only wanted to explain how the lightning effect works.

But it's an awesome idea for further arts!!! :o) Thanks for that!

*huggles you tightly*