Mini Pixel Beating Heart
was created and put on this site on January 7, 2004.
This tutorial was inspired by Pixel Mini Heart by Fantasy DreamWorld.
For this tutorial
you will need:
Open a new image:
Flood fill the first layer with white.
Set your foreground to solid red, I am using #800000.
View > Zoom > In by 5 steps.
Repeat the zoom.
Select your paint
brush tool and set at:
Draw your heart
Select your magic wand and set the tolerance to 0 and click inside the heart.
Flood fill the selection with white.
Selections > Float.
Effects > 3D
Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Selections > Select none.
In your layer palette right click on the heart layer and duplicate it 5 times.
You should now have 6 layers with the heart on it.
Right click on
each layer and rename them:
Now your layer
palette should look something like this:
Activate your 5 layer.
Effects > Distortion Effects > Punch > 5% > ok.
Activate your 10 layer.
Effects > Distortion Effects > Punch > 10% > ok.
Activate your 15 layer.
Effects > Distortion Effects > Punch > 15% > ok.
Activate your 20 layer.
Effects > Distortion Effects > Punch > 20% > ok.
Activate your 25 layer.
Effects > Distortion Effects > Punch > 25% > ok.
Select the crop tool.
Draw the box around your heart being careful not to chop off the stray pixels - these are part of the punched hearts.
Double click inside the box to crop the image.
In the layer palette right click on the bottom/white layer and delete.
File > save as > heart.psp
Start up Animation Shop.
File > Animation Wizard.
First screen -
Same size as first image frame
Edit > Select all.
Edit > Copy.
Click on the last frame.
Edit > Paste > Paste after current frame.
Animation > Reverse frames.
Now we are ready to optomize and save the beating heart.
File > Optomization Wizard.
First screen -
Animated GIF file
File > Save!