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PPL's Lyricious Lickie-Icon Lecture, nya~ (For Paint)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by PrismaticPrincessAnna, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

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    It's been months since peeps on Serebii've been bugging me for a Lecture for 'em Lickies and finally got my hopes up of making one!
    I mean, who in the world begs for a Lecture and exchange for 5 shiny event Pokemon?! What good does that do? XD! Its not like it'll make my tummy full xP

    Please excuse me if you cant understand.. I'm not a really reliable person to ask things that requires explaination stuff for answers xD;; But.. Ima try mah best :p


    History:

    Since I was bored out of my mind in my holidays waiting for college/university to start, I decided to open my own Art Shop!
    (I was so weird that I didn't bother making one earlier coz I thought only mods can make 'em ^^; )
    I just wanted my name on other peeps siggys coz I noticed Skiyomi name was everywhere...
    So I started off doing simple banners - I didn't get much attention so I lurked through Google Images for random stuff and found licking icons!
    At first I didn't know how the hell how to do them so I lurked everywhere for a Eevee lickie base! And found a base off another forum that I dunno the name off so I first made my first fail lickie:
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    So yeah.. Thats my history! Now for the fun part, the lecture!


    Thingies yer gonna need!:
    Computer (obviously xD)
    PC-Paint program (I never used MS Paint or Paint Pro. Just normal Paint)
    Mouse, keyboard or a tablet (But i havent used one)
    Internet
    Images of the character

    Optional Things:
    Gimp (I use 2.6)
    Photoshop (I use CS5)

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    First of all, I NEVER used Photoshop for my lickies the first time I done them. I use Paint :p (If you're using mac.. Uhm I dunno wut to say xD)

    This is my base, I cleaned it up a bit so its not Eevee anymore:
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    Second of all, you gonna wanna know what you wanna do, no point of doing one if you dunno what youre doin' xD

    Go in Google Images or anything you can get reference of the thing you wanna make, and search for pics for it
    For this lecture, I'ma do Team Rocket Lyra!
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    Perfect pic ;)
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    Once youve got 'em pic, all you hafta do is look at the style closely and draw it out
    To me, I start with the basics - Face, then the outer stuff liek hair/ears and clothes (If it has any XD)

    Firsty, I zoomed in full max with the magnifying glass. Then I started off with her hair, then the bit of her hat plus side bangs/fringe
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    Finish her hat off
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    I put clothes on her - LyROFL ^^;
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    Added details on the other frames
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    Once youve done that, its time for the fun part - colouring it!

    BLAH!! I meant COPY IMAGE not COPY IMAGE URL :p
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    Paste the image on Paint then Copy the bit of where all colours are put
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    Paste the copied part of the image and time to use teh paint-dropper thingy to copy the colour
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    Using the paint bucket tool, you colour the part of the frame
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    Done the rest!
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    Well there ya go! Now the last bits

    Select all Frames...
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    ...copy ALL the frames...
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    ..Click that Attributes thing..
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    ..Then this window pops up and put 50 x 50 pixels for each frame you save!
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    Save it as PNG not JPG, or it'll be ruined!!!
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    When you're all done all 11-13 frames, I suggest to use IAZA.COM to upload and animate them, not gifninja.com, unless you want your lickie to be ruined xD
    All done! Now theres teh lickie icon ye wantz xD!
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    Go back to the colouring part and double click on the tongue colour and this box appears
    Click the black sideways triangle upwards so the colour will go lighter
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    Use the Brush tool, the small circle first and colour the bottom of the 3rd frames tongue
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    Use the big circle brush for the rest of the tongues.. then... upload all frames :D
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    All done for that part XD

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    You NEED Photoshop for this one!!
    My PShop at home murders my comp whenever I try to open PShop thats why I can only do transperent lickies at my school's Mac xP

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    Make shore youre all done your lickie thats its a animated GIF file. Drag teh gif file into PShop and make shore the Animation window is popped up
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    Press CTL + E for the eraser tool and make shore its on the magic eraser tool. Then click the background colour for it to be transperent of every frame in the animation box
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    Set the Tolerance to 0 when you use the Eraser
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    When you're all done, go Save For Web..
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    ...and clickie Save. Thats all! XD
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    This is Optional. I prefer doing the frames on Paint Then Animate on Gimp. You Can draw the frames in Gimp if you want, it works the same way!

    You must have the program called Gimp to do this! You can download it free when ya search it on Google then Open up a new 50 x 50 project
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    Go back to Step Five of Part One and copy all the frames in Paint
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    Paste them on your project
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    Youll see Pasted Layer on the top layer of your project, thats just normal. Just lick on the New Layer and itll be placed on top
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    Keep doing that until you have all the frames on your project and right click to Filters > Animation > Optimize for GIF
    Optimizing it means it crops the unwanted pixels to reduce the size
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    A new window pops up and all you hafta do it Save As > Name your project then type .GIF after it. Its REALLY important to put .GIF after your name project or it WONT be a ANIMATED
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    Then, just Save as ANIMATION (DONT Merge all layers or it WONT be ANIMATED)> export it > Set the Delay on 130 MS > click the Use Delay box > save it
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    ...AND YOU END UP WITH THIS, BABY!
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    Go in Google Images to search for a image
    For this one, EternalSword7 gave me an image to work with for his Swampert lickie
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    Simply just copy and paste the image on Paint before you hit Step Five of Part One
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    Go to Image > Stretch and Skew put the same numbers there, for example mine is 30 x 30 > OK
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    Your image'll shrink. Then once you selected the part you got, go to:
    Image > Attributes > 50 x 50 pixels > OK
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    Then copy and Paste the small image and make your project 100 pixels tall
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    Paste the small image underneath your frames. Make shore its alligned right. We dont want the background messing up the GIF, now dont we? :3
    Make shore the bottom box is selected when youre on the selection tool and its the same color as the background on your bottom colour pallet of your mouse (Make shore the colour background you pick is NOTHING liek the colours in your frames, or else theyll be transperent too!)
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    Once you done that, just drag the frames down onto the top of the images
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    Then go ahead and animate it, easy freezie :3

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    Open up Gimp and paste all the layers of your lickie and click on that icon that looks like a building thats made out of coloured squares. Thats a colour selection tool and selects the same colour in one layer (Cool, eh?!)
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    Now use that tool to select the colour of the background of your lickie and press delete.
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    Do this on all of your layers.
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    Now, double click the name of your layer and add any names to it as long its got (replace) on the name. Or else something will go wrong on your animation!
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    Do that to all of the layers.
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    Now save it as .gif.
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    Ignore this by clicking Crop.
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    Ah yeah. It's gotta be transparent like this.. if its laggy. You didn't do something right.
    Better check you removed the background properly or named all your layers as replace.
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    If ya dont understand something, leave a comment XD I dont think even me can understand this :/
    Im better at explaining when I draw XD not write! Atleast I tried okay? xD


    Youre welcome to post what youve learned from the lecture coz Im happy to see what ye learnt from it XD
    Also, if you spot a mistake or a image/link not working, please do tell me ASAP!




    Here some of the lickies I've done:!
    http://pplyra.deviantart.com/gallery/34728176

    CTL + A (Select All)
    CTL + C (Copy)
    CTL + V (Paste)
    CTL + Z (Undo)
    CTL + Y (Redo)
    CTL + S (Save)

    CTL/Command + E (Eraser tool in Photoshop)

    ~☆~☆~>> There's now a collection of my Pokemon lickies <<~☆~☆~

    ~PPL, nya~​
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  2. First post!

    I knew the basic, but thanks for the lickies base.
     
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  3. Antithesis

    Antithesis Well-Known Member

    If anyone has Photoshop, I'd suggest doing it on there. Much easier and you can get a less pixelated final image in less time, I've always seen doing things like this on Paint (or doing anything but sprinting in Paint or Paintbrush on Mac, actually) as kind of an exercise in frustration. The end result looks good, though, kudos.

    What's the "nya" thing all about?
     
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  4. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    Nya-Meow
    Nyarth - Meowth

    Well thats how I do it to the peeps who wanna know. Atleast I tried, plus I use what I have not what I dont have
    And its not pixelated -__- I zoomed in


    Edit: I added the other thing now, nya~
     
  5. Grade

    Grade Member

    I like your lickies! They are good, and thanks for the tutorial!
     
  6. ~SilverLugia~

    ~SilverLugia~ Use Razor Shell!

    Thanks PPL! I've always wanted to know how to make these, but all I have is Paint. Knowing I can make these on Paint is really awesome!

    I was wondering if I can post my finished Lickie Project here once I'm done. It's gonna be a Mudkip!
     
  7. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    ^-^ Glad I could be a help

    Yeah shore if ya want, I wanna see how it turns out, nya~
     
  8. ~SilverLugia~

    ~SilverLugia~ Use Razor Shell!

    Sorry that it took a while, but it is now completed!

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  9. Alfred Jones

    Alfred Jones I'm the Hero!

    Sadly, I tried, and all I got was this... I have no clue why it's not animated T^T
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    edit...
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    nope still not working
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011
  10. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    Good job :D! Better of what I done in my first try :p

    Did ya upload all frames in there? There should be seperated and your frame-drawings are quite good, nya~
     
  11. Alfred Jones

    Alfred Jones I'm the Hero!

    Yeah I did, but it just won't work :/

    and thanks.
     
  12. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    http://i41.*******.com/2573zwm.gif
    Ya forgot to colour one frame of its tongue, but I didnt fix it XD the wings move about tho.. but other than that, its pretty kewl XD nya~
     
  13. Alfred Jones

    Alfred Jones I'm the Hero!

    Thanks so much PPL ^^;
     
  14. Mochi10

    Mochi10 MEWsic <3

    Woah the tutorial is awesome! Here's mine ^^:

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  15. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    Im glad everyone's finding this lecture good ^-^

    The animation is quite slow tho ^^; Make it faster and itll look cool c:
    The drawing is Lyrawesome BTW, nya~
     
  16. Mochi10

    Mochi10 MEWsic <3

    Thanks :D I think I did his eyes wrong though XD And yeah I should make it faster :p

    http://i40.*******.com/2zsnv44.gif

    All better~
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  17. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    That looks much better, plus. On the drawing side, I kinda noticed some curves on Snivy is kinda crooked xD;
    I dont wanna be mean or anything but it kinda ruins the animation. Thats all ^^ nya~
     
  18. wιɴтerвreezeѕrυle

    wιɴтerвreezeѕrυle dαrĸpαw ιѕɴ'т αмυѕed

    I used your steps, and I made a Delcatty lickie. I think it turned out pretty good (since the tutorial is so easy to understand)-
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  19. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    Sites liek those got watermarks/turns everything crappy as in ruined PNGs to JPGs :/ Dont trust 'em
    And its good but why does it go back and forth? :/ nya~
     
  20. wιɴтerвreezeѕrυle

    wιɴтerвreezeѕrυle dαrĸpαw ιѕɴ'т αмυѕed

    I don't know... I just noticed that....

    I don't trust them, but I couldn't get the IAZA site to work. I dunno why. Do you know any other sites? I could remake it....

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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011

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