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Weather icon actions
by Clare (cosmo_mouse)
at December 18th, 2006 (09:21 pm)
cold
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current mood: cold
current song: Mystified- Rocco Deluca & The Burden

Two quick little actions for making snow and rain animated icons just like these...



Action set

There are four actions, however only the 'rain effect' and 'Big snow effect' actions created completed icons, the other tow are used to create each layer. I've made these actions in PSCS2, they will work to create the layers in PS7 (I've tried it) but you'd need to do all the animation.

When you're using make sure you start with an image 200x200px and a resolution of 72. Make sure you only have one layer called 'Background' (the easiest thing is to just flatten the image if you're dragging to a new image) or they won't work.

How to load actions
1. Unzip the weather.atn file to a suitable folder (I have an 'actions' folder in my documents)
2. On your actions tab (Alt+F9 if it's not showing)click the small arrow on the right hand side to open menu
3. 'Load Actions'
4. Select weather.atn from file you unziped to
5. Play selected action by clicking on it and then the little 'play' icon at the bottom of the tab

Once the action is finished all you need to do is save the file as a gif.

Comments

Posted by: Innej Blue (midknight_starr)
Posted at: December 18th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)

This is cool! I will have to try them out. Thanks for sharing!
will credit if I use :)

Posted by: つきちゃん the Romantic Kipper (pixisity)
Posted at: December 18th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
Bella Italia (no words)

Awesome. I've put the post in my memories and will try (I use PS7). Credit will be given as usual :)



Posted by: arbuus (arbuus)
Posted at: December 18th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
dlm: angry mason

ok, i downloaded and tried it, but when i click 'save as', it asks 'discard hidden layers and animation frames?' and when i click 'cancel' it doesn't save at all, when i click 'yes', it saves, but not as an animation. i'm using pscs2 and i tried the big snow effect..

Posted by: Autumn (autumndreamer76)
Posted at: December 19th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Framed Maggie

Are you trying to it as animation or just a still icon? If you want to save it as an animation, go to WINDOW > ANIMATION and the animation panel will come up. Then do your animation like you want. Do FILE > SAVE FOR WEB and hit okay.

Posted by: arbuus (arbuus)
Posted at: December 19th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
gg: marty & rory

OOOHH, ok, cool thanks, it worked now.
*feels stupid*

great effects btw =)

Posted by: Cat (cat_o_wen)
Posted at: December 18th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
Arthur ~ Let it Snow

Awesome! Thanks for these...very much appreciated and will save me a lot of time.

Posted by: medianet (medianet)
Posted at: December 18th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)

I found this interesting and useful. I downloaded it and I will look at it sometime soon. Thank you.

Posted by: elvie (_elvie)
Posted at: December 18th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)

Looks fab. Have downloaded and will credit in resources and when used. Thank you!

Posted by: sweetwaterpink (sweetwaterpink)
Posted at: December 18th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
The Departed_Leo

Downloaded. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: xxxx (jenandhughlove)
Posted at: December 19th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)

Thank you for this. :)

Posted by: Autumn (autumndreamer76)
Posted at: December 19th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Happy Holidays - Tree

Gonna download to see if this makes it any faster. Thanks!

Posted by: Bow ties are cool. (mi_nion)
Posted at: December 19th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)

do you know if they will work in PSP8, I want to make an icon with snow.

Posted by: Kaliegh (millergurl)
Posted at: December 19th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)
Johnny_rum

These are great. Thanks much :)

Posted by: Anna (sassy_kath)
Posted at: December 19th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)

AWWW *__*

Posted by: Val <3 (lastelement)
Posted at: December 20th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)

HI!! I tried these actions but when I saved it, it saved as an icon and not as an animation... I also followed the Window>Animation part, but the 'Animation' thing isn't there, what can i do?

Posted by: firerebellion (firerebellion)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)

You need to open it in ImageReady =).

Posted by: firerebellion (firerebellion)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)

Thank you ^_^, this will shorten the time for making icons for me.

Posted by: Wiebke (820810)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
lights

awesome, thanks for sharing! =)

Posted by: Val <3 (lastelement)
Posted at: December 24th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)

I still can't do it =/
I mean.. i opened ImageReady but.. what i have to do there? Just save it?

Posted by: cuiel_rilwen (cuiel_rilwen)
Posted at: January 26th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)

Hi Clare! I was hoping that you would upload the brushes that are gone, but I just read that your hardware crashed and perhaps they are gone too? I had backup but the cd seems to be corrupted, and I so love your brushes!

Posted by: セーラームーン (usako)
Posted at: February 4th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)

Taken and credited!

Posted by: SupaFly (nano_fly)
Posted at: February 8th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)

THANKS for this been looking for it for a while lol

Posted by: Erin Jean (kalijean)
Posted at: August 9th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)

Hi,

This link doesn't work any more, do you have an alternate one? Thanks :)

Posted by: lere8 (lere8)
Posted at: January 28th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)

It's great! I was fater something like this for awhile now. Thank you so much ;)

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