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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: 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 =)

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