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Tutorial Making Personal Transitions Using Masks

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:15 pm
by trustfm
Tutorial Making Personal Transitions Using Masks

From the version 2.0 Foto2Avi supports personal Transitions ! You can do your personal transitions now !
Let's see how someone can create transitions on it's own !

First option :
Using Gimp

We run Gimp we press file->new
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We select 640*480 as dimension
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We will use the gradient tool
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Remember : Black means transparency.
White means Not transparency


and the selection tool
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First with the selection tool we select half of the empty picture and we fill it with the gradient tool
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We create something like this :
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Now we select invert selection
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And we do ,always with gradient tool, something like this :
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We get this :
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We save this mask as BMP

Now we load Foto2avi and we select Transitions->TransMask -> We select external Mask and we load the mask.bmp
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Second option :
Using Inkscape . Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor. It is more appropriate to do some cool transitions with this tool !

We run it and we select 640*480
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We draw an circle and we use the selection tool to select it and move it (or resize it using the ctrl button+mouse)
We copy (ctrl+c) and paste(ctrl+v) the first circle and we make an second one .
Now we select the second circle we change its color we resize it (make it smaller). Now we copy the second circle and we paste it in order o get an third circle ...
We get something like this ...
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With the copy-paste method we draw 10 circles ...
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It is time to change the picture to black and white see how it is done !
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We save the project as svg
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Now this project can be imported to gimp and we save it (from gimp) as bmp !

Now we load Foto2avi and we select Transitions->TransMask -> We select external Mask and we load the mask.bmp
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Download Masks (New Transitions) : Here