January 4th, 2010

Anim: Rob goes scratch scratch scratch

Icon animations

Hey everyone, i was hoping you could help me out.. I'm VERY interested in techniques to achieve the below affect (or is it effect, idk..) when making an animated icon.
in the examples, teh background looks as though it is completely removed with a texture behind it with no evidence of a rounded layer mask..
I know how to create animations and such, but how would i be able to cut out the background without masking EVERYSINGLEFRAME? Or is that not the techique used?
Anyways, idk.. I'm using PSCS4e and know my way around the program as previously stated.

Thank you to any given help!
tv | elementary | joan

Gossip Girl Tutorial

Requested by word_never_said.

How to go from to (original cap)

(Created in Photoshop 7. Translatable, I think; uses Curves and Color Balance. No selective color. Tutorial is image-heavy.)

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I hope this was helpful! Please let me know if there are any mistakes or problems, thank you! :D
Original icon can be found here. Please feel free to join/watch my icon community.