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Animated Av Border Tutorial

Open new image 150×150
Flood fill with your choice of color
Selections – select all – modify – contract by 2
Flood fill with second choice of color
Selections – select all – modify – contract by 1
Flood fill with your choice of color (same as first or choose another color)
Selections – select all – modify – contract by 2
At this point you can copy and paste your image in (I always use the tag I created for the set) – position where you want it
Selections – invert – delete
So now your border is LAYER 1 and whatever you pasted in is LAYER 2
Select layer 1
Effects – plug in filters – penta – jeans – set the amount to whatever you want – for the sample above I set it to 71 and left the border width default at 4
Now duplicate LAYER 1 (so that you have 2 borders now)
Select the COPY OF LAYER 1 and then image – mirror
Now select layer 2 (the image you pasted in) and duplicate it
So now you have 4 layers – 2 border layers and 2 image layers
Hide all layers and then unhide 1 border layer and 1 image layer – make sure you have one of the unhidden layers selected and then merge visible
Hide merged layer – unhide other 2 layers and merge visible
Save as a PSP image
Open in Animation Shop – view to make sure you did everything right
Then save as GIF