Pulsing heartbeat effect

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1)Open up The pic you want to use. I'll be using this stock photo of some grungy model-->
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2)Duplicate the layer and add a radial blur. Filter>Blur>Radial Blur. Use these settings-->
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3)Your pic should look like this.-->
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4)Jump to imageready. You can do that by clicking this icon on your toolbar-->
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5)Hide the blurred layer by clicking the eye button on the left of it in your layers palette-->
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6)Go to your animation frame palette and duplicate the frame.

7)Then unhide the blurred layer by clicking on the eye again.Frame 1 should now be your original image and frame 2 should be the blurred layer.-->
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8)Now click the tween button in your animation palette.-->
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9)Add these settings-->
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10)You should now have 5 frames in your animation palette. Click the frame delay times at the bottom of each frame and set each one to 0.1
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11)Press play and thats it!-->
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DONT FORGET TO GO TO FILE>SAVE OPTIMIZED AS AND IT'LL SAVE IT AS A GIF

Tutorial Comments

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my version: http://i34.tinypic.com/if0jfm. gif =D

By retrolushh on Oct 24, 2009 7:53 pm

This is an amazing tutorial

By speakyourmind on Aug 5, 2009 6:28 pm

how do i duplicate the frame at step 6???

By MonCherii on Mar 7, 2009 7:03 am

absolutely amazing. fav'd

By emmasawr on Jan 19, 2009 1:00 pm

At step four, I don't have the Imageready button.
Is there another way to get to that?
Or does Photoshop CS3 not have that?

By BaileyBelovedxx on Dec 28, 2008 2:22 am

really cool.

By futura on Nov 23, 2008 12:18 am

I GOT IT!...but it dont let me save optimized, it says it will only save as png or html, and it will only save selected from because they do not support animated images...so yeah..

By Tramatize on Nov 10, 2008 6:17 pm

where do i find the animation frames? thats where i got lost .

By S0SiCKYUWANiT on Oct 26, 2008 12:52 pm

The link thing didnt work lol so here is the direct link to my creation

http://img.photobu cket.com/albums/v649/codyfrijo le2006/Avatars/TI-1.gif

Tha nks again for the awesome tut!

By codyfrijole2006 on Oct 21, 2008 1:57 pm

Wonderful and fun tutorial!

here is what I made with it. It's cool because the heart brush I added actually flickers and looks like its beating lol

By codyfrijole2006 on Oct 21, 2008 1:57 pm
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Submitted on Jan 31, 2007
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