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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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6.3 Using Animation Tools

GIMP offers numerous tools and filters for creating animations. In this section, we show you some of those tools.

Interactive Deformation

With this tool and little work, you can create an impressive, or at least amusing, animation.

Basically, we’ll warp an existing image and then automatically generate the intermediate layers of the animation. To do this, we need to introduce an additional capability of a tool used previously to distort still images.

We start with a picture of a rather serious girl, the first one in Figure 5-1. Our animation will make her smile in a silly, exaggerated way. First, select the face with the Fuzzy Select tool.

Select the IWarp tool: Image: Filters > Distorts > IWarp. The dialog shown in Figure 6-32 ...

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