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Do a Little Dance (base) by medli20 Do a Little Dance (base) by medli20
HEY so remember this thing that I made a few days ago?
Yep, I also made a base for it in case any of y'all wanted to make an icon of your own character of choice doing that same dance.

SO I'M NOT VERY GOOD AT EXPLAINING HOW TO DO THESE THINGS AND I'M NOT EVEN SURE IF I'VE UPLOADED THE RIGHT THINGS, but this is what SHOULD be included in the ZIP file:

> 14 .pngs of the individual frames
> 1 .psd of the individual frames for the body and one layer for the head. (The layers for the body are misnumbered, but they go from first to last chronologically from the bottom to the top.)
> 1 .gif of all the frames strung together (it looks exactly like the preview image above)

There are a number of different ways to create your own icon using this base.

:bulletred: EDITING THE GIF
If you have a program that allows you to open animated .gifs and edit the individual frames, you can draw over each frame using the base as a "skeleton" of your animation, if you will. I don't have any programs that allow me to do this so I couldn't really tell you the process on how to do it, but if you own a program that does this and you know how to use it, then you should be good to go. If not, then try using one of the other methods below.

:bulletred: EDITING THE PNGs
If you don't have any programs that can edit files with the .gif or .psd extensions, then what you can do is edit the .pngs to your liking, then animate them using a website like iaza. You can find a tutorial on using iaza here: and here's a video tutorial here: [link]

:bulletred: EDITING THE PSD
If you have Photoshop (or any other program that can open files with the .psd extension), this may be a good option for you. There is only one "head" layer, which means you really only have to draw your character's hair and facial features once for the whole animation. Once you have edited all the frames to your liking, export the individual frames as .gifs or .psds (make sure you refer back to the individual frames provided in the .zip folder to make sure the head is positioned correctly in relation to the body) and compile it all into one animated .gif using the program of your choice or by using iaza. Links to the iaza tutorials are found above.
>Alternatively, you can use a program like Adobe Imageready (I've also heard that the more recent versions of Photoshop contain Imageready's old animation capabilities but I don't know how to use that). My tutorial on how to animate in Imageready can be found here:

Also: personally, I've found that the icons look better with a transparent background, but if you don't want a transparent bg, that's all up to you. :)

CREDITING:
If you make an icon using this base and upload it to your gallery, please link back! If you make an icon but you don't upload it to your gallery, you don't have to link back to me, but if anyone asks, please just don't take full credit for it.

(Also, I'd appreciate it if you didn't use this base for commercial purposes. Thanks!)
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:iconniqua10023:
Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah I forgot I'll put it on my signature thingy
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:iconniqua10023:
Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm going to use it. :) To let you know. But, only for a icon not on here. So, is that ok?
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ObviouslyNat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
This is fabulous~ XD
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:iconvonhollde:
VonHollde Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey!! I used your base, I added the credits on my signature. Thanks!
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NomiChomp Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would gimp be a appropriate program to use this..?
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not entirely sure; I've never used Gimp so I don't know what kind of capabilities it has.
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:iconnomichomp:
NomiChomp Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huhmn. I guess i'll have to see. Thanks though! :hug:
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Pukichu187 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
uhh how do I separate the frames? :iconermplz:
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That would depend on the program you're using. If you're using Photoshop CS2 or later, I think you can open a .gif, then go to Window > Animation, and it might separate the frames for you. I'm not 100% sure though; I'm not all that familiar with the software. For other programs, you may have to look up tutorials on how to do that since I really don't know too much about other software.

If all else fails, there should be a bunch of separate .png files of each frame included in the .zip in the download link.
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darkair Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Welp hey look what i did OuO //points at avatar and wonders if it worked

Thanks so much for the base!! Last time i tried anything animation wise it was a stick figure... but this was lots of fun! Great job with the smooth moves :'3 //and thanks for the tutorials and other tid bits too.
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Okay so I've been away for a really long time so this reply is like super-late and stuff but WOAH, THAT IS AMAZING! Seriously though, well-done!
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darkair Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Haha thanks x' D and it's alright about the late reply, kinda realized after i commented that you were away.
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cozcon2000 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so amazing eventually Im going to get around to editing it
....someday.....
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SlaughterDisturbance Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god look at this while listening to this: [link]
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha, it's perfect! :XD:
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:iconslaughterdisturbance:
SlaughterDisturbance Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lolololol
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ATEL1ER Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Argggghhh- so much need to make...

All I have is MS paint tho ;-;
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You can make it with MS paint. Just save and edit all the individual frames as separate image files, then use a website like Iaza to animate it. :)
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ATEL1ER Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, okay!
Thankchu~

nowihavetoworkonthis XD
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:iconzippydsmlee:
ZippyDSMlee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
*head spins*
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:iconkates07632:
kates07632 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Make Slender gif already :3
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would but I don't have the tiiiime xD
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:iconkates07632:
kates07632 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
D: AWW! Well, make it when you feel like it, i want to fav it >:D
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BunnyGirl150 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to try this badly :iconamgplz: If I do, I'll link it back so you can see my fail :la:
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good luck! :D
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:icontheshadowhatter:
TheShadowHatter Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Writer
if I had any artistic ability I would find this extremely useful and would love to give it a try.

guess I'll just have to see what everyone else comes up with.
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YoshiraArua8 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DX I want one so bad, but I don't have the skill or programs!
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TenaciousTinkerer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my yes must make myself one :D
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good luck! :D
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:icontechnojara:
TechnoJara Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks ;u; i will definitely use this, once i stop being a lazy butt cx
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem, and good luck! :D
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:iconspiritedfang:
SpiritedFang Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
When I'm done with that animation, you're going to wish you never released it. :mwahaha:
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my. I'm not quite sure what to think about that! :XD:
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:iconpeeka13:
Peeka13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do a little dance~
Make a little love~
Get down tonight~
Get down tonight~
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YES, YOU ACTUALLY RECOGNIZED WHERE THE TITLE IS FROM :XD:
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:iconpeeka13:
Peeka13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, so that was intentional, lol. XD I didn't realize that. But still, yay~! :dummy:
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EckoSlime Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I knew how to edit at least this one to make my own :iconotlplz: XD
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
[link] Here's another tutorial, if that helps!
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EckoSlime Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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