Flicker effect

In this lesson you will learn how to make an interesting animation. This effect is perfect for all types of metal or plastic. The author did this with armor.
Now let’s learn how to create a lively, glowing metal!

Step 1. Open the image to which you want to apply this effect. The author used the image of a soldier with metal armor from STARWARS KotOR.

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Step 2. Select the part (using the familiar selection methods) that you want to use for the shining effect and copy it to a new layer (ctrl+J).

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Step 3. Create a new layer above (in my case) the shoulder and add the following gradient:

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Step 4. It should look like this:

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Step 5. Place the gradient layer on our photo:

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Step 6. We press CTRL+ALT +G and installblendingmodeonoverlay(overlap):

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Step 7. Go to Image-ready and click the following button. Duplicatescurrentframe (Duplicate selected frames):

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Step 8. We make the 1st frame(frame) like the palette on the left, and 2nd like the one on the right:

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Step 9. Click tween (create intermediate frames), this is a button with dots, and set the following parameters:

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Step 10. This is what should happen if you did everything right.

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Author: MICK MOOLHUIJSEN

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