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GIMP Animated Border Highlight by fence-post GIMP Animated Border Highlight by fence-post
This is a tutorial I created and posted at some time ago. In it, I will show you how to create an animated border highlight using the GIMP GAP plugin. GAP does not come with GIMP automatically, so you'll have to go to your favorite GIMP download site and make sure you download/install it. You don't put it in the GIMP plugins folder. Just save it to your desktop and double-click the installer. Sorry Mac users, this isn't for you. There is no GAP plugin for MAC.

GAP can be rather tricky at times and isn't the most user-friendly. But, I've re-written this one and tried to make it as easy as possible. Lots of screenshots and, in the typical fencepost fashion, lots of very detailed instructions. Probably too much information for you GIMP experts out there! :D

I hope you enjoy it and learn a new trick or two. It's in html format so just click the Download to Desktop button, double-click the zip file and save the file folder and html file to a convenient location. Double-click the html file to view at your leisure.

As always, comments and questions are welcome. If you need clarification on something, don't hesitate to ask. Just keep in mind, it may take me a little bit to get back with you.


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shauwnh Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
ayame18 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow that was you that made it? :o How awesome. :la:
Thanks for sharing this with dA.
dKnightb Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
i cant wait to try this out
ebell1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist
If i use this effect for a web page how do I make the shine go across only once when a user firsts access my site?
Wastelander7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Do you know what happened to the Gimp Plugin Repository? I get 550 internal server errors when I go to it?
emma00 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
cool thanks........
BrekBrek Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
When you go to use it, where does it show up?
does it show under filters or what?

Im kinda new with everything on GIMP with the plugins and scripts so..yeah lol

fence-post Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
The GAP should show up under the Video menu. It's a new menu that's created when GAP is installed.

StockManipolation Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
:worship: A lot of idiots have the skill to explain the most simple things in a very erudite ,tecnical and criptic way

Few genius could explain clearly complicated things with simple worlds

And for sure you are NOT a idiot!! :worship:
fence-post Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
THANKS! Glad you like them. I certainly try to "teach" on a level that everyone can understand. Thanks for the comments.

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