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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Creating a Bulging Pipe Animation

Most of us who have ever watched a cartoon have seen Popeye or some other totally malleable character squeeze through a pipe—the humorous aspect being that metal pipes usually don't give way and take on a bulge for sailors real or imagined.

Because a cartoon is a form of animation, there's no reason a bulging pipe cannot be a GIF animation.

You just have to know a little about displacement mapping to displace the ordinarily unyielding form of a pipe.

Using Displacement Maps for Special Animations

In the steps coming up, you'll use a file from the companion CD, and learn how to seize some of the power of the Displace command, admittedly a command that in all Photoshop books gathers a little dust. You simply need ...

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