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Group avatar base: Cat couple by the-snow-fox Group avatar base: Cat couple by the-snow-fox
Uhhh... wait.
Is this an April Fool's prank?
I'm seriously having a heart attack right now, I didn't think I would ever get a DD. How did this happen? I just spent the last 10 minutes staring at it expecting it to disappear. Thank you all so much, I am really amazed and happy right now, I really appreciate all the lovely faves and comments :heart: :hug:

I made a few changes to the animation. It's not major, but I think it looks better. Also, I decided to try adding in some color presets in case you want somewhere to start. It only works if you have Photoshop, sorry... I use CS4, so if you have another version it might work slightly different.
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This is a free base you can change any way you want as long as you credit me. It's based on this avatar I made a while back [link] I would love to see it when you're done!

To use it, just click download and open the ZIP file. I included two versions of the base; if you have Photoshop you can use the "Cat Icon Base.psd" file, but otherwise you can use the "Cat Icon Base Simple.gif" file which has all the separate frames. I included each frame individually as well (keep and mind that frame 3/5 is both frame 3 and frame 5 because those two frames are the same). You can use to compile the frames, or another animation software if you have it.

I also put in "Cat Icon Base Frame 1.gif", which is probably the easiest to use (t's just one frame, so no animation)

Here's the easiest way:
1. Click "download"
2. Unzip the folder
3. Open the folder and find "Cat Icon Base Frame 1/7.gif"
4. Open the file in whatever drawing program you use
5. Use the paint bucket or pencil tool to color it (if you have transparency, you can delete the white background from the corners)
6. Save it as a GIF file
This won't make it animated, but it's much easier than the other ways (:

For Paint users:
Thanks to ~RainbowAdoptions for the explanation!
1. Download any gif
2. Open ''
3. Click on the orange and white arrow. Then upload the gif. It will pull you back to the main page, so click on the link titled 'Frame Animation', and it will show all of the frames. Just save each and every one. You can close that tab/window after this is done, but it's okay to leave it open.
4. Save every frame
5. Open paint and color every frame
6. Put all of your colored frames back into ''
7. Put your speed, right-click and open finished product in new tab, AND SAVE!

For Photoshop users:
1. Download the file and open the ZIP folder. Select the file "Cat Icon Base.psd"
2. Open it in Photoshop and select Window-->Animation
3. A small animation window should show up, make sure it's shown as a frame animation
4. Click frame 1
5. Open the "Right cat" or "Left cat" folders, then open the Color Preset folders. You can toggle the visibility of any of the layers to make whatever patterns you want. You can also edit them, or just make your own pattern on the "Color" layer.
You can also toggle the Stars folder on or off in this frame.
6. Now go to frame 2 - you should see that the left cat's blink cycle has started. You can change the eyelid color in the "Left cat" folder on the "Blink 1" layer (it starts out white). Do the same thing in frames 3 and 4 with the Blink 2 and 3 layers.
Don't change the layer visibility - Blink 1 is only visible in frame 2, Blink 2 is only visible in frame 3, etc.
7. Now go to frames 10, 11, and 12 and change the eyelid color in the "Right cat" folder - these layers are also called Blink 1, 2, and 3.
8. Try pressing the Play button and the blink cycle should work (:
9 Go to File-->Save for Web & Devices-->Save and it should save to your computer as an animated GIF.

Sorry I can't make this easier, I don't have Flash or anything...
If this is too complicated you can always use the "Simple" file or I can do it for you (:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-04-01
Not only does Group avatar base: Cat couple by *the-snow-fox offer a lot of beautiful pre-made icons, it also gives you a template to get creative with and a lot of information on how to do so.
All in all, this is a top-notch resource!
( Featured by Hardrockangel )
PixelClaw17 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
"Cutness overload! I-iiii- I cant, no. just no," walks away with her evee paws in the air

- lol jk nice art.
-Pix17 :D
shademewhite098 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
Using <3 i'll cred yoo ^3^
TinaART2305 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Hyroshii Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh I know you're not on at all anymore BUT STIL
Can I use this for a YCH?
IceClaw24 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Used here:

I just wanted to check you didn't mind me changing it slightly. If you do I'll take it down.
Fangrust Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
to bad i dont have the good tools on sai paint i cant do anything good on it :/ and the tool download things are so confusing 
Nightfeather123 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hang on I see Nightfeadher in there I think!
xXSilverStaticXx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I downloaded it, But i cant unzip it? Paint keeps saying it wont work.
Dominoclub Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
how to unzip ?
xXSilverStaticXx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It wont let me unzip it :(
Ruvikkin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ShadowsMaze Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
StormyAscends we have to do thisss
StormyAscends Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes :D
ShadowsMaze Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
StormyAscends Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what characters?
ShadowsMaze Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
idk lmao
StormyAscends Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
idk either XD
Cookieswirldonut Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Umm I am not allowed to download on the computer so can I use the save thinge?
tinydancersaj Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
well... here's mai group C: crystalheart-wolfs.deviantart.…
cherie-stenson Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Lily Thank you will use
PandaWarMaster Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you download it?
TechnolgicCheeto Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you get all the frame if you want to animate it?
Cola-bae Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Artist
How do you unzip it?
DarkToDawn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
used as a stamp!
Munster-kitteh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
can you make a non animated one please??? if you do thanks
KittyFluffehKat63 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
MutantDemonMaster Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you deal with the frames and stuff for animating?? D: (Is having issues, and has, like, 41 frames, somehow...)
EnderMouse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Artist
Rly cute! X3 can i use it?
snowfang123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Artist
Stardust-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
May I edit this to be a profile icon? The expression of the one on the right is perfect for my shy snow leopard character, and I just love this style icon!
Ask-Canada-The-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yellowstarburstkitty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ArtyPerla Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute, Using!

And you deserved the DD! :D
DARKnRACCOON Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
So cute!
MishkaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Using :D
TogetickloversNEwPlc Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using, it wont be animated though if that's ok^^;
CreamyBut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
deerhunter30 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
when I try to upload it to iaza it says ERROR: File Bad Format
xX-Rosestar-Xx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Used for #Rosy-Diamonds 
Ace-Warrior-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist i tried xD
i-eat-my-insides Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
i don't know how to unzip folders XD
i-eat-my-insides Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
wait when I try to use it it says I cant cuz its not 50x50
kayla4799 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG MUST USE!!! xD i will give credit don worry
xX-Rosestar-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Digital Artist
HetaliaDeathCandy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Can I use this base to make an icon for me and my GF? ^.^
ShinyMisty Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Writer
My friend and I are using the icon right now. :3
Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
bunnynoizu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
worked an absolute treat, will be colouring very soon <3
Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist

This doesn't work as a gif base


1. I tried the Paint method. When I click 'Frame Animation' it only showed the one frame I opened. So that doesn't work.


2. I tried the Photoshop method, and I can't even open it with Photoshop. I can only open it with Picture Viewer. When I tried to open it using photoshop, it wouldn't open.


The only way to use this base is to open each frame in paint, save it as a png, then open it in photoshop and animate it yourself.

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