Start off with your image you want to add the shine effect to, im going to use a signature i prevously made in another tutorial. select the “text tool” and write your text best to use a darkish color im going to use a greyish gradient color. like this.
Create a new layer then select the “polygonal lasso tool” and make a selection like this.
Now select the color white as your forground and select the “gradient tool” then select the color white to transparent in the gradient options.
Now start from the right click and drag towards the left like this.
Now with it still selected press “CTRL + X” to cut the selection and delete the layer u created, now while pressing “CTRL” click on your text layer to make a selection like this.
Now with the text later selected press “shift + CTRL + v” which will paste into the text layer, you should have something like the image below. Now your ready to add the animation so click “file > edit in image ready” OR “shift + CTRL + m”
Before we start make sure you got the animations window open, to check see image below
You should have 2 tiny images in your layers pallette on layer 1 make sure the one on the right is selected.
Now move the white gradient all the way over to the leftso it cant be seen, see image below.
Now click “duplicate current frame” in the animation timeline window.
You should now have 2 frames, with frame 2 selected move your white gradient to the other end of your image.
Now click frame 1 and click the tween button.
You will get a new window popup its pretty straight forward just use my settings.
Now you will see more frames have been created, thats your animation, you are now ready to save so click “file > save optimized as” and save to your hard drive you should have a little animation like below.