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Simple Cat Picture Effect

23.8.2010, 22:37    Total views: 20292

In this flash lesson, you will learn how to create simple cat picture effect. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. This lesson is for flash beginners. Using this lesson, You will also learn how to import any picture into a flash stage, how to convert it into a movie clip symbol, how to apply flash filters on it and much more. Let's start!


Step 1

First, save the picture below that we will use for this lesson as background.

Step 2

Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 420 pixels and the height to 315 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 36 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer picture. Double-click on its default name (Layer 1) to change it. Press Enter once you have typed in the new name!

Step 4

Choose now File > Import > Import to stage (Ctrl+R) and import a photo that you just saved in step 1 into a flash stage. While the photo is still selected, go to the Align Panel (Ctrl+K) and do the following:

1. Make sure that the Align/Distribute to Stage button is turned on,
2. Click on the Align horizontal center button and
3. Click the Align vertical center button.

Step 5

While the picture is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol.

Step 6

Click now on frame 10,70 and 100 and hit F6 key.

Step 7

While you're still on frame 70, select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the picture to select it. Then, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. Select Filters tab from the left side. Click after that on the plus icon and select the Blur filter. Make the adjustments as follows:

Step 8

Click on the Properties Button. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 0%.

Step 9

Go back on the first frame and repeat step 7.

Step 10

While You're still on frame 1, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and do like it is shown on the picture below!

Step 11

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 10 and frame 70 and 100 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

We're done!

Please Enjoy!

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