Autumnal Photo Effect

Date: 12.10.2010, 14:41    Total views: 19643

Autumn has arrived. Today, Iím going to show you how to create autumnal photo effect using some special flash tips and tricks. 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 photo into a flash stage, how to apply flash filters on it, how to create motion tween and much much more. Let' go!

Example:



Step 1

First, save the photo of autumn 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 35 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer photo. 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 photo is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol.



Step 6

Select frame 50 and hit F6 key.

Step 7

Go back on the first frame, select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the photo 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

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



Step 9

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 50 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

Step 10

Click on frame 100 and 150 and hit F6 key. While you're still on frame 150, repeat steps 7 and 8.

Step 11

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 100 and 150 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.



We're done!

Test your simple effect and enjoy!

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