Cutting text effect

9.10.2007, 0:7
Submited in: Flash | Total Views: 59695

This tutorial will show you how to create cool and practical text effect using the mask. You don't have to use action script code to make this tutorial. This tuts is very easy for create - just follow a few following steps.

Step 1

Create a new flash document.

Step 2

Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the dimensions of your document as whatever you like. Select any color as background color.Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 24 and click ok.

Step 3

Take the Text Tool (A) and go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. Then, choose the following options:

1. Select a Static Text field,
2. Select any font, for this example I have used Base 02.
3. Choose any size as font size.
4. Select any color as font color,
5. As the rendering option, select Use Anti-alias for readability.

Then, type any text on the stage.See the picture below.

Step 4

Take the Selection Tool (V) and double click on layer 1 to rename its name in text. After that, click on frame 100 and press F5 key.

Step 5

Create a new layer above the text layer and name it mask.

Step 6

Select the mask layer and take the Rectangle Tool (R). In the Colors portion of the Tool panel, block the Stroke color by clicking on the little pencil icon and then on the small square with the red diagonal line. For Fill color choose any color and draw a big “rectangle” over the text.See the picture below.

Step 7

Take the Selection Tool (V) and cut a parts of rectangle like it is shown on the picture below.

Do this also for another side of rectangle. See the picture below.

Step 8

Take the Free Transform Tool (Q) and rotate a little cutted rectangle on the left side. See the picture below.

Step 9

Click on frame 40,60 and 100 of layer mask and press F6 key.

Step 10

Go back on frame 40 and move the rectangle over the text. See the picture below.

Do this also for frame 60.

Step 11

Then, click on frame 100, and move the rectangle below the text. See the picture below.

Step 12

Choose right-click anywhere on the gray area between the frame 1 and 40 frame 40 and 60 and frame 60 an 100 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.See the picture below.

Step 13

Select mask layer and convert it to a mask by right-clicking on the mask layer and selecting Mask. See the picture below.

Test your Movie (Ctrl+Enter).

We're done!

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