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Text presentation in flash

19.6.2008, 1:40
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In this easy, detailed Flash lesson, you will see how to create very modern text presentation using some special flash tips and tricks. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. You can use this presentation as flash banner, header...Using this detailed lesson, you will also learn how to place every letter in spearated layer, how to convert every letter into a Movie Clip, how to animate every letter and much more!



Step 1

Open a new Flash document by selecting File > New > Flash document and clicking ok. Set the dimensions of your document as whatever you like and set the speed (frame rate) to 32 fps. Select any color as background color and click ok.



Step 2


Take the Text Tool (T) and type some text on the flash stage.

Step 3

While the text is still selected, press F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert this text into a Movie Clip Symbol.



Step 4

Click now on frame 15 and press F6 key.

Step 5

Go back now on frame the first frame, take the Free Transform Tool (Q) and do like it is shown on the picture below.



Step 6

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between the frame 1 and frame 20 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears. See the picture below.



Step 7

Click now on frame 60 and press F6 key. After that, while you're still on frame 60, press again F6 key then times. See the picture below.



Step 8

Go back now on frame 61, take the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge the text a little. Afte that, take the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the text to select it. Then, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 50%.



Step 9

Click now on frame 100 and press again F6 key.

Step 10

While you're still on frame 100, press twice time Ctrl+B key (Break apart) to break apart this movie clip. See the picture below.



Step 11

Choose now, Modify - Timeline - Distribute to Layers (Ctrl+Shift+D). Now you have placed every letter in separated layer. See the picture below.



Step 12

Take now the Selection Tool (V) and select the first frame of every letter. Then, using the drag and drop technique, move the first frame of every letter on frame 100. See the picture below.



Step 13

Select now just the frame of the first letter and press F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert the first letter into a Movie Clip Symbol.



Step 14

Clcik after that on frame 105 and press F6 key. While you're still on frame 105, take the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge the letter T a little.

Step 15

Take now the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the letter to select it. Then, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 0%.

Step 16

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between the frame 100 and frame 105 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears. See the picture below.



Step 17

It's time for another letter. Select the second letter and press again F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert the second letter into a Movie Clip Symbol. Then, click on frame 103 and 108 and press F6 key. While you're still on frame 108, take the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlrage the second frame also.

Step 18

Repeat now step 15.

Step 19

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between the frame 105 and frame 108 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears. See the picture below.



We 're done with the first two letters. Repeat this process also for every other letter and test after that your movie.

Enjoy!

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