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Love photo animation using the mask technique

30.6.2009, 14:44
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Using this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson, I will explain to you how to create love photo animation using the mask technique and some special flash tips and tricks. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. Using this lesson, you will also learn how to import any photo into a flash stage, how to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol, how to apply blur filter on it, how to create shape tween and much much more. You can use this animation for some flash banner or presentation. Let's go!

Example:



Step 1

First, find any photo which you like to use for this lesson.



Step 2


Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the dimensions of your document as the dimension of photo. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 30 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 any photo into a flash stage.

Step 5

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



Step 6

Click now on frame 25 and 50 and hit F6 key. Go back now on the first frame, select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the photo to select it. After that, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage! Then, 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 7

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 25 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears. See the picture below.



Step 8

Create a new layer above the layer photo and name it heart.

Step 9

Select now heart layer and using the flash tools for drawing, draw a heart shape like it is shown on the picture below.



Step 10

Click now on frame 50 and hit F6 key. While you're still on frame 50, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge the heart shape like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 11

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



Step 12

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



We're done now!

Test your movie and enjoy!

Download example

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