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Mask photo presentation

16.7.2009, 20:37
Submited in: Flash | Total Views: 12720

Using this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson, I will explain to you how to create mask photo presentation using 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 flash filters on it, how to create mask layer and much more. You can also use this presentation for some animation, photo banner... 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 dimensions of photo. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 36 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

While the new made movie clip 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 7

Click now on frame 25 and 30 and hit F6 key. Go back now on frame 25, 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. After that select Filters tab from the left side, click on the plus icon and select the Blur filter. Make the adjustments as follows:



Step 8

Click now again on the plus icon and for this time select the Adjust Color filter. Then, make the adjustments as follows:



Step 9

Go back now on the first frame, select again the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the photo to select it. Then, go again to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. After that select Filters tab from the left side, click on the plus icon and select the Blur filter. Make the adjustments as follows:



Step 10

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 25 and frame 25 and 30 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

Step 11

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

Step 12

Select now mask layer, take the Oval Tool (O) and draw a circle shape about 60x60 px and place it on the center of image. See steo 6.



Step 13

Click now on frame 30 and hit F6 key. After that, using the Free Transform Tool (Q), enlarge the circle shape to cover the entire background. See the picture below!



Step 14

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between the two keyframes on the timeline and choose Create Shape Tween from the menu that appear.

Step 15

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

We're done now!

Test your movie (Ctrl+Enter) and enjoy!

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