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8.2.2010, 16:29
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In this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson, I will show you how to create advanced mask flash banner using some special flash tips and tricks. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. You can use this banner for any presentation or for some animation. Using this lesson, you will also learn how to import any photo into a flash library, how to animate it, create mask window, mask layer, how to create motion tween, how to apply flash filters on any photo and much much more! Let's start!

Example:



Step 1

First, download  the photos that we will use for this lesson!



Step 2


After that, save the photo below that we will use for flash background!



Step 3

Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 450 pixels and the height to 400 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 32 and click ok.

Step 4

Call the current layer background. Double-click on its default name (Layer 1) to change it. Press Enter once you have typed in the new name!

Step 5

Choose File > Import > Import to Stage and import a background photo into a flash stage!

Step 6

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 7

Create a new layer above the layer background and name it mask window.

Step 8

Select the Rectangle Tool (R) and draw a rectangle shape about 280x180 px. While the rectangle shape is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a Graphic Symbol.



Step 9

While the rectangle shape is still selected, repeat step 6.

Step 10

Create a new layer above the layer background and name it photo 1.

Step 11

Choose File > Import > Import to Library. In the file explorer window that appears, find a three photos and Shift-click to select them all. Then click open. If you now open your flash library (Ctrl+L key) you will see three photos that you just imported. See the picture below!



Step 12

Using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique, move the first photo from the flash library on the flash stage.

Step 13

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



Step 14

Click now on frame 40,60 and 70 and hit F6 key.

Step 15

Go back on the first frame and place the photo on the position like is shown on the picture below!



Step 16

Click now on frame 40 and place the photo on the position like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 17

Select now frame 50 and place the photo on this position:



Step 18

Select now frame 70 and place the photo on this position:



Step 19

While you're still on frame 70, 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 20

Click on the Properties Button. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 0%



Step 21

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 40, frame 40 and 60 and frame 60 and 70 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

Step 22

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



We're done!

Test your movie and enjoy!

Download source file (.fla)

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