Simple Valentines Day image effect!
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Valentine's day is coming! In this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson, I will show you how to create simple valentines day photo effect using the mask. You can use this effect for some web banner or for some simple presentation. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. Let's start!
First, save the valentine's image below that we will use for this lesson as background.
Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 400 pixels and the height to 240 pixels. Select #82D523 color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 36 and click ok.
Call the current layer valentine's image. Double-click on its default name (Layer 1) to change it. Press Enter once you have typed in the new name!
Choose now File > Import > Import to stage (Ctrl+R) and import a valentines image that you just saved in step 1 into a flash stage. While the picture 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.
While the image is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol.
Click now on frame 40 and hit F6 key.
Go back on the first frame, select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the image 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:
While you're still on frame 1, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and do like it is shown on the picture below!
Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 40 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.
Create a new layer above the layer valentines day image and name it mask.
Select mask layer, take the Rectangle Tool (R) and draw a rectangle shape about 32x240 px.
While the rectangle shape is still selected, repeat step 4.
Click now on frame 40 and hit F6 key. While you're still on frame 40, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and do like it is shown on the picture below!
Select mask layer and convert it to a mask by right-clicking on the mask window layer and selecting Mask. See the picture below.
Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 40 on the timeline and choose Create Shape Tween from the menu that appears.
Test your photo effect and enjoy!
Happy Valentines Day!