Image mask animation
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In this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson, I will show you how to create image mask animation using some special flash tips and tricks. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. You can use this animation for some web banner or for some presentation. Let's start!
First, save the 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 300 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 41 and click ok.
Call the current layer 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 photo that you just saved in step 1 into a flash stage. 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.
While the image is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a movie clip symbol.
Click now on frame 55 of layer image 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 Adjust Color filter. Make the adjustments as follows:
Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 55 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.
Create a new layer above the layer image and name it mask.
Select the mask layer and draw a circle shape about 70x70 px and place it on the position like it is shown on the picture below!
Click now on frame 15, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge a circle shape like it is shown on the picture below!
Select frame 55, hit F6 key and enlarge again circle shape like it is shown on the picture below!
Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 20 and frame 20 and 55 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.
Select mask layer and convert it to a mask by right-clicking on the mask layer and selecting Mask. See the picture below.
Test your movie and enjoy!