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Portrait Photo Animation

7.7.2010, 17:38
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Read this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson and see how to create portrait photo animation using some special flash tips and tricks. This animation you can use for any web banner or for some presentation. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. Using this flash lesson you will also learn how to import any photo into a flash stage, how to apply flash filters on it, create motion tween and much much more! Let's start!

Example:



Step 1

First, save the image of portrait that we will 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 (420x315px). Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 36 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer portrait. 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 the photo that you just saved into a flash stage. While the image 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 5

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



Step 6

Click on frame 55 and hit F6 key.

Step 7

Go back on frame 1, 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. 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 8

Click again on plus icon and select Adjust Color. Make the adjustments as follows:



Step 9

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.

Step 10

Select frame 10 and hit F6 key. While you're still on frame 10, hit F6 key ten times.



Step 11

Go back on frame 10 and move your movie clip a little up. Do this also for frame 14 and 18

Step 12

Select now frame 12 and movie it a little down. Do this also for frame 16 and 19.

Step 13

Click now on frame 80 and 120 and hit F6 key.

Step 14

While you're still on frame 120 repeat step 7 and 8.

Step 15

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 80 and 120 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

That's it!

Test your portrait animation and enjoy!

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