Cute Photo Presentation
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In this flash tutorial, you will learn how to create cute photo presentation using some special flash tricks and mask. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. This presentation can be used for any web banner or for some animation. Let's start!
First, save the photo below that we will use for this lesson.
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 257 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 55 and click ok.
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!
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 photo is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol.
Click now on frame 60 and hit F6 key.
Go back on the first frame and select the Selection Tool (V). Then, click once on the photo to select it and go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. Then, in the Color Menu select Advanced, click on Settings button and make the adjustments as follow:
Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 60 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.
Create a new layer above the layer photo and name it mask.
Select the first frame of layer mask, take the Oval Tool (O) and draw a circle shape about 130x130 px and place it on the center of background.
Select now frame 60 of layer mask and hit F7 key. After that, take the Rectangle Tool (R) and draw a rectangle shape over the flash stage. See the picture below!
Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 60 on the timeline and choose Create Shape Tween from the menu that appears.
Select now mask layer and convert it to a mask by right-clicking on the mask layer and selecting Mask.
Test your presentation and enjoy!