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Smiley Picture Effect

3.9.2010, 17:28
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In this flash lesson, you will learn how to create smiley picture effect using some special flash tips and tricks. You can use this effect for some web banner or for some presentation. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. Using this lesson, You will also learn how to import any picture into a flash stage, how to apply flash filters on it, enlarge it using the Free Transform Tool (Q) and much more. Let's start!

Example:



Step 1

First, save the picture below that we will use for this lesson as background.





Step 2


Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 420 pixels and the height to 315 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 44 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer picture. 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 a picture 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.



Step 5

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



Step 6

Select frame 50 and hit F6 key.

Step 7

Go back on the first frame, select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the picture 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

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 50 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

Step 9

Create a new layer above the layer picture and name it picture 1.

Step 10

Go back on frame 50 of layer picture and hit Ctrl+C key (Copy). After that, select the first frame of layer picture 1 and hit Ctrl+Shift+V key (Paste In Place).

Step 11

Select frame 50 of layer picture 1 and hit F6 key.

Step 12

Go back on the first frame of layer picture 1 and select the Free Transform Tool (Q). Then, enlarge a picture like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 13

Select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the picture that You just enlarged. After that, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. In the Properties Panel You will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 0%.



Step 14

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 50 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

We're done!

Test Your smiley effect and enjoy!

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